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OSA Mourns The Loss Of Graham Leggat

By OSA News, 09/01/15, 5:30PM EDT


The Ontario Soccer Association extends its condolences to the friends and family of Graham Leggat of who passed away earlier this week.

An iconic Canadian soccer commentator and host of several popular soccer shows, including Soccer Saturday and World of Soccer, Leggat was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in the builder category in 2001. 

Leggat was named the first coach of the Toronto Metros in the NASL when he came to Canada in 1971. He also served as Vice-President and Managing Director of the NASL's Edmonton Drillers for two years (1979-80).

Leggat's 16-year soccer career included stints with Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier Division and well as several clubs in the English League during the 1950's, including Fulham, Birmingham City and Rotherdam United. He also played in 18 international games for Scotland, including the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.

Leggat was a fantastic supporter of our game and he will be deeply missed by those in Ontario soccer.