5-11 November: Happy Birthday to our Canadian Footballers!
Posted on 4 November 2012 in Around the Soccer World
8 November 1954 - Robert Iarusci (Toronto, ON)
A four-time Soccer Bowl champion in the old North American Soccer League, Robert Iarusci set a national record by making 20 consecutive appearances for Canada from 1977 to 1983 (a record since surpassed). In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, he pushed Canada to within a goal of qualification for Spain 1982. He was an inaugural member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2000.
11 November 1963 - Paul James (Oakville, ON)
CONCACAF champion Paul James represented Canada at both the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Tournament and the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He scored a big goal against Costa Rica in 1985 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Toronto. He was also a Challenge Trophy finalist in 1988. In 2003, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.
Art Kussner 8-Nov-1943 (London, ON)
Tony Nocita 9-Nov-1963 (Winnipeg, MB)
HOF – Dan Kulai 10-Nov-1907 – d. 22-Aug-1980
Joe Petrone 11-Nov-1946 (Edmonton, AB)