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John Woods (CAN)

Birthplace: Glasgow, SCO
Raised: Glasgow, SCO
Height: 170 cm
Team Honours: Challenge Trophy winner (1960), Pacific Coast League winner (1961)
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-09-20
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moved to Canada in 1957 (first to Winnipeg, then to Vancouver)... 
 
a Canada Soccer Championship winner (1960)... a five-time all-star selection over a seven-year span from 1959 to 1965 (including an All Canada selection in 1960)... 
 
wrote Jeff Cross after the 1960 Canadian final on 22 October, Woods “was the individual star, scoring two goals. Together with veteran inside left Gogie Stewart, Woods controlled and directed midfield play throughout the game”... as noted in 1963, “Woods` most impressive attribute is his natural field generalship“... as noted in a 1964 all-star program, he was “one of the best playmakers in Pacific Coast League”... as noted in 1965 all-star program, “has great ball control and equally great anticipation and has had tremendous influence on many youngsters on North Shore”... 
 
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For Country

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)...

For Club

In SCOTLAND • played for Glasgow Rangers FC... played for Hamilton Academicals... 
/ in CANADA • on loan, played in Winnipeg... on loan, played for Vancouver St. Andrews FC (1958)... he made his Pacific Coast League debut on 19 April 1958 and then scored his first Pacific Coast League goal a week later on 26 April 1958... played for Vancouver Army & Navy (1958-59)... again played for Vancouver St. Andrews FC / Vancouver Labatt’s FC (1959 to 1961-62)... on loan, played for New Westminster Royals FC (for the Dominion series)... won the 1960 Carling Cup with New Westminster Royals FC after a 4:0 victory over Toronto Golden Mile at the Canadian national championship at Empire Stadium in Vancouver, BC... played for North Shore United (1963-64 to 1965-66)... 

 

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1960-10-07 CAN MNT Bill Simpson [1960-09] Tour of Soviet Union and Britain 0

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