Tony Chursky

13 June 1953
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
180 cm
Simon Fraser University
Where they grew up
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
19 Appearances
17 Starts
6 cleansheets


Tony Chursky

Tony Chursky... soccer family (son Alex)... he was deafened in one ear by the mumps... at age 15, he suffered a partial retinal detachment in his left eye... enjoyed sculpting, ballet... earned Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University... teacher at Charles Wright Academy Upper School...

posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as a player... honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia and the Simon Fraser University Athletics Hall of Fame...

represented Canada in Olympic Qualifiers in 1971 and FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1972... represented Canada at the Pan American Games in 1975... career 27 international appearances across 11 years from 1971 to 1981 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team as a goalkeeper, including 20 international "A" appearances... when he left international football in 1981, he ranked first all-time with 27 international goalkeeper appearances (ninth overall)...

with Croatia SC Vancouver, a Pacific Coast League playoff winner (Top Star Trophy in 1970-71)... with British Columbia, a Canada Games gold medal winner in 1973...

as noted in a 1976 program, Chursky “possesses exceptional quickness and courage as a goalkeeper”... wrote Toronto’s Clive Toye in 1980, “Tony is a good lad and an exceptional clutch player”...

said Chursky in 1980 of his eye sight, "in soccer, I sometimes have trouble gauging the distance of balls when they are pushed through and are coming directly at me"...

For Country

represented Canada in 1972 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 1974 (he did not feature)... he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (1 August 1973)... represented Canada at VII Pan American Games Mexico 1975... played in a career-high six consecutive Canada matches from 1974 to 1976 (Canada “A” matches)... 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 (he did not feature)...

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