George Anderson immigrated to Canada in 1909. From 1911 until the beginning of the Great War, he played soccer for several clubs, including Souris in the Manitoba Southwestern Senior League; Britannia Football Club in the Winnipeg and District League; St. Stephen's in the Winnipeg Church League; and the Winnipeg Free Press in the Winnipeg Printers' League. Anderson enlisted with the Winnipeg Rifles in 1914 and served overseas until 1919. After his return to Winnipeg, Anderson began to build his reputation as "Mr. Soccer" in Manitoba. He was the secretary of the Manitoba Minor Soccer Association, Manitoba Senior Soccer Association, and the Canadian Soccer Football Association which he helped re-organize after the Second World War.
Anderson worked very hard to raise the sport of soccer in Canada up to global standards. Much of his efforts went into organizing tours of top teams from Europe so that Canadians could see professional calibre players. These tours were also a principal source of revenue for the Dominion Football Association. The tours were highlighted by a visit from the famous Locomotive Moscow squad which was the first Soviet team to play in Canada. All arrangements for this tour were conducted by George Anderson.
Possessing fantastic organizational ability, George Anderson was a true builder of sport in Manitoba and Canada. He was a recipient of many honours, among which were induction to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1973 as well as lifetime memberships in the Manitoba Soccer Association in 1978 and the Manitoba Junior Football Association (Manitoba Youth Soccer Association) in 1937. Anderson was employed by Veteran's Press in Winnipeg for thirty-seven years prior to his retirement.
b. June 23, 1890
d. May 30, 1985