Great players: Ted Piskozub

Tadeusz Piskozub was born in Poland on January 10, 1922. During the Second World War he served with the Polish Army. While stationed in England the 6 feet 5 inches goalkeeper played for the Polish Forces in representative games.

After the war Ted remained in England. In November 1947 Ted signed for Corby Town and quickly became a fans favourite due to his brilliant displays in goal for the club.

In 1948 Ted joined Kettering Town in the Birmingham and District League. The club joined the Southern League before the start of the 1950-51 season. Ted played in 28 Southern League games during the 1950-51 season.

In the 1951-52 season he played for Brush Sports in the Birmingham and District League. From 1952 to 1954 Ted played for Symington in the United Counties League.

On May 3, 1954 Ted left the England for Canada. When he arrived in Toronto he joined the Polish White Eagles. He made his debut against Hamilton Westinghouse in a National Soccer League game on May 18. From then on and until 1959 Ted was the Polish White Eagles’ regular goalkeeper.

In the 1956 season the White Eagles won both the National Soccer League championship and the playoff championship.

Clipping from the Nanaimo Daily News June 7, 1956,

Ted was voted as the best goalkeeper in the National Soccer League in the 1958 season. He also represented the NSL All-Stars and the Ontario All-Stars in many exhibition games. After the 1959 NSL season Ted retired from playing soccer.

Ted passed away on June 1, 1981 in Palgrave, Ontario.

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