Ian Bridge
Ian
Bridge

Born
Sep 18, 1959
Age
62
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Victoria, CAN
Height
185 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Victoria, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (2)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
35 Appearances
35 Starts
5 Goals
1 Assists

Bio

Ian Bridge

Ian Christopher Bridge... enjoys photography... carried the British Columbia flag at the 1977 Canada Games closing ceremonies... as a footballer, took part in Read-a-Thon for Multiple Sclerosis...

as noted by the Seattle Sounders in 1980, “very tall and good in the air along with being very strong”... as noted in a 1981 Canada Soccer program, "a very fine defender (and) also very dangerous moving forward into attacking positions"...

For Country

represented Canada at the 1976 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Puerto Rico... won a silver medal with Canada at the 1978 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Honduras, falling 0:1 a.e.t. to Mexico in the final (Canada qualified for a FIFA tournament for the first time in Association history)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan 1979... he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (12 October 1981)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)... finished fifth with Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Football Tournament... helped Canada win the 1985 CONCACAF Champions / FIFA World Qualifiers for Mexico 1986... 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 North American Nations Cup... represented Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

For Sport

served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s women’s national, women’s national youth and men’s national youth programs from 1997 to 2009... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 1999... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished second at the 2002 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup... served as Canada’s youth coach when the team finished second at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002... served as Canada’s youth coach when the team finished second at the XIV Pan American Games Santo Domingo 2003 in women’s football (Canada lost 1:2 a.e.t. to Brasil in the final)... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished fourth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished third at the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament (Canada did not qualify for Athens)... served as Canada’s youth coach when the team won the 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (Canada qualified for Thailand 2004 before winning its first CONCACAF youth title)... served as Canada’s youth coach at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Thailand 2004... served as Canada’s youth coach when the team finished second at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (Canada qualified for Russia 2006)... served as Canada’s youth coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Russia 2006... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished second at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup (Canada qualified for China 2007)... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team won a bronze medal at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished second at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament (Canada qualified for Beijing 2008)... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (Canada reached the quarter-final stage, but lost to 1:2 a.e.t. to eventual champion USA)... served as Canada’s youth coach at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the 2009 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship in Mexico...

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