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John Catliff (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1965-01-08
Age 53
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Nickname: Big John, Cats
School(s): Harvard University and University of British Columbia
Height: 190 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Forward
Team Honours: CONCACAF champion (1985), 5x Canada Mita Cup winner (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), Challenge Trophy winner (1996)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 44
Starts: 35
Goals: 18
Assists: 4
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

John Terrence Catliff... speaks English... soccer family (brother Geoff)... he was five years old when he started playing soccer for Kerrisdale... played rugby at the University of British Columbia... played soccer and rugby for Harvard University... favourites have included Pelé, Michael Laudrup... other favourites have included Wayne Gretzky... Catliff once said, “if somebody invents plastic knees, I’ll be the first in line”... 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 19 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (25 July 1984)... finished fifth with Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Football Tournament... helped Canada win the 1985 CONCACAF Champions / FIFA World Qualifiers for Mexico 1986... represented Canada in 1988 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Italy 1990... finished first with Canada at the 1990 Corona Three Nations Cup... represented Canada at the 1991 North American Nations Cup... represented Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 1992-93 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1994...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Men's Team All-Time Canada XI
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2004 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1990 Winner / Gagnant Top Scorer of the Canadian Soccer League (1987-1992)
1988 Winner / Gagnant MVP of the Canadian Soccer League (1987-1992)
1988 Winner / Gagnant Top Scorer of the Canadian Soccer League (1987-1992)
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1994-06-13 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1994-06] Men’s national camp 29
1994-04-24 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1994-04] Men’s national camp Vancouver 86ers 29
1994-04-15 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1994-04] Men’s national camp Vancouver 86ers 29
1993-08-16 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 28
1993-05-10 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 28
1993-03-25 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] International match and pre-competition camp 28
1993-03-12 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] Men’s international match 28
1993-03-05 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] Men’s international match 28
1992-12-07 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-12] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-11-16 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-10-26 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-10-15 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-10] International match and pre-competition camp Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-06-14 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-06] Columbus 500 Cup Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-05-21 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-05] Men’s international match CAN / Vancouver 86ers 27
1992-04-03 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-04] Men’s international match Vancouver 86ers 27
1991-07-04 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1991-06] CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN / Vancouver 86ers 26
1991-03-17 CAN MNT Bruce Twamley [1991-03] North American Nations Cup Vancouver 86ers 26
1990-05-14 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1990-05] Corona 3-Nations Cup Vancouver 86ers 25
1988-10-07 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-09] Pre-competition camp Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-09-03 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-09] CSL All-Stars West Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-08-20 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-08] CSL All-Stars East Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-08-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-07-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-07] Men’s national camp in Ontario Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Sir Stanley Matthews Cup CAN / Vancouver 86ers 23
1988-05-19 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Pre-tournament camp in Greece Calgary Kickers 23
1988-04-15 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-04] World Cup Preparation Matches Edmonton Brick Men 23
1988-04-08 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-03] Tour of South America and Caribbean Edmonton Brick Men 23
1987-05-31 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Olympic Qualifying Series 22
1987-05-21 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Men’s olympic camp 22
1984-07-02 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Tour of China and Great Wall Championship 19
1984-06-16 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Pre-tournament camp 19
CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1990-04] Pre-tournament camp Vancouver 86ers 25
(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
2018 CAN MNT 0-0-1 53 0 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 N/A
1994 CAN MNT 0-2-2 29 5 0 4 155 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1993 CAN MNT 5-2-3 28 10 9 1 803 6 1 1 0 N/A 0
1992 CAN MNT 3-3-2 27 8 7 1 -- 3 1 1 0 0 0
1991 CAN MNT 0-0-2 26 3 2 0 180 0 0 1 0 N/A 0
1990 CAN MNT 1-0-0 25 1 1 0 90 2 0 1 0 N/A 0
1988 CAN MNT 4-2-4 23 10 10 0 -- 5 2 1 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 37 30 6 1318 16 4 5 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
1994-06-12 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 NED 29 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994-06-10 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT - ESP 29 1 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994-06-08 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 GER 29 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994-06-05 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 BRA 29 57 33 0 0 0 0 0 0
1994-06-01 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 MAR 29 58 32 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-05-09 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 MEX 28 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1993-05-02 San Salvador, SLV FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 SLV 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-25 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 4 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-18 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 1 HON 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-11 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 0 SLV 28 1 90 1 0 1 0 0 0
1993-04-04 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 HON 28 1 74 1 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-24 San Juan de Tibás, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 CRC 28 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-11 Victoria, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 KOR 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-09 Coquitlam, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 KOR 28 1 69 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-04 Los Angeles, CA, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 2 USA 28 1 75 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992-12-06 Kingston, JAM FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 BER 27 1 76 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-11-15 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 4 : 2 BER 27 1 66 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-11-08 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 3 SLV 27 68 22 0 1 0 0 0 0
1992-10-18 Kingston, JAM FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 JAM 27 1 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-10-09 Greensboro, NC, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 27 1 67 0 0 1 0 0 0
1992-06-13 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 3 : 1 HKG 27 1 56 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-05-20 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 SCO 27 1 78 1 0 0 0 0 0
1992-04-02 Victoria, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 5 : 2 CHN 27 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1991-06-30 Los Angeles, CA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 1 : 3 MEX 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991-06-28 Los Angeles, CA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 2 : 4 HON 26 1 90 0 0 1 0 0 0
1991-03-16 Torrance, CA, USA North American Nations Cup CAN MNT 0 : 2 USA 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990-05-13 Burnaby, BC, CAN Corona Three Nations Cup CAN MNT 2 : 1 MEX 25 1 90 2 0 1 0 0 0
1988-10-09 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 1 GUA 23 1 45 0 0 1 0 0 0
1988-10-02 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 1 TRI 23 1 45 1 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-28 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 0 GRE 23 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-25 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 CHI 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-21 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 3 GRE 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-19 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 GRE 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-04-07 Montego Bay, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 JAM 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-04-05 Kingston, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 0 JAM 23 1 90 3 0 0 0 0 0
1988-03-30 Armenia, COL Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 COL 23 1 60 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-03-26 Lima, PER Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 1 PER 23 1 90 1 2 0 0 0 0
1987-10-06 Toluca, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 MEX 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-10-02 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 HON 22 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1987-09-30 San Salvador, SLV Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 2 SLV 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-05-30 St. Louis, MO, USA Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 0 : 3 USA 22 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-05-23 Saint John, NB, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 2 : 0 USA 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-04-25 Hamilton, ON, CAN Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 0 BER 22 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1987-04-18 Devonshire Parish, BER Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 0 BER 22 1 70 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-25 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 HON 20 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-17 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 CRC 20 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-06-09 Kwangju, KOR Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 6 IRQ 20 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-01 Annapolis, MD, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 0 : 1 YUG 19 61 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-07-25 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 CHI 19 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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