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Flag of Canada Canada
Csa logo.png
Nickname(s) The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)
Association Canadian Soccer Association
Confederation NAFU (North America), CONCACAF
Head coach Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Hart
Captain Flag of Canada Kevin McKenna
Most caps Flag of Canada Paul Stalteri (84)
Top scorer Flag of Canada Dale Mitchell, Dwayne De Rosario (19)
Ground BMO Field, Toronto, Canada
FIFA ranking 79
Highest FIFA ranking 40 (December 1996)
Lowest FIFA ranking 105 (July 2011)
Elo ranking 68
Highest Elo ranking 3 (November 1885)
Lowest Elo ranking 92 (May 1979)
First international Unofficial:
 Canada 1–0 United States 
(Newark, United States; November 28, 1885)
 Australia 3–2 Canada 
(Brisbane, Australia; June 7, 1924)
Biggest win Unofficial:
 Canada 7–0 United States 
(St. Louis, United States; November 16, 1904)
 Canada 7–0 Saint Lucia 
(Gros Islet, St. Lucia; October 7, 2011)
Biggest defeat  Mexico 8–0 Canada 
(Mexico City, Mexico; June 18, 1993)
World Cup appearances 1 (First in 1986)
Best result Round 1, 1986
CONCACAF Championship &
Gold Cup
12 (First in 1977)
Best result Champions; 1985, 2000

The Canada men's national soccer team represents Canada in international soccer competitions at the senior men's level. They are overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and compete in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Their most significant achievements are winning the 1985 CONCACAF Championship to qualify for the 1986 FIFA World Cup and winning the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup to qualify for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup. Canada also won a gold medal in the 1904 Summer Olympics.


Early years

Soccer was being played in Canada with the Dominion Football Association (1877) and Western Football Association (1880) acting as precursors to the modern-day Canadian Soccer Association. In 1885, the WFA sent a representative team to New Jersey to take on a side put forth by the American Football Association, the then-unofficial governing body of the sport in the United States. In an unofficial friendly, Canada defeated their hosts 1–0 in East Newark, New Jersey. The American team won 3–2 in a return match one year later. In 1888, a team represented the WFA in a tour of the British Isles, earning a record of nine wins, five draws, and nine losses. The squad comprised 16 Canadian-born players with the only exception being tour organizer David Forsyth, who had immigrated to Canada one year after his birth.

In 1904 Galt Football Club represented the WFA at the Olympic Games in St Louis, Missouri. As just one of three teams competing, Galt defeated two American clubs, Christian Brothers College (7–0) and St. Rose (4–0) to win the tournament. The Toronto Mail and Empire of November 18, 1904 reports that "Immediately after the game, the Galt aggregation, numbering about 50 persons, retired to the office of James W. Sullivan, chief of the Department of Physical Culture, where they received their prize. After a short talk by Mr. James E. Conlon of the Physical Culture Department, Mayor Mundy, of the City of Galt, presented each player on the winning team with a beautiful gold medal." The medals are clearly engraved with the name of the company in St. Louis that made them.

In 1905, a British team of touring amateurs nicknamed the "Pilgrims" toured Canada, with their match against Galt billed as the "championship of the world". The match was played in front of almost 4000 fans in Galt, now part of Cambridge, Ontario, and ended in a 3–3 draw. Earlier the Pilgrims had been beaten 2–1 by Berlin Rangers, in the city now known as Kitchener.

The Canadian national team toured Australia in 1924, playing a series of "test" friendlies against their hosts, including their first official match, a 3–2 friendly defeat to the Australian national football team in Brisbane on June 7, 1924. In 1925, Canada played their old rivals, the United States, in Montreal, winning 1–0 on Ed McLaine's goal. In a return match in November 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, Canada was defeated 1–5. One year later, Canada lost 2–6 to the Americans in the same city before playing four internationals in a 1927 tour of New Zealand.

1957 to 1986

Following the lead of British football associations, Canada withdrew from FIFA in 1928 over a dispute regarding broken time payments to amateur players. They rejoined the confederation in 1946 and took part in World Cup qualifying in the North American Football Confederation (NAFC) (a precursor to CONCACAF) for the first time in 1957, the first time they had played as a national team in 30 years. Under the guidance of head coach Don Petrie, Canada defeated the USA in Toronto 5–1 in their opening game, but lost two games in Mexico (failing to play a home game due to financial reasons) 0–2 and 0–3 before defeating the USA 3–2 in St. Louis. Mexico advanced as group winners, meaning that Canada missed out on the World Cup in 1958 in Sweden.

Canada withdrew from World Cup qualifying for 1962 and did not enter a team for 1966. They did compete in soccer however at the 1967 Pan American Games, their first time to do so in the sixth edition of the games, which they hosted in Winnipeg. Canada finished a respectable fourth place, helped somewhat by defending champion Brazil's absence.

A 0–0 draw away to Bermuda meant the Canadians, under manager Peter Dinsdale, could not advance out of the first round of qualifying for the 1970 World Cup. Dinsdale was replaced by Frank Pike. In their second participation in soccer at the Pan Am games, held in Cali, Canada did well to finish second in their opening round group (to hosts Colombia). In the final group round however, they managed only one win (over Colombia) and finished next to last.

Canada again failed at the first hurdle in qualifying for the 1974 World Cup. Under German manager Eckhard Krautzun, they finished second in a home and away qualifying group for the 1973 CONCACAF Championship (to Mexico). For the 1975 Pan Am Games, Canada, along with most of the larger Pan Am countries, sent their Olympic team, which was amateur (and senior aged), to compete. After narrowing qualifying out of the first round, the Canucks were soundly defeated by Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico, conceding a total of 14 goals while scoring none. At the Summer Olympics the following year, under head coach Colin Morris, Canada failed to get out of the first round, losing both of their games. This despite the brilliant play of Jimmy Douglas, who scored a wonder goal against the U.S.S.R. and another goal against North Korea, Canada's only two goals for the tournament.

At the 1977 CONCACAF Championship, with both group winners and runners-up now advancing, Canada, again under head coach Krautzun, qualified as runners-up after defeating the Americans 3–0 in a neutral site one-match play-off, played in Port-au-Prince. In the championship, played in Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico won all five of their matches with a plus 15 goals difference to win the tournament handily. Canada finished fourth.

Matters were different however at the next CONCACAF championship, in 1981, played in Tegucigalpa. Canada entered the tournament raising eyebrows by winning their qualifying group over Mexico and the States. In tournament play, the Canadians opened strongly with a 1–0 win over El Salvador, with Mike Stojanovic the goal-scorer, and a 1–1 tie against Haiti, with Stojanovic scoring again. They next lost to the hosts Honduras 1–2 and then drew with Mexico 1–1. A win in their final game against Cuba would have put them through to Spain, but they were held to a 2–2 draw, allowing El Salvador to qualify as tournament runners-up.

1981 through 1985 saw Canada develop under the guidance of English manager Tony Waiters. So close in 1981, Waiters would see the Maple Leafs through to their first World Cup finals appearance in 1985. A 1–1 away draw to Guatemala was key in allowing them to eliminate Los Chapines in the first round group. The second round was also closely contested, in part as this Canadian squad was strong defensively but had limited ability to score goals. The Canucks managed to eke out a 1–0 away win over Honduras, thanks to a George Pakos winner, hold Costa Rica scoreless in San José, and then in their final game, one they needed to draw to qualify, beat Los Catrachos a second time, 2–1 in St. John's, Newfoundland, with Pakos and Igor Vrablic the goal scorers. The victory not only secured their first World Cup finals berth, but also the crown of CONCACAF champions for the first time, although Mexico did not compete, having already qualified automatically for the World Cup as hosts.

At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Canada impressed defensively in their first game, allowing few chances and conceding a late Jean-Pierre Papin goal to lose to France 0–1. They lost their next two matches to both Hungary and the USSR 0–2, however, to finish at the bottom of their group.


Qualification for 1990 lasted all of two matches for Canada, a home-and-away series with Guatemala, played in October 1988. The Central Americans won the first game 1–0 in Guatemala City while Canada prevailed in Vancouver 3–2. Tied on goal difference, Los Chapines advanced on away goal rule.

1990 saw Canada take part in the first North American Nations Cup, hosting the three-team tournament. Mexico and Canada sent their full squads, but the USA sent a 'B' team. Canada won the tournament after a 1–0 win over the United States on May 6 and a 2–1 win over Mexico on May 13. All three Canadian goals were scored by John Catliff, the tournament's top scorer.

Canada came close to qualifying for the World Cup again in 1994 under the guidance of a defender on the 1986 team, Bob Lenarduzzi. They entered the tournament at the second round stage and advanced as group runners-up. Canada competed strongly in the final qualifying round, drawing their first match in Tegucigalpa after a controversial penalty allowed the Hondurans to tie, winning their next two, over El Salvador and Honduras in Vancouver, losing convincingly at Azteca Stadium, and winning 2–1 in San Salvador. They went into their final group match against Mexico, in Toronto, needing a win to win the group and thus qualify directly for the World Cup. Canada went up 1–0 on a goal credited to Alex Bunbury off a corner, but Mexico scored twice in the second half to win, 2–1. The loss meant Canada finished second and advanced to an intercontinental play-off series where they needed to win two rounds to qualify for the USA 94 World Cup. The Reds went up against Oceania Football Confederation's champions Australia. Canada won the first leg 2–1 in Edmonton. Australia led the second leg 2–1 at the end of 90 minutes, sending the tie to extra time. There was no score in the extra 30 minutes, meaning the series was decided by a penalty shootout which Australia won 4–1 to eliminate Canada from contention. Australia went on to lose 2–1 on aggregate to Argentina, who advanced to the World Cup.

With the World Cup to be played in the U.S., Canada had the opportunity to play a number of high-profile squads in tune-up matches. The highlight of this set of matches—played against Morocco, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands all within 13 days—was Canada holding eventual World Cup champions Brazil to a 1–1 draw at Commonwealth Stadium, on 69th minute equalizer by Eddy Berdusco, on Canada's only real scoring chance in the game. Also memorable were accusations by Dutch players after their match of the Canadians tackling too aggressively for a friendly.

With three countries set to qualify out of CONCACAF for the 1998 World Cup, and with Canada handily winning their second round group over El Salvador, Panama, and Cuba, expectations were high for a second qualification in 12 years in the spring of 1997. The Canadians, however, fared miserably, losing their opening game to Mexico 0–4 and the following one to the U.S. 0–3. At home in their next two matches to El Salvador and Jamaica they could only manage two 0–0 draws as they finished bottom of the group with 6 points from 10 games and a −15 goal difference. Having overseen two consecutive World Cup campaigns end in the side failing to qualify, Lenarduzzi stepped down in 1997 and was replaced by interim manager Bruce Twamley.

21st century

The Canadian Soccer Association turned to another German to lead the senior national team in 1999 with the signing to the post of Holger Osieck. Success came rather quickly with Canada winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in February 2000. After emerging from the first round on a coin-toss tiebreaker with invited side Republic of Korea, the Canucks scored a quarter-final extra-time upset win over Mexico on Richard Hastings' golden goal. The win set the stage for an unprecedented run to the final, where Canada defeated Colombia 2–0 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. Canada swept the awards ceremony, with goalkeeper Craig Forrest winning MVP honours, Carlo Corazzin securing the Golden Boot and Hastings named Rookie of the Tournament.

Expectations were again high following the winter's result, but the campaign quickly and thoroughly sputtered, as several had done before. A positive 1–0 away result in Havana in June was followed by a listless 0–0 home draw against Cuba. For the semi-final round two out of four teams advanced. The Dwight Yorke-led Trinidad and Tobago showed in their game against Canada, the opening one for both squads, that they were contenders, defeating les Rouges 0–2 in Edmonton. Canada managed just one goal in 6 games while conceding 8 to finish third in the standings, well adrift of advancing sides T&T and Mexico.

Winning the Gold Cup, however, did earn Canada a place in the 2001 Confederations Cup, where the highlight was holding Brazil to a 0–0 draw. The Gold Cup victory also won them an invitation to compete in the Copa América 2001. When security concerns prompted the cancellation of the tournament, Canada disbanded their training camp and Canadian players returned to their club teams. The tournament was then reinstated and held on schedule. The Canadian Soccer Association announced they would not be able to participate in the reinstated tournament.

Canada had another strong showing in the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, losing to the United States in the semi-finals in penalties, and then defeating South Korea in the third-place game, 2–1. There was a Gold Cup held the following year as so as to hold the event in years between the World Cup and the Olympics, and Canada was eliminated in the first round on goal difference. Head coach Osieck had seen the side progress but was unable to secure the inclusion of Canada's top scorer Tomasz Radzinski into the squad. The manager resigned in September 2003 and former player Colin Miller was put in charge as an interim.

2004 marked the beginning of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, and a new era under the guidance of former Canadian skipper Frank Yallop. He seemed just the man for the job after seeing the San Jose Earthquakes to two Major League Soccer championships in three years. Things began brightly, with the Canadians dispatching of Belize handily in the Premilinary Round, 8–0 on aggregate, in a home-and-home series. Matters turned, however, just as they had done four years earlier, with Canada finishing bottom in a group featuring Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras. They managed only 5 points from 6 matches and a −4 goal difference.

Hard times continued under Yallop as the Canucks again went out at the first barrier in the Gold Cup, losing to both the U.S. and Costa Rica, while defeating Cuba. The manager stayed on through 2005 into the following summer, overseeing a series a friendlies against European sides. He resigned on June 7, 2006 to become head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, finishing with a win-lose record of 8–9–3.

Things turned around under interim coach Stephen Hart's guidance. Canada opened their 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a 2–1 win over Costa Rica. A 1–2 upset loss to upstarts Guadeloupe was followed by a convincing 2–0 victory over Haiti, securing Canada first-place in their group. They next beat Guatemala 3–0 in their quarter-final match setting up a semi-final showdown with the host Americans at Soldier Field. Frankie Hejduk scored first in the 39th minute and Landon Donovan added to the American tally, scoring on a penalty. Substitute Iain Hume scored for Canada in the 76th minute. After the United States were reduced to ten men, Canada pressed for the equalizer but were controversially denied when Atiba Hutchinson's stoppage-time goal was incorrectly flagged offside by linesman Ricardo Louisville.

Prior to the Gold Cup, on May 18, 2007, the Canadian Soccer Association announced that former national team player Dale Mitchell would take over as head coach of the senior team after the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Mitchell had previously served as an assistant coach under coach Frank Yallop. Mitchell was head coach of the men's U-20 squad at three Under 20 World Cups. Following the announcement, Canada's U-20's went scoreless in the 2007 U-20 World Cup and were eliminated in first round play.

The team faced criticism for its poor handling of goalkeeper Greg Sutton, who suffered a concussion during a practice in Miami prior to the start of the Gold Cup in May. Without a doctor accompanying the team, Sutton instead saw a local physician who cleared him to practice, resulting in Sutton suffering post-concussion syndrome. Sutton was lost to his professional club Toronto FC for nearly a year. Dale Mitchell then decided not to call up any Canadian players playing in North America for that summer's friendlies. Under Mitchell, Canada drew friendlies with Iceland away and against Costa Rica at home, lost 0–2 to South Africa in Durban, had a 1–0 win over Martinique, and a 0–2 defeat to Estonia in Tallinn. Optimism grew however as Canada played well in a 2–3 loss to Brazil, in a match played at Qwest Field.

Despite defeating Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7–1 on aggregate in a second round series—they had had a bye in the first—Canada did not play at the level they had showed at the Gold Cup and were eliminated from qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. They conceded an equalizer shortly after scoring the opening goal in a 1–1 draw to Jamaica at BMO Field, conceded two second half goals in quick succession in a 1–2 home loss to Honduras at Saputo Stadium, and then lost away to Mexico and Honduras. They finished last in the four-team group with just 2 points from 6 matches.

On March 27, 2009, head coach Dale Mitchell was fired. The president of the Canadian Soccer Association, Dominic Maestracci, said that "the Canadian Soccer Association is committed to the future of our men’s national team program. We have made this decision to move the program in a new direction." Technical director Stephen Hart was renamed as interim head coach.

On December 9, 2009 Stephen Hart was named as Head Coach. Hart's first competitive action as the full time head coach was a poor showing at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, not managing to get out of the group stage. However, during the early stages qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, Canada put up a string of good results. They topped their group in the second round and opened the third round with a win in Cuba and a draw against Honduras. These results were some of the best Canada has had in World Cup Qualifying since the 90s.


Soccer-specific stadiums in Canada include BMO Field in Toronto (home to Toronto FC) and Saputo Stadium in Montreal (home to Montreal Impact) and King George V Park in St. John's. Canada played its 2010 World Cup qualification home games at BMO Field, Saputo Stadium, and Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Since 2011 Canada has played all home games at BMO Field in Toronto.

Recent results

Main article: Canada men's national soccer team match results

      Win       Draw       Loss

Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team Scorers
August 15, 2012 Friendly Lauderhill, USA  Trinidad and Tobago 0 – 2  Canada Ricketts Goal 58' Johnson Goal 86' (pen.)
June 12, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada 0 – 0  Honduras
June 8, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification Havana, Cuba  Cuba 0 – 1  Canada Occean Goal 54'
June 3, 2012 Friendly Toronto, Canada  Canada 0 – 0  United States
February 29, 2012 Friendly Limassol, Cyprus  Armenia 3 – 1  Canada McKenna Goal 5'
November 15, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada 4 – 0  Saint Kitts and Nevis Occean Goal 27', De Rosario Goal 35' (pen.), Simpson Goal 45+3', Ricketts Goal 88'
November 11, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 – 0  Canada
October 11, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada 0 – 0  Puerto Rico
October 7, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Gros Islet, St. Lucia  Saint Lucia 0 – 7  Canada Jackson Goal 19'27'39', Occean Goal 35'52', Hume Goal 73'86'
September 6, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Bayamon, Puerto Rico  Puerto Rico 0 – 3  Canada Hume Goal 42', Jackson Goal 84', Ricketts Goal 90+3'
September 2, 2011 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada 4 – 1  Saint Lucia Simpson Goal 6 ' 61', De Rosario Goal 51' (pen.), Johnson Goal 90+1'

Upcoming fixtures

Date Tournament Location Home Team Away Team
September 7, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada  Panama
September 11, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification Panama City, Panama  Panama  Canada
October 12, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification Toronto, Canada  Canada  Cuba
October 16, 2012 2014 World Cup Qualification San Pedro Sula, Honduras  Honduras  Canada

Group C

Template:2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round Group C

Coaching staff

Name Nation Position
Stephen Hart Trinidad and Tobago.png Trinidad and Tobago Head coach
Tony Fonseca Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Assistant coach
Paul Dolan Flag of Canada.png Canada Goalkeeping coach
Morgan Quarry Flag of Canada.png Canada Manager
Mike Moretto Flag of Canada.png Canada Equipment manager
Scott Fenwick Flag of Canada.png Canada Physiotherapist
Paul Fenwick Flag of Canada.png Canada Physiotherapist
Dr. Michael Campbell Flag of Canada.png Canada Team doctor
Garret Kusch Flag of Canada.png Canada Massage therapist
Victor Mendes Flag of Canada.png Canada Video coach


Current squad

This squad was selected for the second set of round three World Cup Qualifiers against Panama on September 7 and 11.

Goals and caps are updated as of August 15, 2012.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Lars Hirschfeld 17 October 1978 ( 1978 -10-17) (age 42) 41 0 Flag of Norway Vålerenga
18 GK Milan Borjan 23 October 1987 ( 1987 -10-23) (age 33) 9 0 Flag of Turkey Sivasspor
22 GK Kenny Stamatopoulos 29 August 1979 ( 1979 -08-29) (age 41) 8 0 Flag of Sweden AIK
3 DF Ante Jazić 26 February 1976 ( 1976 -02-26) (age 45) 33 1 Flag of United States Chivas USA
4 DF Kevin McKenna 21 January 1980 ( 1980 -01-21) (age 41) 59 11 Flag of Germany 1. FC Köln
5 DF André Hainault 17 June 1986 ( 1986 -06-17) (age 34) 28 2 Flag of United States Houston Dynamo
11 DF Marcel de Jong 15 October 1986 ( 1986 -10-15) (age 34) 19 1 Flag of Germany FC Augsburg
12 DF Dejan Jaković 16 July 1985 ( 1985 -07-16) (age 35) 12 0 Flag of United States D.C. United
15 DF David Edgar 19 May 1987 ( 1987 -05-19) (age 34) 11 0 Flag of England Burnley
19 DF Ashtone Morgan 9 February 1991 ( 1991 -02-09) (age 30) 2 0 Flag of Canada Toronto FC
2 MF Nikolas Ledgerwood 16 January 1985 ( 1985 -01-16) (age 36) 19 0 Flag of Sweden Hammarby IF
6 MF Julian de Guzman 25 March 1981 ( 1981 -03-25) (age 40) 57 4 Flag of United States FC Dallas
7 MF Terry Dunfield 20 February 1982 ( 1982 -02-20) (age 39) 10 1 Flag of Canada Toronto FC
8 MF Will Johnson 21 January 1987 ( 1987 -01-21) (age 34) 28 2 Flag of United States Real Salt Lake
13 MF Atiba Hutchinson 8 February 1983 ( 1983 -02-08) (age 38) 58 4 Flag of Netherlands PSV
16 MF Pedro Pacheco 27 June 1984 ( 1984 -06-27) (age 36) 7 0 Flag of Portugal Santa Clara
20 MF Patrice Bernier 23 September 1979 ( 1979 -09-23) (age 41) 47 2 Flag of Canada Monteal Impact
9 FW Tosaint Ricketts 6 August 1987 ( 1987 -08-06) (age 33) 14 4 Flag of Norway Vålerenga
10 FW Simeon Jackson 28 March 1987 ( 1987 -03-28) (age 34) 29 6 Flag of England Norwich City
14 FW Dwayne De Rosario 15 May 1978 ( 1978 -05-15) (age 43) 68 19 Flag of United States D.C. United
17 FW Olivier Occean 23 October 1981 ( 1981 -10-23) (age 39) 26 6 Flag of Germany Eintracht Frankfurt

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the England squad within the last twelve months.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
- DF Russell Teibert 22 December 1992 ( 1992 -12-22) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Canada Vancouver Whitecaps
- DF Doneil Henry 20 April 1993 ( 1993-04-20) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Canada Toronto FC
- DF Michael Klukowski 21 May 1981 ( 1981-05-21) (age 40) 36 0 Flag of Cyprus APOEL
- DF Adam Straith 20 December 1980 ( 1980-12-20) (age 40) 77 0 Flag of Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken
- DF Nana Attakora 27 April 1989 ( 1989-04-27) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of Finland FC Haka
- MF Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault 27 September 1988 ( 1988-09-27) (age 32) 7 0 Free Agent
- MF Josh Simpson 15 May 1983 ( 1983-05-15) (age 38) 43 3 Flag of Switzerland Young Boys
- MF Samuel Piette 12 November 1994 ( 1994-11-12) (age 26) 1 0 Flag of Germany Fortuna Düsseldorf
- MF Issey Nakajima-Farran 16 May 1984 ( 1984-05-16) (age 37) 24 1 Flag of Cyprus AEK Larnaca
- MF Matt Stinson 9 September 1992 ( 1992-09-09) (age 28) 0 0 Flag of Canada Toronto FC
- FW Evan James 19 June 1990 ( 1990-06-19) (age 30) 0 0 Flag of Canada Montreal Impact
- FW Lucas Cavallini 28 November 1992 ( 1992-11-28) (age 28) 1 0 Flag of Uruguay Juventud
- FW Iain Hume 30 October 1983 ( 1983-10-30) (age 37) 36 5 Flag of England Doncaster Rovers
- FW Marcus Haber 11 January 1989 ( 1989-01-11) (age 32) 3 0 Flag of England Stevenage

World Cup record

Main article: Canada at the FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1930 to 1954 Did Not Enter
1958 Did Not Qualify
1962 Withdrew
1966 Did Not Enter
1970 to 1982 Did Not Qualify
1986 Group Stage 24th 3 0 0 3 0 5
1990 to 2010 Did Not Qualify
2014 Has not yet qualified
Total Group Stage 1/19 3 0 0 3 0 5

FIFA Confederations Cup

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Squad
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1992 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1995
Flag of Saudi Arabia 1997
Flag of Mexico 1999 Withdrew from 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Flag of South Korea Flag of Japan 2001 Group Stage 7th 3 0 1 2 0 5 Squad
Flag of France 2003 Did Not Qualify
Flag of Germany 2005
Flag of South Africa 2009
Flag of Brazil 2013
Flag of Russia 2017 To Be Determined
Flag of Qatar 2021
Total Group Stage 1/9 3 0 1 2 0 5 -

Gold Cup record

CONCACAF Championship/Gold Cup
Total: 2 Titles
Year Round GP W D L GS GA
1963 to 1971 Did not enter
1973 Did not qualify
1977 Fourth place 5 2 1 2 7 8
1981 Fourth place 5 1 3 1 6 6
1985 Champions 4 2 2 0 4 2
1989 Did not qualify
1991 Round 1 3 1 0 2 6 9
1993 Round 1 3 0 2 1 3 11
1996 Round 1 2 1 0 1 4 5
1998 Withdrew
2000 Champions 5 3 2 0 7 3
2002 Third place 5 2 2 1 5 4
2003 Round 1 2 1 0 1 1 2
2005 Round 1 3 1 0 2 2 4
2007 Semi-Finals 5 3 0 2 9 5
2009 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 4 3
2011 Round 1 3 1 1 1 2 3
Total 2 Titles 49 20 14 15 60 65

Copa América record

CONMEBOL Copa América record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
2001 Withdrew

Most capped Canadian players

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Paul Stalteri 1997–2010 84 7
2 Randy Samuel 1983–1997 82 0
3 Mark Watson 1994–2004 78 3
4 Dwayne De Rosario 1997– 68 19
5 Lyndon Hooper 1986–1997 67 3
6 Alex Bunbury 1986–1997 66 16
7 Nick Dasovic 1992–2004 63 2
8 Colin Miller 1983–1997 61 5
Mike Sweeney 1980–1991 61 1
10 Carlo Corazzin 1994–2004 59 11
Richard Hastings 1998–2010 59 1
Kevin McKenna 2000– 59 11

Bold notes player is still active.

Top goalscorers

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Dwayne de Rosario 1997– 68 19
Dale Mitchell 1980–1993 55 19
3 John Catliff 1984–1994 44 18
4 Alex Bunbury 1986–1997 66 16
5 Ali Gerba 2005– 31 15
6 Igor Vrablic 1984–1986 36 12
7 Carlo Corazzin 1994–2004 59 11
Kevin McKenna 2000– 59 11
9 Tomasz Radzinski 1995–2009 46 10
Paul Peschisolido 1992–2004 53 10

Bold notes player is still active.

Manager history

Name From To
Flag of Canada Don Petrie 1957 1957
Flag of England Peter Dinsdale 1968 1970
Flag of England Frank Pike 1970 1973
Flag of Germany Eckhard Krautzun 1973 1977
Flag of Canada Barrie Clarke 1979 1981
Flag of England Tony Waiters 1981 1985
Flag of Canada Bruce Wilson (interim) 1985 1985
Flag of England Tony Waiters 1985 1986
Flag of England Bob Bearpark 1986 1987
Flag of Scotland Tony Taylor 1988 1989
Flag of Canada Bob Lenarduzzi 1989 1990
Flag of England Tony Waiters 1990 1991
Flag of Canada Bob Lenarduzzi 1992 1997
Flag of Canada Bruce Twamley (interim) 1998 1998
Flag of Germany Holger Osieck 1999 2003
Flag of Canada Colin Miller (interim) Fall 2003 Fall 2003
Flag of Canada Frank Yallop 2004 June 2006
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Hart (interim) July 2006 June 2007
Flag of Canada Dale Mitchell June 2007 March 2009
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Hart (interim) April 2009 December 2009
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Hart December 2009

Bruce Wilson coached two matches at the 1985 President's Cup in the Republic of Korea during Tony Waiters' first reign.


  • Men's Olympic Soccer: 1904


  • In 1985, Canada won the George Kafaty Trophy for top CONCACAF nation in World Cup qualifying (as hosts, Mexico did not participate).
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