Juan Sheridan

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Juan Sheridan
Born:(1925-02-02)February 2, 1925
Havana, Cuba
Died:October 7, 1969(1969-10-07) (aged 44)
Howick, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Career history
As player
1944St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy
1946–1947Toronto Indians
1948Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
19491957Montreal Alouettes
Honors1944, 1949 - Grey Cup Champion

Juan Sheridan (February 2, 1925 – October 7, 1969) was a Grey Cup champion Canadian Football League player.

Sheridan won his first Grey Cup with Montreal St. Hyacinthe-Donnacona Navy team in 1944 (when league play was suspended during World War II.) After three seasons in the Ontario Rugby Football Union with the Toronto Indians and Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers, he began a nine-year career with the Montreal Alouettes. Over the course of 105 regular season games he scored only 1 touchdown, but his football fame came as a member of the Als first Grey Cup winning team in 1949.[1]

Sheridan spoke Russian fluently, and translated on behalf of the Soviet Union national ice hockey team on their tour of Canada in 1962.[2]

Sheridan died of a heart attack on October 7, 1969, in Howick, Quebec, aged 44.[3]


  1. ^ Profile, CFLAPEDIA.com; accessed July 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Blanchard, Don (November 22, 1962). "Soviet Team Young, Fighting For Jobs". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg, Manitoba. p. 45.icon of an open green padlock
  3. ^ "Ex-Alouette Sheridan dies", The Windsor Star, October 8, 1969.