Wes McLeod

24 October 1957
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
175 cm
Where they grew up
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
18 Appearances
15 Starts
1 Goals
0 Assists


Wes McLeod

Wesley Alan McLeod... soccer family (father Gordon, brothers Billy and Mike, uncle Normie, cousin Norman Jr.)... he was born in Vancouver when his father and uncle both played for Vancouver Capilano FC (he was less than a year old when they won the 1957-58 V & D Mainland League with Capilano FC and then the 1958 Pacific Coast League championship with Vancouver Hale-Co FC)... growing up, favourites have included Montréal Canadiens... as a soccer player, he wore white tassels on his socks for good luck...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a player... honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia and the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame... on 21 April 1990, had his jersey number 8 retired by the Dallas Sidekicks... his uncle Normie McLeod is also an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame...

represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Games... represented Canada in two cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... career 29 international appearances across 11 years from 1975 to 1985 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, including 18 international "A" appearances...

as noted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1979, “this tremendously industrious midfielder probably has more desire than anyone on the team; that and youthful exuberance fuel constant action and drive”... wrote the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1981, “an extremely adaptable player, this hard-working midfielder is capable of playing an all-out attacking role as well as a defensive midfield role; displays excellent control under pressure through ability to switch direction of play with quickness and agility”... said Tatu in 1989, “Wes was the ultimate professional; he was an extremely skillful player with unbelievable touch. Wes was so steady; his performance was there every night”...

For Country

he was 19 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (27 October 1976)... represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)...

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