The following criteria have been and will continue to be used by the Selectors when considering the eligibility of a person for induction.
A PLAYER must have:
• Been born in Canada or become a Canadian citizen before or during her/his playing career;
• Played with distinction either...i) for Canada, or...ii) in a national senior or professional league in Canada or abroad
• Been retired from playing for at least 5 years.
(Note - Two items have been taken into account which affect most of the older players. Prior to 1948, citizenship was not a factor in Canada; neither was there a national team from 1927-1957. Many players played outstandingly in those years.)
A BUILDER must have:
• Been born in Canada, become a Canadian citizen or been a long term resident in Canada
• At the appropriate national, international, or provincial level, either administered, coached, or provided medical or physiotherapeutic services to, refereed, or as a member of the media, written about or commented on the game with distinction over an extended period of time.
(Note - No person may be nominated while holding office in the game at national, international, or provincial level or who is a member of the Selection Committee or the Board of Governors of The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum.)
A TEAM OF DISTINCTION or AN ORGANIZATION OF DISTINCTION (e.g. a club, association, tournament, publication) must have:
• Excelled at a National level
To nominate a person, you will be required to provide:
• the full name(s) and address of your nominee;
• her/his telephone numbers at home and at work;
• her/his date and place of birth, (and, if deceased, the date and place of death);
• as much information as you know about your nominee's Soccer or Soccer-related activities, and the category of player or builder which you believe is the more appropriate. Remember that, after retiring from playing, many players continue to serve the game and become builders.
Nominations may be made at any time and will be reviewed prior to the following selection process.