Tony Golab
No. 72
Born:January 17, 1919
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died:October 16, 2016 (aged 97)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)HB, FW
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career history
As administrator
1959Atlantic Football Conference
19681969Montreal Alouettes
As coach
1952–1953Royal Military College of Canada
1954–1957Royal Military College of Canada
As player
1938Sarnia Imperials
19391941Ottawa Rough Riders
1942Ottawa Uplands (RCAF)
19451950Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (1940)
CFL East All-Star1938, 1940, 1945, 1947, 1948
Awards1941 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
1941 Lionel Conacher Award
Retired #sOttawa Rough Riders #72
Career stats

Anthony Charles Golab, CM (January 17, 1919 – October 16, 2016) was a Canadian football halfback and flying wing who played in the Ontario Rugby Football Union and Interprovincial Rugby Football Union for 11 years with the Sarnia Imperials, Ottawa Rough Riders, and Ottawa Uplands. He was born in Windsor, Ontario.

Golab played with the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1939 to 1950. He was part of the 1939, 1941, and 1948 Grey Cup finalist teams and was part of the winning 1940 Grey Cup champions. He was an Eastern All-Star at halfback in 1938, 1940, and 1945 and at flying wing in 1947 and 1948.

In 1964, he was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. In 1975, he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. In 1985, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 1997, he was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.[1] He died at the Perley Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa, Ontario in October 2016 at the age of 97.[2]


  1. ^ "Tony Golab". Archived from the original on 28 December 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ Former Rough Riders star Tony Golab dies