Les Wilson
Les
Wilson

Born
Jul 10, 1946
Age
75
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Withenshawe, ENG
Height
175 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Vancouver, CAN

Bio

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”...

For Sport

served as secretary of the British Columbia Juvenile Soccer Association... served as a Staff Coach with Vancouver Whitecaps FC... served as Director Player Personnel / Teams Administrator for Vancouver Whitecaps FC...

served as national teams administrator for the Canadian Soccer Association for 17 years from 1984 to 2000... served on Canada’s staff when the team reached the quarter-final stage at the 1984 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1985 (Canada qualified for Mexico 1986)... served on Canada’s staff for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico... served on Canada’s staff for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Canada 1987... served on Canada’s staff at the 1988 CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship... served on Canada’s staff for the 1988 FIFA Women’s Invitational Tournament in China PR... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1988... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Netherlands 1989... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Scotland 1989... served on Canada’s staff when the team finished first at teh I Jeux de la Francophonie Maroc 1989... served on Canada’s staff at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1992 and 1993... served on Canada’s staff at the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan 1993... served on Canada’s staff at the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup... served on Canada’s staff at the 1996 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament... served on Canada’s staff at the 1996 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship... served on Canada’s staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1996 and 1997... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997... served on Canada’s staff at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999... served on Canada’s staff when the team won the 2000 Football Confederation Gold Cup... served on Canada’s staff at the 2000 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament...

served as Executive Director at BC Soccer...

Individual Honours

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