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Dr. Rudy Gittens

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Date of birth: 1932-12-30
Birthplace: Port of Spain, TRI
Raised: Port of Spain, TRI
Date of death: 2013-09-18
School(s): University of Saskatchewan, University of Ottawa
All Positions: Doctor
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Hall of Fame honoured member
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-29
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Rudolph Ormsby Gittens... spoke English, French, Spanish... he was 21 years old when he moved to Saskatoon, SK in 1953... obtained pharmaceutical and medical degrees at the University of Saskatchewan... earned a fellowship in orthopaedics from the University of Ottawa... he was 80 years old when he passed away in Ottawa, ON on 18 September 2013... 

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served as a physician for the Ottawa Rough Riders... served as a physician for the Ottawa 67s hockey team... served as a team doctor in Canada Soccer’s men’s national, men’s national youth and women’s national programs from 1984 to 2007... served on the CONCACAF Medical Committee... served on the FIFA Sports Medical Committee... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-20 World Cup USSR 1985... served on Canada’s staff when the team finished first at the 1986 CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship in Trinidad & Tobago... served on Canada’s staff at the X Pan American Games Indianapolis 1987... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987... served on Canada’s staff when the team finished first at the I Jeux de la Francophonie Maroc 1989... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-17 World Championship Japan 1993... served on Canada’s staff when the team finished first at the 1996 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship... served on medical matters at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Football Tournaments... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the 1998 FIFA World Cup France... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA World Youth Championship Nigeria 1999 (FIFA U-20 World Cup)... served on Canada’s staff at the 2000 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Guatemala 2000... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2000 (Canada was eliminated in the CONCACAF semifinal stage)... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA Confederations Cup Japan 2001... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Championship Trinidad and Tobago 2001 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Championship Finland 2003 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA World Youth Championship UAE 2003 (FIFA U-20 World Cup)... served on Canada’s staff at the 2004 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament... served on the Sports Medical Committee for the FIFA World Youth Championship Netherlands 2005 (FIFA U-20 World Cup)... served on the Medical Committee for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany... served as the General Medical Officer for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member
2007 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2007 Builder CONCACAF Hall of Fame
2006 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer President’s Award
1999 Recipient / Récipiendaire Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Award

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2007-06-07 canm20 Dale Mitchell [2007-06] Hyundai Canadian Men's U-20 Tour presented by Yahoo! Canada Doctor
2006-09-05 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2006-09] Men’s International Friendly match Doctor
2004-02-08 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2004-02] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Doctor
2001-06-05 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2001-05] FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 Doctor
2001-05-24 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2001-05] Men’s pre-tournament camp Doctor
2000-10-10 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
2000-09-04 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
2000-04-26 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2000-04] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Doctor
2000-03-26 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2000-03] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Doctor
1999-07-16 canm23 Bruce Twamley [1999-07] St. Kitts and Nevis Soccer Festival Doctor
1999-06-07 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [1999-06] Canada Cup Doctor
1997-11-17 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1997-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
1997-06-27 canm20 Bruce Twamley [1997-06] FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997 Doctor
1997-06-13 canm20 Bruce Twamley [1997-06] Men’s U-20 pre-tournament camp Doctor
1997-03-03 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1997-03] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
1996-05-20 canm23 Bob Lenarduzzi [1996-05] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Doctor
1996-04-24 canm20 Bruce Twamley [1996-04] CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship Doctor
1993-08-27 canm17 Bert Goldberger [1993-08] FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan 1993 Doctor
1993-05-10 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
1993-03-25 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] International match and pre-competition camp Doctor
1990-05-05 canm20 Frank Donlavey [1990-05] CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship Doctor
1989-07-23 CAN MNT Bruce Twamley [1989-07] Jeux de la francophonie Doctor
1989-06-09 CAN MNT Bruce Twamley [1989-06] Men’s national camp Doctor
1988-08-20 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-08] CSL All-Stars East Doctor
1988-08-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
1988-07-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-07] Men’s national camp in Ontario Doctor
1988-06-18 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-06] Men’s International Friendly match Doctor
1988-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Sir Stanley Matthews Cup Doctor
1988-02-23 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1982-02] Men’s national camp Doctor
1987-10-18 canm20 Tony Taylor [1987-10] FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987 Doctor
1987-09-29 canm20 Tony Taylor [1987-09] Men’s U-19 tour in Europe Doctor
1987-08-17 canm20 Tony Taylor [1987-08] Pan American Games Doctor
1987-04-26 canm20 Tony Taylor [1987-04] Men’s U-19 campMen’s U-19 camp in Ontario Doctor
1986-09-01 canm20 Tony Taylor [1986-08] CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship Doctor
1985-08-30 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-08] FIFA U-20 World Cup USSR 1985 Doctor
1985-05-09 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Doctor
1984-09-10 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1984-08] CONCACAF Youth Championship Doctor

Women's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
1995-04-16 CAN WNT Sylvie Béliveau [1995-04] Tournoi Paris Doctor

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