Montreal Castors

Montreal Castors was a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1975. The team played in the National Soccer League, winning the championship in 1978 and 1979 before withdrawing from the league in 1979.[1]

Montreal Castors
Full nameLes Castors de Montreal
Founded1975
GroundClaude-Robillard Stadium
ChairmanTony Iammatteo
LeagueNational Soccer League

The Castors played their home games at the Claude-Robillard Stadium in Montreal, which was built for the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1]

HistoryEdit

Italian-born businessman, Tony Iammatteo, founded the club in 1975.[2] The Castors featured several star soccer players from Europe and South America, including Brito, Cané, Aguinaldo Moreira, Lima, Toninho Guerreiro, Franco Gallina and Igor Bachner, and Canada men's national soccer team regulars such as Tino Lettieri and Gordon Wallace.[3] In 1978, the team compiled a 15-1-4 record as they won the National Soccer League for the first time. The following season, the team had a 16-1-3 record as it won the league a second consecutive time.[1]

Year-by-yearEdit

[4]

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
1976 "2" NSL, 2nd Division 2nd
1977 "1" NSL 2nd
1978 "1" NSL 1st
1979 "1" NSL 1st

HonoursEdit

  • National Soccer League: 2
1978, 1979

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Soccer Castors cut ties with pro league". Montreal Gazette. February 2, 1979.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Tony Iammatteo". Montreal Gazette. June 15, 2006. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "Castors feature international soccer stars". The Ottawa Journal. June 17, 1976.
  4. ^ Litterer, David A. (7 June 2013). "Canada - Canadian National Soccer League". RSSSF.

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