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Jack Steele (CAN)

Date of birth: 1932-11-01
Age 86
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height: 173 cm
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956), 3x Pacific Coast League winner (1958, 1959-60, 1964-65)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 3
Starts: 3
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-09-20
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Jack Steele... married wife Myrna... he was nine years old when he moved from Victoria to Vancouver after the sudden death of his mother (Loyal Protestant Home)... he was a teenager when he started playing soccer... 
 
a Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956) and three-time Pacific Coast League winner (1958, 1959-60, 1964-65)... a six-time all-star selection over six successive seasons from 1956 to 1961 (including All Canada selections in 1956, 1957 and 1960)... 
 
wrote the Vancouver Sun in 1956, “although classed a better than average left fullback two years ago, Jackie couldn’t feature himself displacing either Buster Cairns or Jackie Cowan on any all-star team. He did the next best thing: switch to the half line. Today, he’s rated on par with the best in the Coast League”... as noted in a 1956 all-star program, “one of the most improved players in the Pacific Coast League... has been outstanding”... as noted in a 1958 all-star game program, he was “an outstanding playmaker” and “one of the game’s top defensive halfbacks”... 
 
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For Country

was part of the 1956 Canadian team that faced a touring Lokomotiv Moscow in Toronto, ON (a 1:2 loss on 18 August 1956)... he was 24 years old when he made his international debut for Canada (22 June 1957)... represented Canada in 1957 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Sweden 1958... was part of the 1960 Canadian team that toured the Soviet Union and United Kingdom (with matches in Moscow, Kharkov, Donetsk, Leningrad, Dundee, and West Bromwich)...

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1960-10-07 CAN MNT Bill Simpson [1960-09] Tour of Soviet Union and Britain 27
1957-07-08 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Vancouver Halecos 24
1956-08-19 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1956-08] Men’s national team in Toronto Vancouver Halecos 23
(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
1957 CAN MNT 1-0-2 25 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 0 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
1957-07-04 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 MEX 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-30 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-22 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 5 : 1 USA 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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