James Douglas

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Birthdate
Birthplace Scotland
Year Inducted 2002
Category Athlete
Sport Soccer

BIOGRAPHY

James Douglas enjoyed a long and prosperous amateur soccer career with the Canadian National team. A native of Scotland but long time resident of St. Catharines has spent his years since playing in the role of coach, referee and his current post as General Manager of Canadian Professional Soccer League’s Roma Wolves.

James Douglas began his sporting career in St. Catharines at 14 years of age after his family emigrated from Falkirk, Scotland. While attending St. Catharines Collegiate he played in three Canadian Secondary School Championships, a Henley Regatta and tried his hand at football. James went on to become a full time member of the Canadian soccer team and competed in Pan Am Games, World Cup qualifiers and was the Captain of the Canadian team that competed in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. James Douglas was named St. Catharines Atthlete of the Year in 1976, St. Catharines Sportsman of the Year in 1993 and was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • Canadian Olympic Soccer Team
  • Canadian National Soccer Team
  • Toronto First Portuguese Team
  • Club Heidelberg, St. Catharines
  • Hamilton Croatia Team
  • Club Roma

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • St. Catharines Atthlete of the Year 1976
  • St. Catharines Sportsman of the Year 1993
  • Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2001