Gordon ‘Gogie’ Stewart was described as “one of the cleverest players around with brilliant ball control and a powerful shot.” In addition to his soccer career, Gogie was twice winner of boxing’s Golden Gloves championships in 1944-45, a member of two BC junior lacrosse championship teams in 1948-49, and a member of two Mann Cup-winning teams—the 1949 Vancouver Burrards and the 1956 Nanaimo Timbermen. He also played basketball at the Senior A level.

While still in high school Stewart joined the North Shore United soccer team and was presented with the Ed Bailey Trophy for “Rookie of the Year” in 1948.

From 1949-65 he was selected as a member of the BC All-Stars excluding 1954 when he was playing in Europe. Stewart played with the Westminster Royals from 1951-63, again except in 1954, when he played for Everton.

Stewart won seven Canadian championships (Challenge Cup) with the following teams: 1949 North Shore United, 1950 Vancouver City Football Club, 1955, 1958 and 1960 Westminster Royals (including the first year as playing coach), 1964 Vancouver Columbus, and 1965 Vancouver Firefighters. He was also on teams that made the finals a remarkable seven other times.

Stewart spent 1954 playing pro in England for Everton’s second team. If he had stayed one more season he would have been elected to first division.

Nationally, Stewart played on Canada’s first World Cup qualifying team in 1957, when the team played a series of games against Mexico and the US. He was also a member of the 1960 Canadian all-star team that toured Russia, England, and Scotland.