Offers to donate artifacts are referred to the Museum Curator. The donor may be asked to provide photographs or additional information about the object. Once all of the information has been gathered the offer is then considered. The decision is based upon certain criteria such as, how many similar artifacts already exist in the collection, the physical condition of the object, the potential for exhibition and relevance to the Museum's mandate and collection. If you are interested in making a donation please contact Curator, Kim Watson.
The Museum does not accept donations with conditions attached.
The Museum does not accept long term loans. It does accept loans on a short term basis in conjunction with specific programming or exhibits.
The Museum does not accept unsolicited donations through the mail or items that have been left at The Soccer Centre without previous communication with the Curator. This will ensure that the Museum has correct and accurate information and that your object receives the full attention and consideration that it deserves.
The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum was incorporated in 1997 and in 2000 the Museum was opened at the Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario.
The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum holds an annual Induction Banquet in which we recognize and celebrate individuals and team achievements and welcome them into the Hall of Fame.
To date there has been, 75 Players, 48 Builders, 5 Pioneers, 9 Teams of Distinction and 2 Organizations of Distinction inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The Ballet Committee gathers to review and debate all nominations and dev elope a final ballot. This is to ensure that all nominees meet the established criteria and are all worthy to become part of the Hall of Fame. The ballot along with the nominees biographies are distributed to a 17 member Selection Committee which is comprised of soccer historians, former Hall of Fame Inductees, soccer administrators and soccer specific media from across Canada. The members of the Selection Committee vote on Inductees from each of the Player, Builder, Pioneer, Team of Distinction and Organization of Distinction categories.
Nominations for individuals and teams are accepted throughout the year and may be made by the general public. Any organization or individual may complete and submit a nomination form to the Soccer Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations for individuals and teams for the calendar year is October 1st. After you have downloaded and completed the form, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The Brian Budd Award is intended to recognize those who have excelled both in soccer and in another endeavor but who might not otherwise qualify for induction into The Soccer Hall of Fame.
The candidate must exemplify good character, show outstanding dedication, achievements and leadership in developing soccer in Canada and provide inspiration to past, present and future generations.