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Pat Philley (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1929-04-24
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date of death: 2019-11-22
School(s): University of British Columbia
Height: 183 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1950), 2x Pacific Coast League winner (1953-54, 1956)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 3
Starts: 3
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2019-12-14
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Notes

Homer Patrick Philley... soccer family (brother Brian)... his parents were Homer and Nora Philley... he married his wife Patricia on 29 November 1952 (they had children Kevin, Shannon, Nora, Tim, Cory)... he was 90 years old when he passed away on 22 November 2019... worked as an accountant for Pacific Veneer... 
 
a one-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1950) and two-time Pacific Coast League winner (1953-54 and 1956)... a six-time all-star selection in a nine-year span from 1949 to 1957 (including All Canada selections in 1956 and 1957)... 
 
once noted as “the durable centre half”... as noted in 1949, he was a “clever play-making artist”... wrote Roy Jukich for the Vancouver Sun in 1958, “when Pat’s right, nobody but nobody gets past him”... said Philley in 2014, brother “Brian was a skilled player (while) I was kind of a rough and tough... people liked that I was more rough and he was more smooth”... as noted in his 2019 obituary, “a gifted athlete and a fierce competitor, he and his brother Brian were star soccer players through the ‘40s and 50’s in Vancouver”... also noted in his obituary, “he was a man of wit, intelligence, compassion, generosity and faith”... 

For Country

was part of the 1956 Canadian team that faced a touring Lokomotiv Moscow in Toronto, ON (a 1:2 loss on 18 August 1956)... he was 28 years old when he made his international debut for Canada (22 June 1957)... was captain of Canada in 1957 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1958... 

Year Prize Honour
2019 Honoured Player / joueur honoré Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia
2014 Honoured Member (Athlete - Soccer) Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2004 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1957-07-08 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Westminster Royals 28
1956-08-19 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1956-08] Men’s national team in Toronto 27
(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
1957 CAN MNT 1-0-2 28 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 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
1957-07-04 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-30 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-22 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 5 : 1 USA 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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