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Bob Harley (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1888-09-08
Birthplace: Johnstown, SCO
Raised: SCO
Date of death: 1958-06-26
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 6
Starts: 6
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

Robert Walkinshaw Harley... immigrated to Canada in 1911... served in the Great War with the Fifth Battalion (he was wounded in action at the front in 1916)... he enlisted for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force on 18 December 1914 in Prince Albert, SK... he was decorated for bravery on the front line... spent a year and a half recovering from his leg injury in the Tuxedo Army hospital in Winnipeg... he was in his 69 years old when he passed away in Winnipeg on 26 June 1958 (he was buried at Brookside Cemetery, Plot: D6-1378-0)... worked as a bricklayer... 
 
as noted in 1924 in The Globe, “said to be the best forward in the prairie city, a goal-getter of no mean ability”... once written in an Australian newspaper article in 1924, “feeding forwards was his forte. He was never guilty of kicking up the field like some halves do”... as noted in a 1924 Brisbane program, “always on the ball, (Harley) is one of Canada’s best players and possesses a football head; Harley is seldom brilliant, but his plugging methods have helped his side to victory on more than one occasion”... 

For Country

was captain of the 1924 Canadian team that toured Australia and New Zealand (with matches played in Brisbane, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide and Auckland)... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2004 Honoured Member (Athlete - Soccer) Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
2003 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1924-08-22 CAN MNT Jimmie Adam [1924-06] Canadian tour of Australia and New Zealand 35
(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
1924 CAN MNT 2-1-3 36 6 6 0 540 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 6 6 0 540 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
1924-07-26 Canberra, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-07-12 Adelaide, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 1 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-28 Newcastle, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-23 Canberra, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 4 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-14 Sydney, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924-06-07 Brisbane, AUS Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 3 AUS 35 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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