Chris Bennett
Chris
Bennett

Born
Jan 15, 1952
Age
70
Club
N/A
Birthplace
London, ENG
Height
175 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
North Vancouver, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (1)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
5 Appearances
5 Starts
1 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Chris Bennett

Christopher Bennett... he was five years old when his family moved from London, ENG to North Vancouver, BC... worked for Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Co. in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1974 to join Canada Soccer’s national team “in being”... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 1982... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence...

in 2007, the BC Sports Hall of Fame honoured the 2004 Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team (Bennett had coached that team to a USL W-League championship)...

said Chris Bennett in 2018, “I remember sitting in the stands at Callister Park as part of the junior program watching the senior games. I was hoping that I would one day play in the senior program in the Pacific Coast League. You could fill Callister Park. One of the rivalries was Firefighters, a big strong team, playing ahead Columbus, the Italians, which at times turned out to be full-on war”...

said Chris Bennett in 2018, “1973 was my big year because that was the year we hosted the Canada Summer Games here in British Columbia. It was a who’s who of Canadian soccer playing in that tournament. We beat Ontario in the final 1-0 and they had Peter Roe, Jack Brand, John McGrane and others. We won the game in front of a packed crowd at Swangard Stadium”...

For Country

he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (10 November 1973)... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 12 November 1973 in Port-au-Prince, HAI… 

For Sport

served as head coach at the University of Arkansas (1977-78)... served as head coach for Langley (1980)... served as head coach for Simon Fraser University Alumni (1982-84)...

served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s men’s national youth program from 1989 to 2002... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the 1994 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished first at the 1996 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the 2000 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament...

served as Technical Director at Eagleridge Westwood SA...

served as head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team... helped Whitecaps win the 2004 USL W-League championship... served as head coach of Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves... served as Technical Director at North Coquitlam United SC (2006-08)... served as Technical Director at South Okanagan YSA (2008-10)... again served as Technical Director at North Coquitlam United SC (starting 2011)...

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