Terry Quinn, an important figure in Canadian sport, has passed away. The former Canada Soccer President and Canada Soccer Life Member was 76 years old.
Mr. Quinn served as Canada Soccer’s 29th President from 1992 to 1998. It was during that time that Canada Soccer hosted both the 1994 Concacaf Women’s Championship and 1996 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers as well as the first FIFA World Cup Trophy visit in 1992 ahead of the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA. In August 1994, Canada qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the first time in organisation history.
“Mr. Terry Quinn was a great servant of our sport as Canada Soccer President and he will be dearly missed by all that knew him,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President. “He made a positive impact on Canadian soccer at both the national and international levels.”
A member of the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame, Mr. Quinn served on the Canada Soccer Finance Committee in 1985 and then as Canada Soccer’s Treasurer from 1986 to 1992. It was during that time that Canada won the 1985 Concacaf Championship, participated in the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico, launched the Women’s National Team Program in 1986, and hosted the FIFA U-16 World Tournament (known today as the FIFA U-17 World Cup) in 1987.
In his time in sport, Mr. Quinn also served as Deputy Chairman of the Concacaf Youth Commission, served as Director with the Canadian Olympic Association, served on the Disciplinary Committee for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Spain 1996, and served as a member of The Soccer Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors.
Born and raised in Québec City, Mr. Quinn also had roles with AS Pierrefonds, ARS St-Louis, the Québec Soccer Federation, and Supra Montréal.
Donations in Mr. Quinn’s memory can be made to Parkinson Canada.