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1971-1973 Montreal Olympique

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1971 Montreal Olympique ProgramNorth American Soccer League (1971-1973)

Born: 1971 – NASL expansion franchise
Folded: 1973

Stadium: Autostade

Team Colors:

Ownership:

NASL Championships: None

 

Montreal Olympique was a pro soccer outfit that competed briefly in the North American Soccer League in the early 1970’s. The team shared the Autostade, a 33,000-seat oval built for Expo 67, with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

Olympique was a bust on the field and at the box office. The team compiled a 13-30-14 record over three seasons and averaged barely 3,000 fans per match.

Future Liverpool and Scottish National Team captain Graeme Souness played 10 games for Olympique as a 19-year old during the 1972 season.

Pro soccer and the NASL returned to Montreal in 1981 with the formation of the Montreal Manic (1981-1983).

 

Montreal Olympique Shop


Olympique Retro T-Shirt by Ultras

Ian Plenderleith’s Definitive Account of “The Short Life & Fast Times of the North American Soccer League

 

Montreal Olympique Programs

 

Links

North American Soccer League Media Guides

North American Soccer League Programs

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Written by AC

April 26th, 2016 at 2:19 am

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