Turner, David Binnie

David Binnie Turner, soccer player (b at Edinburgh, Scot 11 Oct 1903; d at Victoria 6 Apr 1989). Turner came to Canada at age 11 and played junior soccer in Edmonton. A powerful player with an excellent shot and heading ability, he was one of Canada's top players in the 1920s and 1930s. At age 19 he moved west, playing for Vancouver St Andrews and Cumberland United. After one season as a professional in the US, he played for Toronto Ulster United, before enjoying his greatest success with the New Westminster Royals - Canadian champion in 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1936. Turner also played for Canada in 3 internationals against New Zealand in 1927. He completed bachelor and master's degrees at UBC and a PhD at Cornell University, and he became BC deputy minister of recreation and conservation, a position he retired from in 1968. In 1950, after being voted Canada's soccer player of the half century, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.