A FALMOUTH man has been inducted into the North American Soccer League's Hall of Fame.

Colin Jose, who is 80 this year, emigrated to Canada in 1964 and ten years later, became press officer for the country's national team.

Colin, who still lives in Canada with his wife Karen, began writing in the early 1960s when he submitted match reports of the Falmouth Docks football team.

After moving to Hamilton, Ontario, he began researching micro-film of old newspapers at McMaster University and Western University - something which he continues to do now.

He has written ten books in total and in 1976 worked with CBC Television at the Olympic Games in Montreal and at the World Cup finals in Mexico in 1986.

Last year, Colin received the Ontario Soccer Association's President's Award for his lifetime contribution to the sport in Canada - he also won it in 2009 and is the only person to have received it from two different presidents.

The Canadian Soccer History website gave this tribute: "Everyone who knows Colin personally would attest to his kind, thoughtful, unassuming nature. He has always been generous of his time to help other writers and researchers and has aided countless journalists in Print, TV and Radio.

"He is quite simply "the go-to guy" when it comes to soccer history in Canada and the United States."

Do you remember Colin? If you do, contact the sportsdesk on 01326 213338 or email matthew.dixon@packetseries.co.uk