The aim with these pages are to remember the many highs and some of the lows of the National Soccer League. I also include some of the various soccer leagues that existed in the same areas and at the same time as of the NSL.

It is now forgotten how many international stars that played in the National Soccer League. Sam Chedgzoy, Erno Schwarz, Zoltan Czibor, Jair da Costa and Jose Altafini are just a number of famous players to have played in the league. So did Maradona, Lalo that was.

Please note that I am deliberately not copying from groundbreakers like Colin Jose and Rocket Robin to avoid eventual small mistakes being repeated. They have my full and utmost respect for their passion and hard work.

If you see mistakes or have info, please contact me!


Christian Hesle, Oslo, Norway


Soccer Illustrated
Match Magazine
World Soccer
North American Soccer and Football News


Their Sporting Legacy, K.W. Sokoloyk
Football League Players' Records 1946-1988, Barry J. Hugman

Newsaper archives:
Toronto Star
Ukrainian Weekly
Montreal Gazette
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Journal
Windsor Star