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Ostap Steckiw

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Place of birthLwow, Poland
Playing positionMidfielder

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Ostap Steckiw ( ) (born in Lwow, Poland in 1924; died in Toronto, Canada in August 2003) was a Canadian association football player who earned 1 cap for the Canadian national side against the USA in 1957, scoring one goal. During the World War II he was a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

He played club football for ST Ukraina Lviv, Phönix Karlsruhe, Charleroi, Nice, Valenciennes, Lyon, Toronto Ukrainians, and Rochester Ukrainians.

In 1942 Steckiw became the champion of Halychyna playing for ST Ukraina Lwów. In 1957 he was the Canadian Challenger's Cup holder playing for Montreal Ukrainians.

He played a single game for Canada in Saint Louis against the USA along with two other Ukrainian Canadians: Mike Bereza and Walt Zakaluznyj.

After retiring Steckiw coached the Toronto's Inter-Roma.

He created a soccer museum in Toronto. In 1946 in city of Ulm, West Germany Steckiw created a football team "Ukraina".

Later he also was awarded the UPA Golden Cross.

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