Paul Stalteri
Paul
Stalteri

Born
18 October 1977
Age
45
Birthplace
Etibicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height
180 cm
School(s)
Clemson University
Where they grew up
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
TEAM HONOURS (3)
Stats
International "A" - CAN MNT
84 Appearances
83 Starts
7 Goals
6 Assists

Bio

Paul Stalteri

Paul Stalteri... married to wife Christina... he was six years old when he started playing soccer in Brampton... enjoys golf, reading, watching movies... growing up, favourites included Diego Maradona... other favourites have included Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B Diploma in 2013, his Canada Soccer Coaching A Diploma in 2016, and his Canada Soccer Coaching Youth Diploma in 2020...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, with his official celebration ahead of the Canada international home match on 2 September 2017 at BMO Field in Toronto... honoured by the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame... part of the Canadian team that won the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction... a two-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year (2001 and 2004)...

Concacaf champion (2000) and two-time Concacaf semifinalist (2002 and 2007)... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and five editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup... career 84 international "A" appearances across 16 years from 1996 to 2011 with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team… when he left international football in 2011, he ranked first all-time with 84 international “A” appearances and second all-time with overall 85 international appearances (three back of overall leader Randy Samuel) with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team... represented Canada at two FIFA youth tournaments (U-17 at Japan 1993 and U-20 at Malaysia 1997)... Concacaf youth champion in 1996 (Concacaf Under-20)...

club career in Canada, USA, Germany and England, including appearances in UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League... in Germany with SV Werder Bremen, both a Bundesliga winner (Meisterschale 2003-04) and DFB-Pokal winner (2004)... he was in fact the first Canadian to win both the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal...

from the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group as “hard working in midfield”... from the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being a “striker with technical skills and mobility”...

attended the Opening Match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 as a FIFA Legend ahead of the Brazil-Canada match on 26 October in Gama, Brazil... was part of Canada Soccer’s post-match Guard of Honour on 27 March 2022 to celebrate Canada’s qualification to the men’s 2022 FIFA World Cup (along with nine other former players)...

said Frank Yallop in 2005, “he’s a player that’s going to win the ball for us and keep it moving. He works very hard at his game and is always there for you. His fitness is one of the things that springs to mind when you see him”...

said Paul Stalteri on OneSoccer in 2020, twenty years after Canada won the Concacaf Gold Cup, “what we did in 2000: we would defend in a real low block, we would catch them on the counter and we would win 1-0... and big Craig Forrest would be back in the net to save us a few times and we would battle out a result”...

For Country

finished third with Canada at the 1992 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in Cuba (Canada qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan 1993)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Japan 1993... won a gold medal with Canada at the 1996 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Mexico (Canada also qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997)... he was 19 years old when he made his debut for Canada (17 August 1997)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997... won a gold medal with Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001)... represented Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament... played in a career-high 25 consecutive Canada matches from 18 May 1998 (his second match) to 15 August 2000... represented Canada in 2000 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Korea/Japan 2002... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... finished third with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... he was the 16th footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (26 March 2005)... reached the semi-final stage with Canada at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... he was the third footballer to make his 75th appearance for Canada (3 July 2009)... represented Canada at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup...

For Sport

served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s men’s national and men’s national youth programs starting in 2013...

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