Paul Peschisolido

170 cm
Where they grew up
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
53 Appearances
41 Starts
10 Goals
3 Assists


Paul Peschisolido

his parents were born in Italy... he was five years old when he started playing for Pickering SC... growing up, favourites included Antonio Cabrini, AS Roma... other favourites included Dan Marino, Toronto Maple Leafs...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013... part of the Canadian team that won the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction... Canada Soccer Player of the Year in 1996...

Concacaf champion (2000)... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... represented Canada in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and two editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup... career 53 international “A” appearances across 16 years from 1989 to 2004 with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team… represented Canada at one FIFA youth tournament (U-16 at Canada 1987)...

club career in Canada, USA, England, and the Republic of Ireland...

said Peschisolido in the Toronto Star after his 1989 professional debut, “I like the challenge of being the striker and having got the first goal of my career should quickly settle me down in these surroundings”...

said Peschisolido of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, “it was extremely special. It was the first time we had that kind of success. It stands out head and shoulders above everything. For a time like Canada, a complete underdog, to win while playing in the American’s backyard was extra special”...

said Peschisolido in 2013 of his record £1.1m transfer fee at Fulham FC in 1996, “it was a bit scary and a bit daunting, but it was a great prospect and it was a fairy tale time for the Club”...

said coach Tony Taylor in the Toronto Star before the start of the 1989 season, “I know he’s young, but I’m hoping he’ll play most of the games. Paul is one of the most exciting young players in Canada and, with his experience on the (youth) national teams, I’m sure he’ll do quite well”...

For Country

represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Canada 1987... finished third with Canada at the 1988 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Trinidad & Tobago... he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada (13 June 1992)... finished third with Canada at the 1992 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament... represented Canada at the 1993 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 1992-93 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1994 (Canada was eliminated in an inter-zone playoff against Australia)... represented Canada in 1996-97 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for France 1998... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001)... represented Canada in 2000 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Korea/Japan 2002... played in a career-high eight consecutive Canada matches from 2000... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... missed the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injury... he was the 15th footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (13 June 2004)... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006...

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