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Title: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Tallman on January 11, 2016, 03:30:00 PM
SSFL celebrates 50th anniversary.
TTFA Media.


The Secondary Football League will be hosting its 2015 Awards Ceremony as well as its 50th Anniversary Awards Functions on Saturday January 16th at the Naparima Boys’s College Auditorium in San Fernando from 2pm.

To Commemorate its 50th Anniversary (1964-2014), the League will be paying tribute to over fifty (50) Players and Coaches who have made great impact in the League over the years, which has assisted in making the Secondary Schools Football League (formerly Colleges League) one of the best in Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the region today. (For those names listed, kindly contact 751 7050 to confirm availability for the Awards Ceremony)

This is a list of players who have made a major impact on the League. It was compiled by the SSFL.

Male Players of the Half Century

1960s
Leroy De Leon (St. Ben), Warren Archibald (St. Ben), Steve David (St Ben), Bobby Sookram (St. Ben), Wilfred Cave (St. Ben) Dr. Alvin Henderson (CIC), Ian Bain (CIC), Everald Cummings (Fat), Roger Duprey (Fat Col), Ellis Sadaphal (QRC), Rolph Clarke (QRC), Jan Steadman (ST. Ben)

1970s
Richard Chinapoo (Trin Col), Wayne Lewis (Belmont BS), Ron La Forest (Belmont BS), Garnet Craig (Fat Col), Leroy Spann (Sando Tech), Vernon Skinner (Trin Col), Ian Clauzel (E. Mucurapo S), Luciano Woodley (CIC), Clayton Morris (John Don Inst)

1980s
Russell Latapy (Tranq S/ San Fern Tech), Garth Pollonais (St. Aug S), Dwight Yorke (Signal Hill S), Timothy Haynes (Arima Sec), David Nakhid (CIC), Angus Eve (E Muc Sec), Clint Marcelle (E Muc Sec), Hutson Charles (E Muc Sec), Marvin Faustin (San Fern Tech), Leonson Lewis (San Fern Tech), Neil Williams (CIC), Kerwin Jemmot (Malick)

1990s
Arnold Dwarika (Malick S), Mickey Trotman (Arima S), Carlos Edwards (St. Anth), Anthony Sherwood (Pres S/F), Wesley Webb (St Ben), Shawn David (Malick), Jerren Nixon (St Anth), Ivan Sampson (St Ben), Shaun Boney (El Do E), Marvin Oliver (San Juan N), Cornell Glen (E Muc), Gary Glasgow (Malick)

2000s
Ataulla Guerra (E Muc), Shahdon Winchester (Naparima Coll), Devorn Jorsling (Malick Sec), Kenwyne Jones (St Anth), Nkosi Blackman (St Ben), Jerol Forbes (Naps), Kevin Molino (E Muc Sec), Elijah Manners (San Juan N), Jamal Gay (El Do E), Elton John (St Anth), Kevon Neaves (St Anth)

GOALKEEPERS OF THE HALF CENTURY

Lincoln Phillips (QRC), Brian Bain (QRC), Trevor Leiba (CIC), Shaka Hislop (CIC), Clayton Ince (El Do E), Ross Russell (E Muc), Marvin Phillips (P/Town Sec).

GIRL PLAYERS OF THE PERIOD (2000 – 2014)

Kedie Johnson (St. Augustine), Kayla Taylor (Debe Sec), Mariah Shade (Debe Sec), Karyn Forbes, (Signal Hill Sec), Avanell Isaac (St. Aug), Nadia James (Malick), Anastasia Prescott (Malick), Maylee Attin-Johnson Diego Martin C), Alania Burgin (Malick), Ayanna Russell (El Do E), Dernell Mascall (Moruga Sec), Cecille Edwards (Signal Hill), Stefanie Beam (Debe Sec), Akella Mollon (UCB), Anna-Lisa Cummings (St. Aug), Linfah Jones (Debe Sec), Naomi Guerra (St. Aug), Patrice Cambell (El Do E), Patrice Superville (Pleasantville Sec), Kimika Forbes (Scarborough Sec), Kenya Cordner.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: soccerman on January 11, 2016, 03:40:43 PM
Nice list Tallman, Kerwyn Jemmott (Malick) should be in the 90's and not 80's.

I could make an argument for Hector Sam (QRC) in the 90's as well. I also heard Collin Rock (CIC) was an impact player for the league in the 80's.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Deeks on January 11, 2016, 04:02:04 PM
Neil Williams (CIC) is listed as a 1980s player. This has to be a different Neil Williams from the one who played for Saints in the 70s with Leiba. Also Danny Williams  and Peter Mitchell from Sando Tech. were pretty good. Also, can't leave out my school mate, Mike Grayson from QRC.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Peong on January 11, 2016, 04:48:15 PM
Malick in the 90s were exceptional.  Dwarika, Glasgow, Scotland, and the Westfields used to destroy.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Quags on January 11, 2016, 07:10:34 PM
Thought Nixon went to Green Machine.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Bakes on January 11, 2016, 08:02:58 PM
Though Nixon went to Green Machine.

Sure did... and in the late 80s, not the 90s.  I know b/c I was there... unless he transferred after I left.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: injunchile on January 12, 2016, 07:28:06 AM
I am surprised that Nancoo , Bobby Banfield and Holly Carrington did not make this list.
 Congrats to the ballers that lifted our spirits in our day. Wonderful memories .
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: real madness on January 12, 2016, 08:34:19 AM
Sherwood and Sampson were in the 80s.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Rastaman on January 12, 2016, 09:24:06 AM
No Wendell Moore ??
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Mad Scorpion a/k/a Big Bo$$ on January 12, 2016, 09:33:42 AM
No Evans Wise and Miguel Mitchell?  They used to terrorize defenses like there was no tomorrow!
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: loyalist on January 12, 2016, 10:39:51 AM
What about Kester Cornwall- St. Benedicts, Clifton Gomes- Princes Town, Vijay Samaroo- Pres/ Princes Town. What about players from the treble winning Naparima College Atiba McNight, Fabien Lewis.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Sando on January 12, 2016, 11:11:33 AM
Sedley Joseph, Alvin Corneal, Steve Kahn.

Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Deeks on January 12, 2016, 11:34:16 AM
Sedley Joseph, Alvin Corneal, Steve Kahn.



Sedley, Alvin are late 50s. I don,t know which school Steve Khan attended. I don't know what was the criteria for selecting these players. There will always be very outstanding players who will not make this list.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: palos on January 12, 2016, 01:03:42 PM
No Wendell Moore ??

Aaaps....yuh ketch dem dey

Colvin Hutchinson should be dey too
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: amwood on January 12, 2016, 01:08:39 PM
I always wonder who are the men that pick these list...they're always a bit suspect.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: loyalist on January 12, 2016, 01:32:13 PM
I always wonder who are the men that pick these list...they're always a bit suspect.
real suspect
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: boss on January 12, 2016, 01:38:12 PM
The Secondary Football League will be hosting its 2015 Awards Ceremony as well as its 50th Anniversary Awards Functions on Saturday January 16th at the Naparima Boys’s College Auditorium in San Fernando from 2pm.

Sorry. Pet peeve.  :beermug:
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: spideybuff on January 12, 2016, 03:26:57 PM
Just from a nineties perspective: no offence to Shawn David but I think it had bigger Malick legends like Marvin Gordon, Irasto Knights, Scotland, Westfields...

I think Kevin Jeffrey or Kester Cornwall could be there if Webb make it. And definitely Hector Sam. Maybe even Marco Elcock, didn't he break the record for most goals in a season?

Larry Loobie seemed to the best keeper in the league for umpteen years too moreso than some of the other keepers named who were big on the national stage but not on the schoolboy stage.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: SHOTTA on January 12, 2016, 10:07:01 PM
everyone will be biased to their year group but there isnt any place for Hayden Tinto and Ian Mc Cauly?
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: dtool on January 12, 2016, 10:20:07 PM

What about Hayden Duprey (Fatima Keeper) and  Earl Fough (Fatima) ?
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Deeks on January 12, 2016, 11:02:46 PM

What about Hayden Duprey (Fatima Keeper) and  Earl Fough (Fatima) ?

Fough was around Gally time, and there was a Duprey, who was pretty famous. never heard of Hayden. Thought was Roger Duprey. forward or mid field.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: dtool on January 17, 2016, 04:33:29 PM
  SSFL Greatest Players

Congrats to all who made the list.
Congrats to all who were associated with Howard University soccer:-

Coach Lincoln Phillips (QRC), Trevor Leiba (CIC), Shaka Hislop (CIC)
Alvin Henderson (CIC), Ian Bain (CIC), Neil Williams (CIC)
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Jumbie on January 17, 2016, 04:45:25 PM
wow.. real names (memories) and names missing.

Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: amwood on January 17, 2016, 10:50:31 PM
Had an opportunity to check out the event...thought it was a good initiative by the SSFL. Sports Minister was in attendance and made some brief comments, he stressed the importance of his SSFL football career  because it provided him with an opportunity to go abroad on scholarship. Highlight was Leroy Deleon being voted the best player in the league's history. Steven Hart was also in attendance along with many of the older icons in T&T football.
Title: Re: 2015 Boys & Girls SSFL & InterCol Thread.
Post by: Flex on January 18, 2016, 02:47:39 AM
Sam, Montano win SSFL Players of the Year.
T&T Newsday Reports.


Brent Sam (San Juan North) and Ray-ann Montano (Fyzabad Secondary) were crowned 2015 Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) Male and Female Players of the Year at the Prize Distribution and 50th Anniversary Awards Function on Saturday at Naparima College.

Both players were also selected to the league’s respective All-Star Teams. Sam, a forward, was joined in the All-Star cast by talented schoolmate rivals such as Jared Dass, Shane Sandy, Isaiah Hudson (Naparima College) and Tyrell Emmauel (Shiva Boys) who were the Top Five Male Players of the Year.

Montano on the other hand, fought off top quality females such as Tamara Johnson, Kader Louison (Fyzabad Secondary), Jacel Forde (Bishop Anstey) and Aaliyah Charles (Scarborough Secondary) on her way to the trophy.

On hand to witness this year’s award ceremony and celebration of 50 years of SSFL existence were several dignitaries within the sport such as Minister of Sport Darryl Smith, who according to speakers, was the only Sport Minister to ever attend such a function. Joining him were former TT player and coach Everald ‘Gally’ Cummings, current senior men’s team coach Stephen Hart, current custodian Jan-Michael Williams, BG T&T communications manager Wendell Constantine, and veteran players of the SSFL.

Capturing the biggest prize of the past half-century was famed St Benedict’s striker, Leroy De Leon, who was adjudged the best “Player of the 50 Years”.

In delivering the feature address, Minister Smith lauded the recent achievements of the nation’s upcoming players and also reminisced on his former SSFL stints at both Fatima and St Mary’s College.

Smith admitted that the SSFL may have played one of the most integral roles in him becoming a Government Minister.

“This league is the reason why I am standing here today,” he stated.

“I remember playing in the SSFL during its 25th anniversary. We had a great year in 1991 I believe and I was able to get a scholarship to go to New York to play. This league created so many opportunities for me and I intend to bridge the gap between the earlier years and now.” He called on potential sponsors to jump on board with SSFL in an effort to expand the tournament and maintain a high level of competition.

2015 All Star Girls Team

Goalkeepers: Shamika Rocastle (Fyzabad Sec), Milikah Didier (Bishop Anstey)

Defenders: Tamara Johnson, Jahra Thomas (both of Fyzabad Sec), Jacel Forde, Ranae Ward (both of Bishop Anstey), Lakita Halls (Scarborough Sec), Malak Marcelle (Diego Martin Central)

Midfielders: Krystal Preddie, Collette Morgan, Ray-ann Montano (all of Fyzabad Sec); Akila Crawford (Diego Martin Central), Jeneal Lawrence (Scarborough Sec), Naomi Guerra (St Augustine Sec)

Forwards: Aaliyah Charles (Scarborough Sec); Renrique Primus, Kader Luoison (both of Fyzabad Sec), Jalene Sobers (Bishop Anstey), Kaydeen Jack (Diego Martin Central) 2015

All Star Boys Team

Goalkeepers: Denzil Smith (Shiva Boys), Jadel Poon Lewis (QRC)

Defenders: Joshua Marshall (St Augustine Sec), Taryll Coutou (St Benedict’s), Adrian Constantine (QRC), Nicholas Thomas, Anderson Toussaint, Stephon Smith (all of Naparima College)

Midfielders: John-Paul Rochford (QRC), Kareem Riley (Presentation College, San Fernando), Tyrell Emmanuel (Shiva Boys), Jesse Joseph (St Augustine Sec), Isaiah Hudson, Michael Basdeo, Shane Sandy (all of Naparima College)

Forwards: Demitri Dunkley (QRC), Shamar Ravello (St Benedict’s), Kathon St Hillarie (St Anthony’s), Brent Sam (San Juan North), Kerri McDonald (Speyside), Jared Dass (Naparima College)

Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: doc on January 18, 2016, 11:00:07 AM
Kerri McDonald is from Speyside. Aaliyah Charles wasn't good enough to be selected on the U-17 team... makes you wonder.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Tallman on January 18, 2016, 04:03:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/No2LI_BrK24
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: coache on January 18, 2016, 10:00:42 PM
Imagine Lawrence Rondon, Kenny Joseph, Gally Cummings, Jan Steadman, Warren Archibald, Leroy Deleon, Bobby Sookram were all school boys that represented their Senior National Team while still in High School.

The first two men didn't make the list..
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: coache on January 18, 2016, 10:11:54 PM
I don't even think Ivan Sampson was in Benedict's in 1990...

Signal Hill win so much championship and only one man from Tobago get award...at least they could have given something to Colvin Hutchison..

Naps win champshionships in the 70's ...not one outstanding player for the period?...at least they could have given something to Kern Dass...

Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Sando on January 19, 2016, 05:24:11 AM
I don't even think Ivan Sampson was in Benedict's in 1990...

Signal Hill win so much championship and only one man from Tobago get award...at least they could have given something to Colvin Hutchison..

Naps win champshionships in the 70's ...not one outstanding player for the period?...at least they could have given something to Kern Dass...

Very true.

88 and 89 era, Benedicts and Pres was tops.

But Signall Hill win everything.

I feel Pres and Benedicts was a better team overally but Signall Hill had Yorke who was just to good, they were a one man team.

Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: ffisback on January 19, 2016, 02:26:55 PM
I can't see how somebody like A Eve could get pick in front of players like JR Maclutchie and them guys from Bourg Malatress.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: coache on January 20, 2016, 09:17:33 PM
O'Brian and Roderick Gibbs...
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Cocorite on January 20, 2016, 09:22:55 PM
Doh sleep on Eve, nah.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Anbrat on January 21, 2016, 12:58:09 PM
Imagine Lawrence Rondon, Kenny Joseph, Gally Cummings, Jan Steadman, Warren Archibald, Leroy Deleon, Bobby Sookram were all school boys that represented their Senior National Team while still in High School.

The first two men didn't make the list..

It does make one ponder on the criteria for selection. It is also strange  ??? that Glenn Sealy the Fatima GK for the national winning intercol team of 1966 is not included. After all, he was the 1st. choice GK for the then Colleges League team in 66 & 67 ahead of Brian Bain (QRC) and Trevor Leiba (CIC). No disrespect to these 2 guys as they were also top drawer.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: asylumseeker on January 21, 2016, 01:05:39 PM
Sedley Joseph, Alvin Corneal, Steve Kahn.



Sedley, Alvin are late 50s. I don,t know which school Steve Khan attended. I don't know what was the criteria for selecting these players. There will always be very outstanding players who will not make this list.

And so it should be.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Deeks on January 21, 2016, 01:33:29 PM
Imagine Lawrence Rondon, Kenny Joseph, Gally Cummings, Jan Steadman, Warren Archibald, Leroy Deleon, Bobby Sookram were all school boys that represented their Senior National Team while still in High School.

The first two men didn't make the list..

It does make one ponder on the criteria for selection. It is also strange  ??? that Glenn Sealy the Fatima GK for the national winning intercol team of 1966 is not included. After all, he was the 1st. choice GK for the then Colleges League team in 66 & 67 ahead of Brian Bain (QRC) and Trevor Leiba (CIC). No disrespect to these 2 guys as they were also top drawer.

Some of us are getting players and playing dates mixed up. Trevor played in the early 70s against Span, Mitchell, Danny Williams, The LaForest cousins,etc.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Anbrat on January 21, 2016, 05:17:45 PM
Imagine Lawrence Rondon, Kenny Joseph, Gally Cummings, Jan Steadman, Warren Archibald, Leroy Deleon, Bobby Sookram were all school boys that represented their Senior National Team while still in High School.

The first two men didn't make the list..

It does make one ponder on the criteria for selection. It is also strange  ??? that Glenn Sealy the Fatima GK for the national winning intercol team of 1966 is not included. After all, he was the 1st. choice GK for the then Colleges League team in 66 & 67 ahead of Brian Bain (QRC) and Trevor Leiba (CIC). No disrespect to these 2 guys as they were also top drawer.

Some of us are getting players and playing dates mixed up. Trevor played in the early 70s against Span, Mitchell, Danny Williams, The LaForest cousins,etc.
You are quite correct, Deeks. Pardon my error in mentioning Trevor Leiba in that mix.
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Deeks on January 21, 2016, 06:43:59 PM
no prob!!!!
Title: Re: SSFL Greatest Players
Post by: Trevor on January 22, 2016, 08:24:54 AM
Deeks, thanks for the correction. Yes, Glen was a very good keeper. I also heard arguments for Hayden Duprey, Allan Cupid, and Danny Williams.  Danny was my rival, and he was extremely good.  I feel so honored to be on this list.