Tom Taylor (soccer)

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Thomas Sylvester "Tom" Taylor (December 4, 1880 – August 15, 1945) was a Canadian amateur soccer player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Association football team field sport

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1904 Summer Olympics Games of the III Olympiad, celebrated in Saint Louis (United States) in 1904

The 1904 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the III Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, United States from August 29 until September 3, 1904, as part of an extended sports program lasting from July 1 to November 23, 1904, at what is now known as Francis Field on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. It was the first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.

He was born in Ontario. In 1904 he was a member of the Galt F.C. team, which won the gold medal in the soccer tournament. He played all two matches as a forward and scored three goals.

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

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

Taylor coached the Navy Midshipmen men's soccer team from 1921 until 1945. [1]

Navy Midshipmen mens soccer

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  1. "Navy Soccer Men's Record Book" (PDF). Retrieved February 6, 2019.