2012 Inductees – McGrane, John (Soccer Athlete/Builder)

  • Long time Hamilton area resident
  • Member of Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame (2008) and the Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Owner of  the indoor facility ‘Soccerworld’ for over 25 years, hosting over 25,000 youth soccer participants
  • Played a significant role in making soccer the number one sport for youth participation in Hamilton
  • Has played a leading role in raising significant funds for local and international charities
  • Capped 12 times for Canada and played in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal
  • Started professional career with Hamilton City of the National Soccer League
  • Played 9 years in the North American Soccer League and was a team mate of Johan Cruyff and George Best  (Los Angeles Aztecs). Also played in NASL with Montreal Manic and Minnesota Strikers.
  • Played in the Major Indoor Soccer League with Montreal, Chicago and Minnesota
  • Coach and General Manager of the Year in 1988 with the Hamilton Steelers of Canadian Soccer League