Ken Pears
Ken
Pears

Born
Apr 12, 1934
Age
87
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Vancouver
Height
180 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Vancouver
TEAM HONOURS (14)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
4 Appearances
4 Starts
0 cleansheets

Bio

Ken Pears
Kenneth Pears... worked for the Vancouver Fire Department... 
 
a four-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1953, 1956, 1964, 1965),  a seven-time Pacific Coast League winner (1952-53, 1954-55, 1958, 1961-62, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66), and one-time Western Canada Soccer League winner (1969)... a two-time Pacific Coast International Championship for the J.F. Kennedy Trophy (1962, 1967)... a 12-time all-star selection in a 14-year span from 1952 to 1965 (including All Canada selections in 1956, 1957 and 1960)... in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... 
 
said Art Hughes after one of Ken Pears’ fine performances, “Ken don’t care for nothin’ when the ball’s comin’ in”... wrote Roy Jukich in 1956, “he ranks as one of the best in Canada... (he has) spent hour after hour developing a keen sense of anticipation, speed and safe pair of hands”... wrote Ed Waring in 1959, Ken was “reputedly the best goalkeeper in the country”... as noted in 1963 program, he was “one of the finest goalkeepers ever developed in B.C.”... as noted in a 1964 program, he was “Mr. Goalie of local soccer”... wrote Jeff Cross in 1965, Pears was “the finest product of BC Soccer for many years”... as noted in 1965 all-star program, “regarded by experts as finest goalkeeper produced in local ranks”... wrote Dan Stinson in 1982, “many consider (Ken Pears as) Canada’s greatest goalkeeper ever”... 
 
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