Carl Valentine

04 July 1958
Manchester, ENG
175 cm
Where they grew up
Manchester, England
International "A" - CAN MNT
31 Appearances
23 Starts
1 Goals
3 Assists


Carl Valentine

Carl Valentine... speaks English... became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1985 (through his career as a footballer in Vancouver)... it was noted in a 1986 FIFA Official Report that Valentine was “lightning quick”... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B Diploma in 2002...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2003... honoured by the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia and the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Ring of Honour... part of the first Canadian team to play at the FIFA World Cup (Mexico 1986), recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

Concacaf champion (1985)... represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico... represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... represented Canada at the inaugural Concacaf Gold Cup in 1991... career 32 international appearances across nine years from 1985 to 1993 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, including 31 international "A" appearances...

club career in England, Canada and USA... with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a North American Soccer League winner (Soccer Bowl 1979)... with Vancouver 86ers, a four-time Canadian Soccer League playoff winner (Mita Cup in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991)..

wrote Vancouver Whitecaps in 1979, “playing the wing position on either side, he uses his exceptional speed to great advantage and likes to move for goal”... wrote Brian Lewis in 1980, Valentine was “as quick as a blink and because of that he often leaves opposing defenders behind him”... said Graham Leggat in 1985, Valentine was "was brought into the Canadian side for his scoring power and speed"...

said Valentine smiling in 2020 of his first pro contract with Oldham Athletic, “I made 16 pounds a week and eight pounds of it went to my mom and dad”...

For Country

he was 27 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (14 September 1985)... helped Canada win the 1985 CONCACAF Champions / FIFA World Qualifiers for Mexico 1986... represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (he featured in two matches)... represented Canada in 1988 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Italy 1990... represented Canada at the 1991 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)...

For Sport

youth coach at TSS Player Development Academy...

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