Sunday, January 2, 2011
Soccer great John Breen of Holy Cross was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame. His legacy in sport began at a very young age when he excelled at many sports including hockey and soccer. As time passed John continued with hockey, winning two Herder Memorial Trophies; however, soccer became a passion, when he accomplished many great things in his 30 year career on the field. With the success of two national championships, three Atlantic championships, 10 Challenge Cup and 19 city titles, John continued to influence the soccer community in a big way. In the 1980’s, his devotion and determination with Holy Cross gained him the recognition in this province as Player of the Decade. In 1996 he was inducted into the St. John’s Soccer Hall of Fame and in 2003 he was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame. John proceeded to give back to the sport he loved by coaching at the local and provincial levels. John Breen is known as a man who has been admired and respected by all in the soccer community and represents soccer in Newfoundland and Labrador with leadership and class.
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