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Canadian soccer timeline from 1995 to 1998

Posted on 27 May 2012 in Canadian Soccer Timeline

Canada participated in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1996 and 1997. From 28 teams in CONCACAF, only three teams qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France: Mexico, USA and Jamaica. In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1996, Canada posted five wins, one draw and one loss to finish first in semi-final group 2 and advance to the next round. In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1997, Canada posted one win, three draws and six losses and did not advance.

Also during this era, Canada participated in the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup, posting a 3:1 win over Honduras and a 1:4 loss to Brazil.

 

Canadian Soccer Heroes

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Alex Bunbury

Forward | QC

Alex Bunbury is Canada’s all-time goal-scoring leader in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, having scored 11 times in 31 appearances over three cycles. A two-time Canadian Player of the Year (1993 and 1995), he played his professional soccer in Canada, England, Portugal and USA. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.


Carlo Corazzin

Forward | Coquitlam, BC

Carlo Corazzin became a CONCACAF champion in 2000, the same year he led all tournament scorers with four goals. In all, he participated in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. He also played in the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. In 2012, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Nick Dasovic

Midfielder | Vancouver, BC

Nick Dasovic represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the 1990s. A two-time runner-up in voting for Canada’s Player of the Year (1994 and 1998), he played his professional soccer in Canada, Croatia, France, USA, Sweden and Scotland. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.


Jason de Vos

Centre Back | London, ON

Captain Jason de Vos became a CONCACAF champion in 2000 after helping Canada win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In all, he participated in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, three cycles of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and one edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. He also represented Canada at the Pan American Games.


Paul Dolan

Goalkeeper | Port Moody, BC

CONCACAF champion Paul Dolan represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, getting the nod as Canada’s goalkeeper for the opening match against European champion France. In all, he took part in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers from 1985 to 1997. In 2004, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Craig Forrest

Goalkeeper | Vancouver, BC

CONCACAF champion Craig Forrest was the Most Valuable Player and Best Goalkeeper at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The first Canadian to play in the newly organized English Premier League in 1992, he was later Canada’s Player of the Year in 1994. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007.

Lyndon Hooper

Midfielder | Nepean, ON

Lyndon Hooper represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. In 1989, he played in the first FIFA Futsal World Cup and won a gold medal at the Jeux de la Francophonie. After a professional career in Canada, England and USA, he then won a Challenge Trophy with Scarborough in 2005. In 2011, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


John Limniatis

Centre Back | Laval, QC

John Limniatis participated in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He also helped Canada finish first at the 1990 Corona Three Nations Cup. After a professional career in Canada, Greece and USA, he was a Challenge Trophy finalist in 2003 with Panellinios. In 2009, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Colin Miller

Midfielder | Toronto, ON

Colin Miller represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He went on to play in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers up through 1997, the final year of his international career. He won the Corona Three Nations Cup in 1990 and was Canada’s year-end leader in minutes played (888) in 1992. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.


Domenic Mobilio

Forward | Vancouver, BC

Domenic Mobilio represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. In 1993, he scored three goals in seven matches. In 1986, he became Canada’s youngest player on record when he debuted at age 17. Three years later, he helped Canada win a gold medal at the 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie. In 2007, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Pat Onstad

Goalkeeper | Vancouver, BC

CONCACAF champion Pat Onstad had an international career that spanned 23 years from 1988 to 2010. He participated in a national record six cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, as well as one edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. At the club level, he won the Challenge Trophy with Vancouver Westside and the MLS Cup with San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo.


Paul Peschisolido

Midfielder | Pickering, ON

CONCACAF champion Paul Peschisolido helped Canada qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. He participated in four editions of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He co-led Canada in goals scored in both 1995 and 1996; after finishing a runner up in 1995, he won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 1996.


Tomasz Radzinski

Forward | Toronto, ON

Tomasz Radzinski scored 10 times for Canada at the international level, with three of those goals scored in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. After becoming the first Canadian to score in a European competition in 1996 (UEFA Cup match), he then earned the highest transfer fee for a Canadian in 2001. He won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 1998.


Randy Samuel

Centre Back| Richmond, BC

CONCACAF champion Randy Samuel remains Canada’s all-time leader in appearances in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (36), including those made in 1985 when Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. He later helped Canada win both the 1988 Sir Stanley Matthews Cup and 1990 Three Nations Cup. He became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006.


Mark Watson

Defender | 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.


Frank Yallop

Right Back | New Westminster, BC

Frank Yallop made 52 appearances for Canada from 1990 to 1997, including 28 matches in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1992-93 and 1996-97. In 1994, he led Canada in minutes played and finished third in voting for Player of the Year honours. A professional footballer in England and USA, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.

 




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