William John Breadon was born in Toronto in 1914. Bill excelled in soccer and basketball during his youth.

Bill first came to prominence in basketball in the mid-1930’s with the Broadview Young Men’s Christian Association. The “Y” were members of the Ontario Basketball Association. In 1936 the team reached the Ontario finals but lost to Windsor Fords. Bill then moved to Toronto Grads.

He also made his mark as a goalkeeper and was Ulster United’s number one from 1938 until 1947. In 1941 Bill won the National Soccer League championship with Ulster United. He was Ulster United’s goalkeeper when they won the 1946 Dominion Championship.

After retiring from soccer Bill worked as a journalist for Maclean-Hunter. He passed away in June 1969 at the age of 55 due to cancer.