Les Wilson

Jul 10, 1946
Withenshawe, ENG
175 cm
Where they grew up
Vancouver, CAN


Les Wilson

Leslie John Wilson... soccer family (father Les Sr., nephew Cam)... he was eight years old when he moved with his family to Vancouver... favourites have included Matt Busby, Manchester United... studied Business Administration and Business Management at Wolverhampton College of Technology... studied Personal Management at South Bristol Technical College... attended Canada Soccer’s 1978 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Development Seminar in Victoria, BC (administrators)...

wrote Jeff Cross in January 1964, Wilson is “one of the brightest prospects of the youth movement currently under way in the New Westminster organisation”... as noted in a 1964 all-star program, he “credits his father Les Sr and Dave Hamilton with much of his success”... wrote Jeff Cross in 1969, Wilson is “the biggest success of any player who has gone from here (Vancouver) to try his luck in the United Kingdom. Many others have tried the pro game over there, with varying amounts of success, but Wilson has made it to the top and stayed there”... wrote A.V. Dicks in 1972, “Les is a very good forward-running player and has an abundance of energy. We have found that Les’ determination and running off the ball has always been his strength”... said Eckhard Krautzun in 1976, Wilson is “a skillful, hard-working player and a good leader on the field”...

said Dave Fryatt in 1983, “his drive and initiative displayed as a player stood him in good stead when he left the playing field to become a sports administrator”... said Tony Waiters in 1986, “you have performed with distinction and consistency for the Canadian Soccer Association in all areas of management, administration, and the technical aspects of the National Teams Program”... said Jim Fleming in 2000, Wilson “has been a great ambassador for Canada Soccer in so many top-level competitions and has always represented us with distinction and dignity. He is a widely-respected official”...

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