Player - Joe Kennaway

Joe KennawayBorn: Point St. Charles, Montreal, Quebec, Jan 25, 1905.
Died Johnston, Rhode Island, March 7, 1969.
Clubs: Montreal CPR, Providence Gold Bugs 1927-30, Fall River F.C. 1931, New Bedford Whalers 1931, Glasgow Celtic 1931-39.

Joe Kennaway was an international star goalkeeper with Glasgow Celtic throughout the 1930's, winning two Scottish championship medals and three Scottish F.A. Cup winners medals. In his early years he was a full back but an injury forced him to play a position with less running, thus he became a goalkeeper. He attended Riverside School in Montreal and played junior with Silver Fox, St. Matthew's, Woodhall and Sons of Scotland teams before starting his senior career with Montreal CPR. In January of 1927 he signed for Providence, Rhode Island in the professional American Soccer League and remained with them until the spring of 1931 when the franchise was moved to Fall River, Massachusetts. An outstanding performance for Fall River against the touring Celtic team in that same year brought him to the attention of the famous Scottish club and when their goalkeeper was tragically killed that September, Kennaway was signed to take his place. In November of 1926 while still playing for Montreal CPR, Kennaway was selected to play for Canada against the United States in Brooklyn. In 1933 as a Celtic player he played for Scotland against Austria at Hampden Park, Glasgow, thus making him a rare double international. In addition to his single Scottish cap he played for the Scottish League team against the Irish League in 1932 and 1934 and against the English Football League team twice in 1934. He returned to Canada at the outbreak of the second World War but later moved to his wife's hometown of Providence where he played briefly and then coached Brown University from 1946 to 1959. Kennaway became an American citizen in 1948. Posthumously inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame in 1997.