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Paul James (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1963-11-11
Age 54
Birthplace: Cardiff, WAL
Raised: Oakville, ON, CAN
Nickname: Jammo
Height: 175 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
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Media
Coach
Team Honours: CONCACAF champion (1985)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 46
Starts: 41
Goals: 2
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

Paul John James... became a Canadian citizen in July 1983...

For Country

he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (06 December 1983)... finished fifth with Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Football Tournament... helped Canada win the 1985 CONCACAF Champions / FIFA World Qualifiers for Mexico 1986... represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (he featured in two matches)...

For Sport

served as coach of Ottawa Intrepid (1989)... served as coach and general manager of the London Lasers (1992)... served as coach of LeMoyne College (1994, 1995)... served as coach of Niagara University (1996-1997)... named Canada’s U-20 youth coach in March 1998... served as Canada’s youth coach when the team finished first in Group A of the 2001 CONCACAF Under-20 Qualification Tournament in Victoria, BC... served as Canada’s youth coach at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001... served as head coach of York University Yeomen men’s soccer team (starting in 2004)... served on Canada’s coaching staff as the team finished first at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico (Canada won 1:0 over the United States in the final)... served as Canada’s head coach at the IV Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa/Hull 2001... served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s women’s national youth program in 2008 (with coach Bob Birarda)... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team finished first at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship (Canada qualified for Chile 2008 and won its second CONCACAF Women’s youth title)... served as Canada’s scout at the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing (Canada lost 1:2 a.e.t. to USA in the quarter-final stage)... won the 2008 Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy as master coach of York University after a 1:0 victory over Trinity Western in the CIS championship... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2003 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1993-03-25 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] International match and pre-competition camp 29
1993-03-12 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] Men’s international match 29
1993-03-05 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] Men’s international match 29
1989-06-09 CAN MNT Bruce Twamley [1989-06] Men’s national camp Ottawa Intrepid 25
1988-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Sir Stanley Matthews Cup Hamilton Steelers 24
1988-05-19 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Pre-tournament camp Hamilton Steelers 24
1988-04-15 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-04] World Cup Preparation Matches Hamilton Steelers 24
1987-10-07 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1987-10] Men’s tour in Central America 23
1987-05-31 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Olympic Qualifying Series 23
1987-04-26 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-04] Pan American Games Qualifying Series 23
1987-04-01 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-03] Tour to England and Netherlands 23
1986-09-08 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1986-08] Merlion Cup Football Tournament 22
1986-06-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-06] FIFA World Cup™ 22
1986-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s international series and camp 22
1986-05-17 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s national camp and preparation matches 22
1986-04-30 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-04] Men’s International Friendly match 22
1986-04-02 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1986-03] Men’s tour in Europe 22
1986-03-25 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-03] Tour of Caribbean and Costa Rica 22
1986-02-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-02] International tournament 22
1986-01-30 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-01] Men’s International Friendly match 22
1985-09-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
1985-05-09 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
1985-04-21 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
1985-04-05 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] Pre-competition men’s International 21
1984-11-03 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-10] Tour of the Maghreb and Middle East 20
1984-08-08 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1984-08] Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 20
1984-07-26 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-07] Men’s International Friendly 20
1984-05-27 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-05] Men’s International Friendly in Toronto 20
1984-04-19 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1984-04] Olympic Qualifying 20
1984-03-29 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-03] Men’s national camp 20
1983-12-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-12] Men’s International Series 20
1982-03-28 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1982-03] Men’s Youth Camp 18
1981-08-23 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1981-08] Men’s U-18 camp in Hamilton 17

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2001-07-20 canm23 Paul James [2001-07] Jeux de la francophonie U-23 Coach
2001-06-24 canm20 Paul James [2001-06] FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2001 U-20 Coach
2001-06-10 canm20 Paul James [2001-06] Men’s U-20 pre-tournament camp U-20 Coach
2001-05-23 canm20 Paul James [2001-05] Men’s U-20 camp in Toronto U-20 Coach
2001-04-28 canm20 Paul James [2001-04] Men’s U-20 camp in Germany U-20 Coach
2001-03-05 canm20 Paul James [2001-02] CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Qualifying U-20 Coach
2001-02-25 canm20 Paul James [2001-02] Men’s U-20 camp in British Columbia U-20 Coach
2001-02-06 canm20 Paul James [2001-01] Men’s U-20 camp in Mexico U-20 Coach
2001-01-27 canm20 Paul James [2001-01] Men’s U-20 camp U-20 Coach
2000-08-06 canm20 Paul James [2000-07] Men’s U-20 camp in British Columbia Head Coach
2000-06-28 canm20 Paul James [2000-06] Men’s U-20 tour in Ontario Head Coach
2000-04-10 canm20 Paul James [2000-03] Men’s U-20 camp in Germany Head Coach
1999-04-02 canm20 Paul James [1999-03] Men’s U-20 camp in Italy Head Coach
1999-02-15 canm17 Otmane Ibrir [1999-02] CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship Assistant Coach
1998-08-10 canm20 Paul James [1998-08] CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Qualifying U-20 Coach
1998-07-06 canm20 Paul James [1998-07] Men’s U-20 tour in Ontario U-20 Coach
canm20 Paul James [1999-11] Men’s U-20 camp Head Coach
canm20 Paul James [1999-10] Men’s U-20 camp in Germany Head Coach
canm20 Paul James [1998-08] Men’s U-20 pre-tournament camp Head Coach

Women's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
2008-06-29 canw20 Bob Birarda [2008-06] CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship Assistant Coach
2008-05-04 canw20 Bob Birarda [2008-04] Women’s U-20 camp in USA Assistant Coach
(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
1993 CAN MNT 0-1-1 30 2 2 0 135 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1988 CAN MNT 0-0-2 25 2 1 1 90 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1987 CAN MNT 0-0-2 24 2 2 0 180 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CAN MNT 4-3-8 23 15 15 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CAN MNT 5-7-1 22 13 13 0 -- 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CAN MNT 1-2-5 21 8 6 2 -- 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CAN MNT 0-0-3 20 3 2 1 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 45 41 4 405 2 0 0 0 0 0

More International Records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1987 CAN OLY 3-0-1 24 4 4 0 270 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 CAN OLY 1-3-1 21 5 5 0 437 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 9 9 0 707 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
1993-03-09 Coquitlam, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 KOR 29 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-04 Los Angeles, CA, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 2 USA 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-04-02 Victoria, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 5 : 2 CHN 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-21 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 3 GRE 24 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-19 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 GRE 24 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-10-06 Toluca, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 MEX 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-09-30 San Salvador, SLV Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 2 SLV 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-05-30 St. Louis, MO, USA Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 0 : 3 USA 23 1 N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-05-23 Saint John, NB, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 2 : 0 USA 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-04-25 Hamilton, ON, CAN Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 0 BER 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-04-18 Devonshire Parish, BER Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 0 BER 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-09-06 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 SIN 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-09-04 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 2 PRK 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-31 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 1 CHN 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-27 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 0 PRK 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-25 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 5 : 0 MAS 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-24 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 SIN 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-06-09 Irapuato, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 2 URS 22 1 64 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-06-06 Irapuato, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 2 HUN 22 1 53 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-06-01 León, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 1 FRA 22 1 81 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-24 Burnaby, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 ENG 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-10 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 WAL 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-04-27 Ciudad México, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-02-05 Miami, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-02-02 Miami, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 URU 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-01-29 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 PAR 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-09-14 St. John's, NF, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 HON 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-09-01 San José, CRC FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 CRC 21 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-25 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 HON 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-17 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 CRC 21 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-05-08 Port-au-Prince, HAI FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 0 HAI 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-05-05 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 GUA 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-20 Victoria, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 GUA 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-04 Portland, OR, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 USA 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-24 San José, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 CRC 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-21 San José, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 CRC 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-17 Kingston, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 JAM 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-13 Montego Bay, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 JAM 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-10 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 1 TRI 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-11-02 Kingston, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 EGY 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-10-30 Nicosia, CYP Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 CYP 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-10-24 Rabat, MAR Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 3 MAR 20 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984-10-21 Tunis, TUN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 TUN 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-10-16 Algiers, ALG Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 ALG 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-06 Palo Alto, CA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 1 BRA 20 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-03 Cambridge, MA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 3 : 1 CMR 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-01 Annapolis, MD, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 0 : 1 YUG 20 1 70 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-07-30 Cambridge, MA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 1 IRQ 20 1 67 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-07-25 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 CHI 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-05-26 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 ITA 20 66 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-04-01 San José, CRC CAN OLY 0 : 0 CRC 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-03-28 Port-au-Prince, HAI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 HAI 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-14 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 HON 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-11 San Pedro Sula, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 HON 20 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-06 Irapuato, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 5 MEX 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0

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