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Victor Kodelja (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1951-11-26
Age 67
Birthplace: Capua Casserta, ITA
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height: 180 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1969), 3x Pacific Coast League winner (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 9
Starts: 9
Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-07-01
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Notes

Victor Kodelja... worked for Gutter Shop in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1974 to join Canada Soccer’s national team “in being”... retired from football in 1978 to undertake plumbing apprenticeship... 
 
a one-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1969) and three-time Pacific Coast League winner (1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71)... represented Canada in one cycle of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... 
 
said Robert Iarusci, “he was a tricky winger and had a rifle of a shot”... said Bill Young of his era as a player, Kodelja was “the best Canadian player to lace up boots - without a doubt”... said coach Al Miller in 1980, “Victor has a great deal of skill”... 
 
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For Country

he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (12 April 1974)... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978 (helped Canada finish fourth in the 1977 CONCACAF Championship)...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2011 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1977-10-22 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Team Hawaii 25
1977-09-28 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s international match 25
1977-09-19 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s tour in Caribbean and Central American 25
1976-12-23 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-12] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 25
1975-08-11 CAN OLY Bill McAllister [1975-07] International Competitions 23
1975-01-06 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1975-01] Men’s camp in Bermuda 23
1974-11-01 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-10] Men’s International Tour in Europe 22
1974-10-05 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-09] Men’s national camp 22
1974-06-05 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-06] Men’s national and national youth camp 22
1974-04-16 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-04] Men’s national camp in Bermuda 22
(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
1977 CAN MNT 1-0-1 26 3 2 0 135 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CAN MNT 1-2-0 25 1 3 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CAN MNT 0-1-3 23 4 4 0 342 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 8 9 0 477 1 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
1977-10-12 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 SUR 25 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-08 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 SLV 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-09-11 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 TRI 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-12-22 Port-au-Prince, HAI FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 0 USA 25 1 60 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-07-09 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY - POL 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-01-05 La Habana, CUB Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 CUB 23 1 72 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-31 Warsaw, POL Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 POL 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-28 Budapest, HUN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 HUN 22 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-09 Frankfurt, GER Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 DDR 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-04-12 Hamilton, BER Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 BER 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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