10-16 September: Happy Birthday to our Canadian Footballers!
Posted on 9 September 2012 in Around the Soccer World
13 September 1977 - Amy Walsh (St-Bruno, QC)
CONCACAF champion Amy Walsh represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. A national team captain, she was just the fifth women’s footballer to make 100 appearances for Canada. From 1998 to 2001, she set a national record by making 43 consecutive appearances for Canada.
11 September 1967 - Drew Ferguson (Powell River, BC)
Drew Ferguson has been head coach of Canada's Para Soccer program since 2004, leading Canada at four CP-ISRA World Championships and one Parapanamerican Games (a bronze medal at Rio 2007). The former professional player made 10 international "A" appearances with Canada, having made his debut at age 27 on 10 March 1985. He scored for Canada on 16 April 1989 in a 1:0 win over the Faroe Islands.
12 September 1965 - Victor Montagliani (East Vancouver, BC)
Victor Montagliani serves as the 33rd president of the Canadian Soccer Association. He previously served as president of the British Columbia Soccer Association until 2005 and then vice president of the Canadian Soccer Association until 2012. The former player has served as Canada's head of delegation for several national projects, including FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
13 September 1894 - Bill Simpson - d. 21 June 1974
Bill Simpson served as the 23rd president of the Canadian Soccer Association, serving from 1965 to 1968 when the nation's governing body was known as the Canadian Soccer Football Association. A decade earlier, he served as Canada's manager in its first-ever FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957. In 2000, he was one of three former Association presidents honoured in the inaugural class inducted by The Soccer Hall of Fame.
16 September 1895 - Fred Dierden - d. 1 July 1960
Fred Dierden was part of the 1924 Canadian team that went on tour in both Australia and New Zealand. One year later in 1925, he participated in two more international matches in a series against USA, with the first match played in Montréal in June 1925. Before his trips with the national team, he helped Toronto Ulster reach the Dominion final in 1922.
Adam Straith 11-Sep-1960 (Victoria, BC)
Nick De Santis 11-Sep-1967 (Montréal, QC)
Cindy Walsh 13-Sep-1979 (St-Bruno, QC)
Christine Latham 15-Sep-1981 (Calgary, AB)
Marco Rizi 15-Sep-1968 (Montréal, QC)