Bruce Wilson
Bruce
Wilson

Born
Jun 20, 1951
Age
70
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
57 Appearances
57 Starts
0 Goals
2 Assists

Bio

Bruce Wilson
Bruce Alec Wilson... soccer family (brother Doug)... he was six years old when he started playing soccer for North Burnaby Legion... played baseball, basketball and tennis in high school... earned Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia... initially worked as a coffee salesman after leaving international football in 1986... 
 
a FIFA World Cup finalist (1986), an Olympian (1984), and Concacaf champion (1985)... represented Canada in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... a one-time Pacific Coast League winner (1970-71)... a North American Soccer League winner at Soccer Bowl 1980... an NASL First Team or Second Team All-Star in five of eight seasons from 1977 to 1984... in 1998, named to Concacaf’s Team of the Century... in 2000, was part of the inaugural class honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame (one of 11 former players)... he was the first modern footballer (post World War II) honoured by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team... 
 
earned his Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 1994... as manager/head coach, led the University of Victoria to three national titles for the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy (1996, 2004, 2011)... 
 
wrote Don Lovegrove in 1985, “Wilson is the mainstay of the Canadian team, its spiritual leader, on and off the field”... also wrote Lovegrove in 1985, “Wilson’s style is Canada’s style: hard working, close marking, aggressive. It’s not pretty or entertaining, but it’s effective and Wilson makes no excuses for it”... wrote Kevan Pipe in 1999, “he did everything the captain of a World Cup team is supposed to do”... 
 
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