Galt wins Olympic Gold!

By  | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments | Filed under: Local History, Sports

SANDY_HALL_G_4881 (1)Formed in either 1881 or 82, Galt has been one of the greatest historic football clubs in Canada. Galt’s first major honour came in the form of the 1901 Ontario Cup. They repeated 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, Galt 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. The game drew much attention in Canada and the Northern United States. At Dickson Park, in front of 3,500 fans, Galt tied the English team 3-3. In 2004, on the anniversary of the gold medal, the 1904 Galt team were inducted to the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

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