Pat Philley
Pat
Philley

Born
Apr 24, 1929
Age
-
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Vancouver
Height
183 cm
School(s)
University of British Columbia
Where they grew up
Vancouver
TEAM HONOURS (3)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
3 Appearances
3 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Pat Philley
Homer Patrick Philley... soccer family (brother Brian)... his parents were Homer and Nora Philley... he married his wife Patricia on 29 November 1952 (they had children Kevin, Shannon, Nora, Tim, Cory)... he was 90 years old when he passed away on 22 November 2019... worked as an accountant for Pacific Veneer... 
 
a one-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1950) and two-time Pacific Coast League winner (1953-54 and 1956)... a six-time all-star selection in a nine-year span from 1949 to 1957 (including All Canada selections in 1956 and 1957)... 
 
once noted as “the durable centre half”... as noted in 1949, he was a “clever play-making artist”... wrote Roy Jukich for the Vancouver Sun in 1958, “when Pat’s right, nobody but nobody gets past him”... said Philley in 2014, brother “Brian was a skilled player (while) I was kind of a rough and tough... people liked that I was more rough and he was more smooth”... as noted in his 2019 obituary, “a gifted athlete and a fierce competitor, he and his brother Brian were star soccer players through the ‘40s and 50’s in Vancouver”... also noted in his obituary, “he was a man of wit, intelligence, compassion, generosity and faith”... 

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