Selection Criteria

The following criteria have been and will continue to be used by the Selectors when considering the eligibility of a person for induction.
  

PLAYER 

 
A Player must have:

•    Been born in Canada or become a Canadian citizen before or during her/his playing career;
•    Played with distinction either for Canada or in a national senior or professional league in Canada or abroad
•    Been retired from playing either professionally or internationally whichever last played for a minimum of 4 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 Player must not have:

•   Chosen to play for another country at the World Cup level
•   Brought the game into disrepute during or after his/her playing career


BUILDER


A Builder must have: 

•    Been born in Canada, become a Canadian citizen or been a long term resident in Canada
•    Have administered, coached, refereed or provided medical services with distinction at the appropriate national, international or provincial level over an extended period 
     of time
•    Been a member of the media that has written about or commented on the game with distinction at the appropriate national, international or provincial level over an extended period 
     of time

A Builder must not have:

•    Brought the game into disrepute during or after his/her career

(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.)
 

PIONEER


A Pioneer must have made a significant contribution to the early development of the game of soccer in Canada.

A Pioneer must have:

•    Been born in Canada, became a CAndian citizen or been a long term resident in Canada
•    Have administered, coached, refereed or provided medical services with distinction at the appropriate national, international or provincial level over an extended period of time
•    Have been a member of the media that has written about or commented on the game with distinction at the apropriate national, international or provincial level over an extended 
     period of time
•    Have played with distinction either for Canada or in a national senior or professional league in Canada or abroad

A Pioneer must not have:

•    Brought the game into disrepute during or after his/her career


A TEAM OF DISTINCTION or AN ORGANIZATION OF DISTINCTION

(e.g. a club, association, tournament, publication) 


A Team or Organizaton of Distinction must have: 

•    Excelled at a National level

A Team or Organizaton of Distinction must not have:

•    Brought the game into disrepute


Nomination Procedure

 

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.

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