Brian Philley
Brian
Philley

Born
Aug 15, 1926
Age
-
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Saskatoon
Height
178 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Vancouver
TEAM HONOURS (9)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
4 Appearances
4 Starts
2 Goals
1 Assists

Bio

Brian Philley
John Brian Philley... soccer family (brother Pat)... he was 76 years old when he passed away from a heart attack at Langara Golf Course in Vancouver, BC... his funeral was held at Holy Name Church (33rd and Cambie Street) in Vancouver, BC... 
 
a two-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956, 1960) and five-time Pacific Coast League winner (1944-45, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1953-54, 1960-61, 1962-63)... a North American Championship winner for the Jack Diamond Trophy (1953)... an eight-time all-star selection in a 14-year span from 1946 to 1959 (including All Canada selections in 1956 and 1957)... over the course of his career, he scored more than 100 goals in the Pacific Coast Soccer League... over the course of one decade, he was the Pacific Coast League’s joint second-highest scorer in the 1950s with 66 goals scored... in 2000, one of 17 inaugural alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2003)... 
 
it was written, Brian was “a man with whom honour is sacred and virtue is safe”... once noted as “the elegant forward”... as noted in a 1956 all-star program, he was “one of the league’s top playmakers”... as noted after a 1956 hat trick performance in the Canadian Championship, “a sweetheart of a soccer player, (he) played perhaps the best game of his competitive career; (he has) long regarded as one of Canada’s top soccer performers”... 
 
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