STEVE DAVID has thrown his goal-scoring support behind the Veteran Footballers Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
To many Steve “Smell” David is considered one of the greatest footballers to grace the soccer fields of Trinidad and Tobago.
The former Police and Trinidad and Tobago forward David, through his prominence in the American Soccer League, won loud raves from one of the world’s most attacking and exciting footballers, the late Irishman George Best.
Best in his heyday alongside Bobby Charlton for Manchester United turned their magical moves to great success.
In the 1970s Best witnessed David’s double success as America’s Most Valuable Player against world greats who represented New York Cosmos, like Pele, Carlos Alberto, Chinaglia, Gerd Mueller and Franz Beckenbauer, among others.
Best was reported in an American sports magazine as saying, “The greatest footballer he has ever seen is Steve David from somewhere in the Caribbean as he outwitted the world’s greatest players for two years in the American Soccer League.”
In David’s vision for rescuing the pitted standard of Trinidad and Tobago football he said that “a very serious look must be taken at the administration of the game.
“Trinidad and Tobago football must go back to the strong competitive community leagues like the SFA, SFL, AFL and POSFL and we must commence as soon as possible with the Peewee League of the National Under-10,” he stressed.