Bob Bolitho

20 July 1952
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
178 cm
Where they grew up
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
22 Appearances
18 Starts
2 Goals
2 Assists


Bob Bolitho

Robert Bolitho... both of his parents were born in Cornwall, ENG... worked for City of Victoria Parks Department for three years before moving to Toronto in 1974 to join Canada Soccer’s national team “in being”... in 1976, he worked as a “employee of the Victoria BC parks department” when he selected to play for Canada at the Olympic Games...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a player... honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia and the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame...

represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Games... represented Canada in two cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and one edition of the Pan American Games... career 44 international appearances across 10 years from 1974 to 1983 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, including 22 international "A" appearances with Canada Soccer's Men's National Team… when he left international football in 1981, he ranked third all-time with 44 international appearances (just four back from Canada record holder Sam Lenarduzzi)...

with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, a North American Soccer League Championship winner (Soccer Bowl 1979)... with Victoria London Boxing Club, a Canada Soccer National Championships winner (Challenge Trophy in 1975)... with British Columbia, a Canada Games gold medal winner in 1973...

wrote historian Colin Jose, Bob Bolitho “played a defensive midfield role in the early days... before settling down at right back”... wrote the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1977, “a strong-tackling, energetic player”... wrote the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1979, “certainly the most underrated North American and overall one of the most unnoticed defensive stars in the league”...

For Country

he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (9 October 1974)... represented Canada at VII Pan American Games Mexico 1975... represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978 (helped Canada finish fourth in the 1977 CONCACAF Championship)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)...

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