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Doug Greig (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1928-03-16
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date of death: 2003-03-09
Height: 180 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: 6x Pacific Coast League winner (1949-50, 1954-55, 1956, 1958, 1961-62, 1962-63), North American Championship winner (1953), Pacific Coast International Championship winner (1962)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 3
Starts: 3
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-07-01
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John Douglas Greig... soccer family (father David, brothers George and Jimmy)... he was 74 years old when he passed away on 9 March 2003 in Vancouver after a battle with kidney disease... worked 37 years for the Vancouver Fire Department... 
 
a six-time Pacific Coast League winner (1949-50, 1954-55, 1956, 1958, 1961-62, 1962-63)... a North American Championship winner for the Jack Diamond Trophy (1953)... a Pacific Coast International Championship winner for the J.F. Kennedy Trophy (1962)... a 10-time all-star selection in a 14-year span from 1950 to 1963 (including an All Canada selection in 1956 and 1957)... 
 
noted as “clever”... as noted in 1950 all-star program, “a natural soccer player with a beautiful body swerve; kicks the ball without effort with either foot and his sudden left-footed drive is feared by all goalkeepers”... as noted in a 1951 all-star program, he was a “supreme ball control artist; has a most sudden electric shot and is one of the best two-footers in the game; on his day, he is in a class all his own”... as noted in a 1956 all-star program, “one of the best shifts in league and possesses one of the hardest shots”... as noted in a 1963 all-star program, “regarded as one of the finest players ever developed locally”... wrote Colin Jose, Greig was “admired as a supreme ball control artist with a sudden electric shot... one of the best two footers in the game in his day”... as noted in his obituary, he was “a left halfback with a reputation for savvy ball control”... 
 
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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 29 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... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2002 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1962-63 Winner / Gagnant Austin Delany Memorial Trophy
1946-47 Winner / Gagnant Ed Bayley Trophy
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1957-07-08 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 29
1956-08-19 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1956-08] Men’s national team in Toronto 28
(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 2-0-1 29 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
1957-07-07 St. Louis, MO, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 2 USA 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-30 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-22 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 5 : 1 USA 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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