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Lars Hirschfeld (CAN)

Date of birth: 1978-10-17
Age 40
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, CAN
Raised: Edmonton, AB, CAN
School(s): Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Height: 190 cm
All Positions: Goalkeeper
Coach
Coaching B Licence
Team Honours: Challenge Trophy winner (1997), Romania Liga 1 winner (2008), Cupa României winner (Romania 2008, 2009), Norway Eliteserien winner (2006)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 48
Starts: 45
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 17
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-01-03
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Lars Justin Hirschfeld... speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Romanian... his father was born in Plettenberg, GER while his mother was born in Girbigsdorf, GER... grew up participating in snowboarding, mountainbiking, volleyball, basketball, golf... favourites have included Michel Prud’homme... earned Instrumentation Engineering Tech. Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1998... earned his UEFA B Diploma (Coaching Award) in 2014... granted his Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 2016... 
 
from the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for his “superb display vs USA”... from the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being a “tall, composed and confident goalkeeper”... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
Best Goalkeeper at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup as Canada finished in third place... in all, five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup... three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... career 48 international "A" appearances from 1999 to 2015 (17 clean sheets)... retired as Canada’s all-time goals leader... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 100 Male Footballers... club career in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Norway, and Romania, including appearances UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League.... posted eight clean sheets across UEFA club competitions, the most by a Canadian goalkeeper... Romanian Liga 1 winner and two-time Romanian Cup winner with CFR Cluj... Norwegian Eliteserien winner with Rosenborg BK... as a teenager, Challenge Trophy winner with Edmonton Ital Canadians SC at the 1997 National Championships... fourth-place at the Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... bronze medal with Alberta at the 1997 Canada Games. 

For Country

finished fourth with Canada at the XIII Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada (11 January 2000)... represented Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament (he did not feature)... finished third with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... played in a career-high 10 consecutive Canada matches from 2001 to 2003... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2011-12 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014... represented Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup... 

For Club

In CANADA • played for Edmonton Drillers... played for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology... played for Edmonton Italia Canadians... won the 1997 Challenge Trophy with Edmonton Italia Canadians... 
/ in GERMANY • played for Energie Cottbus... 
/ in CANADA • played for Calgary Storm... played for Vancouver Whitecaps (one match in 2001)... (again) played for Calgary Storm... 
/ in ENGLAND • played for Tottenham Hotspur... played for Luton Town (on loan)... played for Gillingham FC (on loan)... 
/ in SCOTLAND • played for Dundee United... 
/ in ENGLAND • played for Leicester City... 
/ in NORWAY • played for Tromsø IL... played in UEFA Cup competition with Tromsø IL (he posted a clean sheet in qualifiers and then another clean sheet in the group phase)... played for Rosenborg BK... played in UEFA Champions League with Rosenborg BK (he posted two clean sheets during the group phase in 2007-08)... 
/ in ROMANIA • played for CFR Cluj... played in UEFA Champions League with CFR Cluj (he did not feature as CFR Club were eliminated in the group phase)... 
/ in GERMANY • played for Energie Cottbus... 
/ in NORWAY • played for Vålerenga IF... played in UEFA Europa League Qualifiers with Vålerenga (he posted two clean sheets in 2011-12)... 
CAREER NOTES • across UEFA club competitions (UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League), he posted eight clean sheets in 22 matches with four different teams (Tromsø IL in 2005-06, Rosenborg BK in 2007-08, CFR Cluj in 2008-09, and Vålerenga in 2011-12)... held the Canadian goalkeeper record for clean sheets in UEFA club competitions (eight, surpassed by Milan Borjan in 2018-19)... 
Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2002 Best Goalkeeper CONCACAF Gold Cup award
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
2015-07-15 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2015-07] CONCACAF Gold Cup NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 36
2015-07-05 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2015-07] Men’s national pre-tournament camp NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 36
2015-06-17 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2015-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers - Round 2 NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 36
2014-11-19 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2014-11] Men's International Friendly in Panama 36
2014-10-15 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2014-10] Men's International Friendly in Mexico and USA NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 35
2014-01-22 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2014-01] Men’s national camp in USA NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 35
2013-11-20 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2013-11] Men’s national camp in Europe NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 35
2013-10-16 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2013-10] Men’s International Friendly in England NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2013-09-11 CAN MNT Benito Floro [2013-09] Men’s national camp in Spain NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2013-07-28 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2013-07] CONCACAF Gold Cup NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2013-07-05 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2013-06] Men's pre-tournament camp NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2013-01-30 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2013-01] Men's national camp in USA NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2012-10-17 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2012-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 34
2012-09-12 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2012-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 33
2012-08-16 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2012-08] Men’s national camp NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 33
2012-06-13 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2012-06] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 33
2012-06-03 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2012-05] Men’s national camp NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 33
2011-11-16 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 33
2011-10-12 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2011-09-07 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2011-06-26 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-06] CONCACAF Gold Cup NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2011-06-02 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-05] Men’s pre-tournament camp & Men’s International Friendly match NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2011-03-29 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-03] Men’s International Friendly match NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2011-02-10 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2011-02] Men’s International Friendly match NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 32
2010-10-09 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2010-10] Men’s International Friendly match NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 31
2010-09-08 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2010-09] Men’s International Friendly series NOR / Vålerenga Fotball 31
2009-11-19 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2009-11] Men’s International Friendly series GER / FC Energie Cottbus 31
2009-05-31 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2009-05] Men’s International Friendly match CFR Cluj 30
2008-11-20 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2008-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CFR Cluj 30
2008-10-16 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2008-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CFR Cluj 30
2008-09-11 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2008-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CFR Cluj 29
2008-03-27 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2008-03] Men’s International Friendly match CFR Cluj 29
2007-11-21 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2007-11] Men’s International Friendly match 29
2007-09-13 CAN MNT Dale Mitchell [2007-09] Men’s International Friendly match 28
2007-03-26 CAN MNT Stephen Hart [2007-03] Men’s International Friendly match 28
2005-03-27 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2005-03] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Leicester City 26
2005-02-10 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2005-02] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Leicester City 26
2004-11-18 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers SCO / Dundee United 26
2004-10-14 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers SCO / Dundee United 25
2004-09-09 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-09] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers SCO / Dundee United 25
2004-06-17 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-06] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers sans club 25
2004-06-06 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-06] Men’s pre-tournament camp sans club 25
2004-05-31 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-05] Men’s International Friendly match sans club 25
2004-04-01 CAN MNT Frank Yallop [2004-03] Men’s national camp ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 25
2003-11-19 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2003-11] Men’s International Friendly series ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 25
2003-10-12 CAN MNT Colin Miller [2003-10] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 24
2003-07-15 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2003-07] CONCACAF Gold Cup ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 24
2003-02-13 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2003-02] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 24
2003-01-19 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2003-01] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 24
2002-10-16 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2002-10] Men’s International Friendly match ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 23
2002-05-16 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2002-05] Men’s International Friendly match Calgary Storm 23
2002-02-03 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2002-01] CONCACAF Gold Cup Calgary Storm 23
2001-11-15 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2001-11] Men’s International Friendly match Calgary Storm 23
2000-07-24 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-07] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
2000-06-12 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-06] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
2000-06-01 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-06] Men’s International Friendly series 21
2000-04-26 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2000-04] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying 21
2000-03-26 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2000-03] CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying 21
2000-03-18 canm23 Bruce Twamley [2000-03] Men’s U-23 camp in USA and Jamaica GER / FC Energie Cottbus 21
2000-01-12 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [2000-01] Men’s International Friendly series 21
1999-08-06 canm23 Bruce Twamley [1999-08] XIII Pan American Games 20
1999-06-07 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [1999-06] Canada Cup 20
1999-04-28 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [1999-04] Men’s international match 20
1999-03-26 CAN MNT Holger Osieck [1999-03] Men’s national camp GER / FC Energie Cottbus 20
(GP = Games Played; GS = Games Started; SU = Games Played as Substitute; Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)

International "A" records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
2013 CAN MNT 0-1-2 35 3 3 0 225 0 0 0 0 3 1
2012 CAN MNT 4-1-2 34 7 7 0 559 0 0 0 1 10 5
2011 CAN MNT 3-2-1 33 6 5 1 495 0 0 0 0 3 4
2010 CAN MNT 1-1-1 32 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 5 0
2009 CAN MNT 1-0-1 31 2 2 0 180 0 0 0 0 1 1
2008 CAN MNT 0-1-5 30 6 6 0 540 0 0 0 0 14 0
2007 CAN MNT 1-2-0 29 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 3 1
2005 CAN MNT 0-0-1 27 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 4 0
2004 CAN MNT 1-0-0 26 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 CAN MNT 2-0-5 25 7 6 1 540 0 0 0 0 15 2
2002 CAN MNT 3-2-2 24 7 7 0 690 0 0 0 0 8 2
2001 CAN MNT 0-0-1 23 1 1 0 45 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000 CAN MNT 1-0-0 22 1 0 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 48 45 3 4012 0 0 0 1 67 17

More International Records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1999 canm23 1-0-3 21 4 4 0 360 0 0 0 0 7 0
TOTALS 4 4 0 360 0 0 0 0 7 0
(Min. = Minutes; G = Goals; A = Assists; Y = Cautions; R = Ejections; GA = Goals Allowed; CS = Clean Sheets)
Date Location Match CAN RESULT Opponent Age Start Min. G A Y R GA CS
2013-11-15 Olomouc, CZE Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 CZE 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013-09-08 Oliva, ESP Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 MTN 34 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013-01-26 Tucson, AZ, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 DEN 34 1 45 0 0 0 0 3 0
2012-10-16 San Pedro Sula, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 8 HON 34 1 90 0 0 0 0 8 0
2012-10-12 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 0 CUB 34 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012-09-11 Ciudad de Panamá, PAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 PAN 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012-09-07 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 PAN 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012-08-15 Lauderhill, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 TRI 33 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012-06-08 La Habana, CUB FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 CUB 33 1 64 0 0 0 1 0 1
2012-06-03 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011-11-11 Basseterre, SKN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 SKN 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011-10-11 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 PUR 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011-09-06 Bayamón, PUR FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 0 PUR 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011-09-02 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 4 : 1 LCA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011-06-07 Detroit, MI, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 0 : 2 USA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011-03-29 Antalya, TUR Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 BLR 32 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010-10-08 Kyiv, UKR Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 2 UKR 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010-09-07 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 1 HON 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010-09-04 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 PER 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2009-11-18 Bydgoszcz, POL Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 POL 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009-05-30 Larnaka, CYP Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 CYP 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008-11-19 Kingston, JAM FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 JAM 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008-10-15 Edmonton, AB, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 MEX 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008-10-11 San Pedro Sula, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 3 HON 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 3 0
2008-09-10 Tuxtla Gutierrez, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 MEX 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008-09-06 Montréal, QC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 HON 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008-03-26 Tallinn, EST Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 EST 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007-11-20 Durban, RSA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 RSA 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007-09-12 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 CRC 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007-03-25 Devonshire Parish, BER Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 0 BER 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005-03-26 Barcelos, POR Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 4 POR 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 4 0
2004-11-17 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 GUA 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003-11-18 Dublin Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 IRL 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 3 0
2003-11-15 Teplice, CZE Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 5 CZE 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 5 0
2003-10-11 Tampere, FIN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 3 FIN 24 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003-07-14 Foxborough, MA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 0 : 2 CUB 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2003-07-12 Foxborough, MA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 1 : 0 CRC 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003-02-12 Tripoli, LBY Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 2 LBY 24 1 45 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003-01-18 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 USA 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 4 0
2002-10-15 Edinburgh, SCO Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 SCO 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002-05-15 St. Gallen, SUI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 1 SUI 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002-02-02 Pasadena, CA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 2 : 1 KOR 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002-01-30 Pasadena, CA, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 23 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002-01-26 Miami, FL, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 1 : 1 MTQ 23 1 120 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002-01-22 Miami, FL, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 0 : 2 ECU 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
2002-01-18 Miami, FL, USA CONCACAF Gold Cup CAN MNT 2 : 0 HAI 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001-11-14 Paola, MLT Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 2 MLT 23 1 45 0 0 0 0 1 0
2000-01-11 Kingston, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 BER 21 72 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999-08-05 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Pan American Games canm23 1 : 2 USA 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999-08-03 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Pan American Games canm23 0 : 2 HON 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999-08-01 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Pan American Games canm23 0 : 2 MEX 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 2 0
1999-07-28 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Pan American Games canm23 2 : 1 GUA 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 1 0

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