3-9 September: Happy Birthday to our Canadian Footballers!
Posted on 2 September 2012 in Around the Soccer World
4 September 1905 - Aubrey Sanford (Nanaimo, BC) - d. 5 January 1985
Three-time Dominion Cup champion Aubrey Sanford played for the great Westminster Royals team in the late 1920s and early 1930s. After his success as a player, he won two more national titles as manager in the 1950s. In his sixties, he became the first former Dominion Cup winner to serve as president of the Canadian Soccer Association, doing so from 1969 to 1971. In 2003, he was posthumously honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame in the Builders section.
5 September 1985 - Brittany Timko (Coquitlam, BC)
Two-time Olympian Brittany Timko is in her 11th season with Canada's national team, having made her debut at age 16 on 9 April 2002. A BC Soccer Youth (2002) and Senior (2003) Player of the Year, she won the adidas Golden Shoe at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Thailand 2004. Along with winning a CONCACAF youth title in 2004, she has represented the national "A" squad at three FIFA Women's World Cups (USA 2003, China 2007 and Germany 2011).
7 September 1916 - Trevor Harvey (Vancouver, BC) - d. 24 July 1988
A four-time Dominion Cup champion, Trevor Harvey was considered one of the finest players of his time, although his career was interrupted by the Second World War. In 1950, he was an honourable mention when The Canadian Press built its list of best athletes of the half century. In 2004, he was posthumously honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame.
8 September 1970 - Mark Watson (Vancouver, BC)
CONCACAF champion Mark Watson represented Canada in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. After helping Canada win the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he participated in the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. Four times in the 1990s he led Canada in minutes played. In 2012, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
8 September 1888 - Bob Harley - d. 1958
Bob Harley was Canada’s captain on its 1924 tour of Australia and New Zealand. From that tour, it was said that “feeding forwards was (Harley’s) forte.” A veteran of the First World War, he was wounded in action and then decorated for bravery on the front line. In 2003, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
Carlos Rivas 3-Sep-1985 (Toronto, ON)
Terry Felix 5-Sep-1959 (Agassiz, BC)
Tony Taylor – 6-Sep-1946
Brooke McCalla 7-Sep-1987 (Pickering, ON)
Eddy Berdusco 8-Sep-1969 (Mississauga, ON)
Patrick Tobo 9-Sep-1962
Matt Stinson 9-Sep-1992 (Toronto, ON)
Félix Brillant 9-Sep-1980 (Brossard, QC)
Gary Thompson 9-Sep-1945 (Vancouver, BC)