GKSSA – History

Trophy histories

There are currently two cups that teams in the GKSSA compete for in addition to their divisional and playoff titles.

Carmine Lanzo Sr Cup

The top level trophy is the Carmine Lanzo Sr Cup. This trophy was named the President’s Cup from its inception, and in 2007, was renamed after Carmine Lanzo Sr. Carmine moved to Kingston in 1952 and quickly became involved in the local soccer scene. In 1960, he was involved in clearing the land that we now recognize as the Caton’s soccer field. Throughout the 1960s he was involved as coach, player, and manager with the Italo-Canadians in the local senior league. He also was a referee in the senior men’s league later in the 60s. In 1973, he and a couple other gentlemen, including Bob Machin Sr, revived youth soccer in the city establishing the Kingston Minor Soccer Association. In 1979 he founded the Kingston Youth Soccer Club, known as the Kingston Kicks rep soccer program. In the mid-80s he coached the 1st division Shoppers Drug Mart teams winning some league championships along the way. Also during that period he served as President of the Kingston and District Soccer Association and local senior association and served as a governor with the Ontario Soccer Association in the 1980s. In 2001 received the Circle Award from the GKSSA. Five years later, in 2006, he was inducted into the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame. He died in 2007, and the trophy was renamed in his honour by the GKSSA at that time.

The first recorded President’s Cup win was by Portuguese Canadians in 1979. Unfortunately, at this time, most of the 1980s winners have been lost, but Europa Ceramics became the first B Division team to win the treble, following on from Portuguese Canadians (1979) and Benfica (1981), both from the A Division. Rangers Soccer Club won back-to-back in 1995 and 1996, followed by Sporting Club Kingston with a back-to-back performance in 1997 and 1999. Scarpazza Homes Juventus repeated the feat in 1999 and 2000 and again in in 2002 and 2003.

Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup

The second trophy is the Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup. This trophy was donated by Barry Cave in memory of his daughter, who died shortly after her birth. At the time, the only trophy being competed for was the President’s Cup, and it was always won by teams in the top division. Barry was playing in the B Division with the Cataraqui Soccer Club at the time and had the following to say in 2013 about the trophy he dontated to the league:

The leagues are not just about the best teams, there is a large soccer community encapsulating youth, lesser skilled and older teams which are just as important as being the best team in the league. I and many other players have many happy memories of playing in this league so I wanted to donate a trophy that was meant exclusively for the teams in the lower divisions to have a chance of winning and being proud of something which would be “theirs” to play for. After all these years I am proud to say the cup is still being played for in the spirit in which it was donated and I hope that for many years it will continue to do so.

Cataraqui Soccer Club were the inaugural winners of the Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup in 1994, Portuguese Benfica won it in 1995, and Portuguese Benfica OT claimed it each year from 1996 through to 2000.

Alford Cup

The Alford Cup, also known as the Alfred’s Challenge Trophy, was donated to the league in 1948 by a bicycle/sporting goods store on Princess Street named Alford Sporting Goods. The shop was originally Angrove’s Sporting Goods and opened on Brock Street in 1897. In 1939 it was bought by Bill Alford and moved to Princess Street in 1942. The store closed at the end of 2009.

The cup was competed for in the late 1940s, then again from 1960 to the late 1980s. Kingston United FC claimed the trophy in 1948, 1949, and 1950, and the cup lay dormant until Brockville Maple Leafs won it in 1960. It was competed for regularly between 1960 and 1987, but only once more before the turn of the century, in 1991 when Cataraqui Drywall SC won it.

During the 1980s, the cup was competed for by the 5th and 6th place teams in the top division at season's end.

The trophy was revived for three years in the 21st century, 2002-2004, when the B division competed for it. This trophy was claimed by the same team in all three years of competition, Vita Inter/Vita SC.

Fair Play Award

Each year, the GKSSA awards a trophy, the Fair Play Trophy, to the team that plays most fairly (or in practical terms, the team that takes the fewest cards per game in a season). The first recorded awarding of this trophy is in 1995 to Dupont. The Nooners won in 1996, Ulster Caledonia United in 1997, CFB Kingston in 1998, and Kelsey’s in 1999.

Canada Week Cup

In 1979, the City of Kingston’s Canada Week Committee donated a trophy to the Kingston & District Football Association for Senior Division Winners. This trophy was awarded four times before going on permananent display at the Portuguese Club. In 1979, Aranha ASC won under Coach/Manager Peter Landu; 1980, Benfica won under Manager Paul Rego; 1981 Italo-Canadians won under Manager/Coach Anthony Rizzo; and in 1982 Portuguese-Canadians under Anibal Pereira.

Pre-2000 Champions

A League
Bob Machin Sr Cup
A Playoffs
Henry Ford Richardson Trophy
1999 SH Juventus Sporting Club Kingston
1998 Portuguese Benfica Portuguese Benfica
1997 Sporting Club Kingston Rangers
1996 Sporting Club Kingston Portuguese Benfica
1995 Rangers Soccer Club Portuguese Benfica
1994 Benfica SC Shoppers Drug Mart SC
1993 Britt Steel SC Cataraqui Drywall SC
1992 Carmelinda SC Carmelinda SC
1991 Carmelinda SC Britt Steel SC
1990 Britt Steel SC Kingston Township Juniors
1989 Sporting SC Stoney's
1988 Shoppers SC Sporting SC
1987 Sporting SC Shoppers Drug Mart
1986 Azores SC Azores SC
1985 Azores SC Azores SC
1984 Azores SC Kingston Twp. SC
1983 Portuguese Canadians Portuguese Canadians
1982 Portuguese Canadians ASC Aranha
1981 Benfica Benfica
1980 Portuguese Canadians Benfica
1979 Portuguese Canadians Portuguese Canadians
1978 Benfica Benfica
1977 Italo Canadian Portuguese Canadians
1976 Portuguese Canadians Portuguese Canadians
1975 Italo Canadian Portuguese Canadians
1974 Portuguese Canadians Portuguese Canadians
1973 Italo Canadian ?
1972 Greek Olympics ?
1971 Portuguese Canadians ?
1970 Flying Dutchmen ?
1969 Flying Dutchmen Brockville Manitonnia
1968 Trophy House United Flying Dutchmen
1967 Italo Canadian Linfield Thistle
1966 Kingston Dunbrik United Kingston Sport Club Rheingold
1965 Kingston Hungaria Smiths Falls
1964 Kingston Hungaria Italo Canadian
1963 Italo Canadian Kingston Sports Club
1962 Italo Canadian Smiths Falls Rideau's
1961 Italia Spada Tile Kingston Dunbrik United
1960 Kingston Italian Club Kingston Dynamos
1959 Kingston City Soccer Club ?
1958 ? W.B. Rideau's Smiths Falls
1957 ? ?
1956 C.L.C.A.C. "Locos" Kingston Provisioners Rangers FC
1955 ? ?
1954 ? ?
1953 Kingston United Soccer Club ?
1952 R.M.C. Kingston United Soccer Club
1951 Kingston United Soccer Club Kingston United Soccer Club
1950 Kingston United Soccer Club Kingston United Soccer Club
1949 Kingston United Soccer Club Brockville
1948 Can. Legion No. 9 ?
1947 ? ?
1946 ? ?
1945 ? ?
1944 ? ?
1943 ? ?
1942 ? ?
1941 ? ?
1940 ? ?
1939 ? ?
1938 ? ?
1937 ? ?
1936 ? ?
1935 ? ?
1934 ? Kingston City
1933 ? ?
1932 ? ?
1931 ? R.C.H.A
B League
Maureen Sakell Cup
B Playoffs
1999 Daily Cafe Golden Star
1998 Kelsey's Portuguese Benfica Jrs
1997 Portuguese Benfica, Jrs Portuguese Benfica Jrs
1996 Brandees SC Brandees SC
1995 Donnelly's Rovers Cataraqui
1994 ? Cataraqui
1993 ? Scarpazza Homes
1992 Carmelindas Soccer Club Cataraqui
1991 ? ?
1990 Gino's Pizza ?
1989 ? ?
1988 Europa Ceramics Italo-Canadians
1987 Amherstview ?
1986 Sporting SC ?
1985 Amherstview Amherstview
C League C Playoffs
1999 Portuguese Benfica OT Portuguese Benfica OT
1998 Portuguese Benfica OT Bigg's Deli & Bar
1997 Portuguese Benfica OT Bombardier Soccer Club
1996 Polish White Eagles Cataraqui II
1995 Cataraqui Donnelly's Rovers
1994 Porto Outback Jack
1993 Benfica Porto
1992 Casa Domenico Amherstview
1991 Benfica ?
1990 Gino's Pizza ?
1989 Toucan ?
1988 Enrico's Restaurant ?
1987 Enrico's Restaurant ?
1986 A.I.C. United ?
1985 Alcan Ingots ?
1984 Nyab Vicom ?
1983 Cataraqui AIC "A" ?
1982 Alcan Ingots ?
President's Cup Alford Cup Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup Fair Play Award
1999 Scarpazza Homes Juventus - Portuguese Benfica OT Kelsey's
1998 Sporting Club Kingston - Portuguese Benfica OT CFB Kingston
1997 Sporting Club Kingston - Portuguese Benfica OT Ulster Caledonia United
1996 Rangers Soccer Club - Portuguese Benfica OT The Nooners
1995 Rangers Soccer Club - Portuguese Benfica Dupont
1994 Portuguese Benfica - Cataraqui Soccer Club -
1993 Catarqui Drywall - - -
1992 Carmelinda SC - - -
1991 Britt Steel SC Catarqui Drywall - -
1990 ? ? - -
1989 Sporting SC Sporting SC - -
1988 Europa Ceramics ? - -
1987 Kingston Township Phoenix Kingston Township Phoenix - -
1986 Azores SC Shoppers Drug Mart - -
1985 ? Beira-Mar - -
1984 ? Beira-Mar - -
1983 ? Alpine Club - -
1982 ? Benfica - -
1981 Benfica ASC Aranha - -
1980 ? ASC Aranha - -
1979 Portuguese Canadians ? - -
1979 ? ? - -
1978 ? ? - -
1977 ? ? - -
1976 ? LaSalle Old Boys - -
1975 ? ? - -
1974 ? LaSalle Old Boys - -
1973 ? Prescott United - -
1972 ? Paulo's Raiders - -
1971 ? Paulo's Raiders - -
1970 ? Centennial Engravers - -
1969 ? Flying Dutchmen - -
1968 ? Roma - -
1967 ? Trophy House United - -
1966 ? Flying Dutchmen - -
1965 ? Batawa - -
1964 ? Kingston Crusaders - -
1963 ? Kingston Dynamos - -
1962 ? Kingston Hungaria - -
1961 ? Rosen's Oil Kingston FC - -
1960 ? Brockville Maple Leafs FC - -
1959 ? ? - -
1958 ? ? - -
1957 ? ? - -
1956 ? ? - -
1955 ? ? - -
1954 ? ? - -
1953 ? ? - -
1952 ? ? - -
1951 ? ? - -
1950 ? Kingston United FC - -
1949 ? Kingston United FC - -
1948 ? Kingston United FC - -

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