Leading goalkeepers: Robert Judd

Robert Judd was born on May 15, 1954.

Bob Judd first came to prominence as a goalkeeper for the Quebec team at the 1972 Canadian junior championships. Quebec defeated British Columbia 2-1 in the final. The championship final was held at University of Montreal on October 28, 1972. The Montreal Gazette described Judd as being sensational.

His play at the championship finals earned him a call-up to represent the Canadian national youth team at an international tournament in Nicaragua in 1972.

While a member of Montreal-club Rosemere he had a tryout with Montreal Olympique (NASL) in March 1973. In August 1973 he reperesented the Quebec Under 21 team at the Canada games that was held in British Columbia. After the 1973 season he was voted team MVP at the University of Toronto.

In September 1974 he was selected for the Canadian men’s national team training camp. He spent the 1975 season with Hamilton City in the National Soccer League. Then followed two season with Toronto Macedonia in the NSL.

The 6’0″ and 170 pounds goalkeeper was a reserve player with Toronto Metros-Croatia in the North American Soccer League in the 1978 season. In 1979 Metros-Croatia changed their name to Toronto Blizzard and Bob remained with the club for the start of the 1979 NASL season.

Bob then joined Panhellenic Olympics in Toronto. He was voted as the leading goalkeeper in the National Soccer League in the 1980 season. Panhellenic won the 1980 NSL play-off championship.

In April 1983 he was picked for the Canadian Olympic Team tryouts for the qualifying games for the 1984 Olympic Games that was to be held in Los Angeles.

Before the 1986 season Panhellenic changed their name to Scarborough Olympics. Bob was still their number one goalkeeper in the National Soccer League.

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