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Andy Sharpe (CAN)

Date of birth: 1945-02-16
Age 73
Birthplace: Glasgow, SCO
Raised: Glasgow, SCO
Height: 175 cm
All Positions: Coach
Canada Soccer Past President
Canada Soccer Life Member
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-07-29
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Andrew Sharpe... he was six years old when he started playing soccer... he was 21 years old when he moved to Canada on 19 December 1966 to join Saskatoon City SC (Joe McVey, Chick Pettigrew, Andy Sharpe and Eddie Smith all responded to a club advertisement in Glasgow)... he worked 30 years for the Saskatoon Fire Department.... served five years as Fire Chief for the Port Moody Fire Department... 
 
as noted in a 1967 program, he was “an inside forward with speed and a great shot from either foot”... it was written, Sharpe was “an inside forward with speed that had a powerful shot from either foot”... 
 
said Sharpe in 2002 after being elected Canada Soccer President, “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie before us to making this sport even more popular than what it is today. I plan on helping our players and teams achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves”... said Sharpe in 2004 after Canada Soccer were awarded the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, “the faith and trust that FIFA have invested in Canada Soccer will be repaid with energy and commitment in ensuring that this will be the best event in the history of FIFA. We will spare no effort over the next three years to achieve success”... 
 
said Andy Sharpe in 2018 of coming to the Western Canada League, “I thought it was a good competitive league, maybe not as professional yet as back home in Scotland, but I wanted to stay in Canada and settle down. Once you got a job in the fire service, that’s a good job, so you sort of settle down”... 
 
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For Sport

served as head coach at the University of Saskatchewan men’s soccer team (1981-86)... served as head coach at the University of Saskatchewan women’s soccer team (1986-87)... served as president of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association (1991 to 1995)... was Winnipeg Fury’s assistant coach when the team won the 1992 Canadian Soccer League championship... 
 
served as a vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association (1999-2002)... served as a head of delegation for Canada’s national teams, including FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (Thailand 2004)... 
 
served as the 30th President of the Canadian Soccer Association (2002-05)... during his tenure as Canada Soccer President, Canada Soccer hosted the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 (the Canada-USA Final drew 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on 1 September)... during his tenure as Canada Soccer President, Canada Soccer were awarded the hosting rights to the FIFA World Youth Championship Canada 2007 in August 2004 (later renamed the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, it drew a tournament-record 1.2 million cumulative spectators across 52 matches)... 
Year Prize Honour
?year Life Member Saskatchewan Soccer Life Member
2015 Recipient / Récipiendaire Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Award
2007 Life Member / membre à vie Canada Soccer Life Member
2006 Honoured Builder / Bâtisseur honoré (soccer) Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame
1997 Recipient Saskatchewan Soccer David Newsham Outstanding Volunteer Award

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2006-03-02 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2006-03] Men’s International Friendly match Head of Delegation
2005-11-17 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2005-11] Men’s International Friendly match Head of Delegation
2005-08-15 canm15 Stephen Hart [2005-08] CFU Youth Cup Head of Delegation
2005-02-10 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2005-02] Men’s International Friendly match Head of Delegation
2004-10-14 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Head of Delegation
2004-09-09 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Head of Delegation
2004-08-19 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Head of Delegation
2003-11-20 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2003-11] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Head of Delegation
2003-10-12 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2003-10] Men’s International Friendly match Head of Delegation
2003-07-15 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2003-07] CONCACAF Gold Cup Head of Delegation
2003-01-19 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2003-01] Men’s International Friendly match Head of Delegation
2001-04-27 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2001-04] LG Cup Head of Delegation
2000-08-16 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Head of Delegation

Women's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2006-01-28 canw20 Ian Bridge [2006-01] CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Head of Delegation
2004-11-22 canw19 Ian Bridge [2004-11] FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Thailand 2004 Head of Delegation
canw19 Ian Bridge [2002-07] Road to the World Championship Head of Delegation

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