QUEBEC SELECTS

In January 1974 the Quebec Soccer Federation decided to field a team in the NSL for the 1974 season. The team was called the Quebec Football Club but was commonly known as the Quebec Selects. The team was made up the best amateur players in Quebec.

Head coach was former Montreal Olympique (NASL) coach Graham Adams. Adams was a former player with Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United in England. He had previously also coached in South Korea and Bermuda.

The players were borrowed from their parent clubs and played for both teams, meaning they often played two games a day. Key players were Guy Lefebvre, Jim Corsi, Zach Bregansky and Chris Horrocks. Late in August they were strengthened by the addition of Gordon Wallace who had been playing for the Toronto Metros in the NASL.

Originally it was planned to play at Marquette Stadium but due to the poor facilities there the Selects ended up playing at Jarry Park.

Quebec Selects dropped out after the 1974 season and instead the Selects played in exhibition games in 1975.