Galt F.C.

Canadian soccer team

Football club

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Galt FC

Galt F.C. in 1904
Full name Galt Football Club
Founded 1881 or 1882
Dissolved 1910; 114 years ago (1910)
League Ontario Football Association
Olympic medal record
Men’s soccer
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Team

Galt Football Club was a soccer club based in Galt, Ontario, current day Cambridge, Ontario. It was formed in either 1881 or 1882. Galt won the 1901, 1902, and 1903 Ontario Cups, and most notably the 1904 Olympic soccer tournament.

History[edit]

Galt was historically one of the greatest soccer clubs in Canada. Their first major honour came in the form of the 1901 Ontario Cup and they repeated this success as champions in the next two seasons. In 1903, Galt went on a tour of Manitoba. In a span of 25 days, which included 17 games, Galt won 16 and tied 1. On that tour, they scored 46 goals and conceded 2.

Galt’s most notable triumph came in 1904 at the Olympics in St. Louis, where they represented Canada. They had to face two American sides. Winning convincingly, 7–0 and 4–0, Galt took home gold for Canada.

In 1905, Galt played a touring English team called The Pilgrims. The game was dubbed “The Championship of the World”, considering Galt were reigning Olympic champions.[1] The game drew much attention in Canada and the Northern United States.[2] At Dickson Park, in front of 3,500 fans, Galt tied the English team 3–3.

In 2004, on the centennial anniversary of the gold medal, the 1904 Galt team were inducted to the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.[3][4]

Galt F.C. was featured in the Murdoch Mysteries episode “Bend It Like Brackenreid.”[5] Brackenreid returned with the gold medal in episode “Excitable Chap”.[6]

Honours[edit]

WFA Challenge Cup

  • Champions: 1885–86, 1886–87, 1893 Spring, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1910 Fall, 1920

Ontario Cup

  • Champions: 1901, 1902, 1903, 1910

Olympic Games

  • Gold medalists: 1904

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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