Randy Samuel

Dec 23, 1963
Point Fortin, TRI
185 cm
Quantlin College
Where they grew up
Saskatoon, SK, CAN & Richmond, CAN
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
82 Appearances
82 Starts
0 Goals
1 Assists


Randy Samuel

Randolph Fitzgerald Samuel... speaks English, Dutch... he was three years old when his family moved from Point Fortin to Saskatoon; he was 10 years old when his family moved from Saskatoon to Richmond... he was 12 years old when he started playing soccer for Southam Warriors in Richmond... enjoys fishing, hiking, music... favourites have included Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team...

said Samuel in 1986, “my job with the Canadian team was to win balls aggressively in the air with my tackles. I wasn’t involved very much with team buildup. That’s why I’ve chosen to come to Holland (because) hopefully in the long run this will help me as a player”... said Bob Bearpark in 1986, “he’s a very eye-catching player. He jumps like a stag and he’s very quick; for a defender, he has good ball skills”... wrote Jim Fleming in 2001, “Randy is still remembered for his triumphant save on 14 September 1985 at King George V in St. John’s when he stopped a potential goal for Honduras. This save secured the win for Canada and advanced the team to the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. For this, Randy is remembered as a hero by Canadians coast to coast”... wrote Bob Lenarduzzi in 2011, Samuel was “a big, strong guy who could run and tackle and shut people down”...

For Country

represented Canada at the 1982 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Guatemala...  he was 19 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (11 December 1983)... helped Canada win the 1985 CONCACAF Champions / FIFA World Qualifiers for Mexico 1986... played in a career-high 12 consecutive Canada matches in 1985... represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (he featured in two matches)... 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 CONCACAF Gold Cup... he was the fourth footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (25 April 1993)... represented Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 1992-93 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1994 (Canada was eliminated in an inter-zone playoff against Australia)... he was the first footballer to make his 75th appearance for Canada (16 March 1997)... represented Canada in 1996-97 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for France 1998... he left international football as Canada’s all-time leader with 82 appearances over 15 years with the national team (1983-1997)...

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