16-22 July: Happy Birthday to our Canadian Footballers!
Posted on 15 July 2012 in Around the Soccer World
17 July 1965 - Carrie Serwetnyk (Mississauga, ON)
Carrie Serwetnyk was an original member on Canada’s national team in 1986, making her debut in Canada’s first-ever match on 7 July 1986. Two years later, she was part of the Canadian team that took part in the Women’s International Tournament in China PR. In 2001, she became the first women’s footballer honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.
20 July 1952 - Bob Bolitho (Victoria, BC)
Bob Bolitho was both a Challenge Trophy and Soccer Bowl champion, first winning a national title with London Boxing Club in 1975 and then winning a professional title with Vancouver Whitecaps in 1979. He participated in the Montréal 1976 Olympics and took part in two cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. In 2004, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
Dejan Jakovic – 16-Jul-1985 (Etobicoke, ON)
Harry Chapman 18-Jul-1901 – d. 26-Aug-1963
John Herdman 19-Jul-1975
Peter Greco 19-Jul-1946 (Montréal, QC)
Igor Vrablic 19-Jul-1965 (Waterloo, ON)
Nick Gilbert 20-Jul-1965 (Victoria, BC)
Neil Turnbull 21-Jul-1959
George Forrest 21-Jul-1904 – d. 22-May-1986