Jimmy Douglas

06 October 1948
Falkirk, SCO
183 cm
Where they grew up
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
13 Appearances
11 Starts
1 Goals
1 Assists


Jimmy Douglas

James Douglas... he was 15 years old when he moved with his family to St. Catharines, ON, CAN... in 1976, he worked as a “draughtsman from Hamilton” when he selected to play for Canada at the Olympic Games... once missed a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match because he couldn’t take leave from his job (a playoff match against USA on 22 December 1976)...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a player...

represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Games... represented Canada in two cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... represented Canada at the Pan American Games in 1975... career 34 international appearances across five years from 1972 to 1976 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, including 15 international "A" appearances... when he left international football in 1976, he ranked third all-time with 34 international appearances...

said coach Colin Morris, “he is an excellent example of a tough competitor who plays better as the going gets harder”... wrote Don Lovegrove in 1976, Douglas was “the man around whom the Canadian team revolves”... as noted in the Montreal ‘76 program, Jim was “perhaps the finest midfield player to ever represent”... wrote Bob Bearpark in 1986, “Jim displayed exceptional soccer skills as well as outstanding leadership, both on and off the field”...

For Country

he was 23 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (20 August 1972)... represented Canada in 1972 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 1974... played in a career-high six consecutive Canada matches fropm 1972 to 1973 (Canada “A” matches)... represented Canada at VII Pan American Games Mexico 1975... represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978...

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