Mark Watson
Mark
Watson

Born
08 September 1970
Age
52
Birthplace
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height
185 cm
School(s)
University of British Columbia Capilano College
Where they grew up
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
TEAM HONOURS (4)
Stats
International "A" - CAN MNT
78 Appearances
76 Starts
3 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Mark Watson

Mark Stewart Watson... soccer family (father Keith)... he was six years old when he started playing soccer for the Glenmore Gunners... grew up playing soccer and basketball... favourites have included Glasgow Celtic... other favourites have included Michael Jordan... growing up, his father was a season ticket holder to Vancouver Whitecaps FC...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012... honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia... 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 1997...

Concacaf champion (2000)... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... represented Canada in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and three editions of the Concacaf Gold Cup, including the inaugural edition in 1991... career 78 international "A" appearances across 15 years from 1991 to 2005 with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team… when he left international football in 2005, he ranked tied for third all-time with 78 international appearances...

club career in Canada, England, USA and Sweden... with Charleston Battery, a USL A-League winner (Commissioner's Cup in 2003)... at the University of British Columbia, a two-time CIAU Championship winner (Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy in 1990 and 1991)...

For Country

he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada (16 March 1991)... represented Canada at the 1991 North American Nations Cup... represented Canada at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup... 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... played in a career-high 12 consecutive Canada matches from 1996 to 1997... he was the 11th footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (27 April 1999)... 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... represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001... he was the second footballer to make his 75th appearance for Canada (04 September 2004)... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006...

For Sport

served as an assistant coach in Canada Soccer’s men’s national and men’s national youth programs from 2003 to 2009... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the 2004 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished third at the 2008 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament... served on Canada’s coaching staff at the 2009 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship...

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