Great players: George Campbell

George Campbell -

George “Geordie” Campbell was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 18, 1888.

Geordie started his career in Scottish junior soccer with Renfrew Victoria. He emigrated to Canada late in his teens. In Toronto he joined the famous Thistle Club and played for them from 1906 to 1911. Won the People’s Shield in 1906 and the Ontario Cup four times with the Thistles.

In 1911 he played in two exhibition games against the touring English side Corinthians. In the first match he played for an Ontario Select side that lost 1-2 on August 5. Two days later he was the right fullback when Toronto beat the tourists 3-1 on August 7.

In 1911 he moved to the Toronto Scottish and would go on to play for that Club for many years. He was the captain of Toronto Scottish when they won the Dominion championship in 1921. Geordie won the Ontario Cup three times with the Scottish. He retired from soccer in October 1928.

In 1921 he played in two games against the touring Scottish Football Association team.

On June 27, 1925 he represented Canada in their international game against the United States at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. The United States won the game 1-0.

George donated the Campbell Cup, the trophy given to the winners of the Toronto Senior Soccer League.

He passed away on February 21, 1952 at the age of 68 in Toronto.

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