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Robert Iarusci (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Connect: @BobAzzurri
Date of birth: 1954-11-08
Age 64
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, CAN
Raised: Toronto, ON, CAN
School(s): York University
Height: 183 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Fullback
Centre Back
Team Honours: Soccer Bowl winner (1977, 1982)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 26
Starts: 24
Goals: 2
Assists: 2
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

soccer family (father)... favourites have included Johan Cruyff, Lazio... in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team...

For Country

he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (24 September 1976)... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978 (helped Canada finish fourth in the 1977 CONCACAF Championship)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)... played in a career-high 20 consecutive Canada matches from 1977 to 1983 (Canada “A” matches), at the time a national record (later surpassed by Bruce Wilson)... made 26 career appearances for Canada at the international level (he played in 26 of 27 Canada “A” matches from 1976 to 1983)...

For Sport

served as an interim head coach with the North York Rockets in 1987...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Men's Team All-Time Canada XI
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2000 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1983-06-20 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-06] The Challenge Series New York Cosmos 28
1981-11-22 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 27
1981-10-27 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Pre-competition camp 26
1981-10-13 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Exhibition and Men’s International Friendly 26
1980-11-17 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 26
1980-11-12 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] Pre-competition international 26
1980-11-02 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 25
1980-10-16 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-09] Labatt International Series across Canada 25
1978-05-24 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1978-05] Men’s Olympic camp 23
1977-10-22 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers New York Cosmos 22
1977-09-28 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s international match 22
1977-09-19 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s tour in Caribbean and Central American 22
1977-09-06 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-08] Men’s selection camp 22
1976-12-23 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-12] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 22
1976-10-28 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
1976-09-11 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-09] Pre-competition camp 21
(GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; SU = Games Played as Substitute; Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)

International "A" records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1983 CAN MNT 0-0-2 29 2 2 0 180 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1981 CAN MNT 2-3-1 27 6 6 0 540 1 1 0 0 0 0
1980 CAN MNT 4-3-1 26 8 7 1 675 1 0 0 0 0 0
1977 CAN MNT 2-1-1 23 5 4 0 360 0 1 1 0 0 0
1976 CAN MNT 2-3-1 22 5 5 1 495 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 26 24 2 2250 2 2 3 0 0 0
(Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)
Date Location Match CAN RESULT Opponent Age Start Min. G A Y R GA CS
1983-06-16 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 SCO 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-06-12 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 SCO 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-21 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 CUB 27 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-15 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 27 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-12 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 HON 27 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981-11-06 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 HAI 27 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-02 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 SLV 27 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-10-12 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 2 TRI 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-16 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-11 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 GUA 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-09 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 HON 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-01 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 USA 25 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1980-10-25 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-10-18 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-09-17 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 0 NZL 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-09-15 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 0 NZL 25 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-22 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 3 MEX 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-20 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 HAI 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-16 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 GUA 22 1 90 0 1 1 0 0 0
1977-10-12 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 SUR 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-09-11 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 TRI 22 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-12-22 Port-au-Prince, HAI FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 0 USA 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-27 Toluca, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 MEX 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-20 Seattle, WA, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 USA 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-10 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 MEX 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-09-24 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 USA 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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