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Eddie MacLaine (CAN)

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Date of birth: 1899-04-11
Birthplace: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, SCO
Raised: Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, SCO
Date of death: 1972-06-14
Height: 180 cm
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 2
Starts: 2
Goals: 1
Assists: 1
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Edward MacLaine... joined the King’s Own Scottish Borderers in 1917... transferred to the Scots Guard... was discharged from the army in 1921... moved to Canada in 1924... he was married to wife Hannah Hamilton in 1926 (their children were Ian, Edward, and Kenneth)... he was 73 years old when he passed away on in Lachine, QC on 14 June 1972 (he was buried at Mount Royal Cemetery)... worked as a general accountant at Canadian Vickers in Montréal... 
 
of scoring a Québec league record 60 goals, “I’m sure a great deal of the credit for that should go to my playmakers Johnny Brown and Dave McKenzie”... as noted in 1925, he was a “lanky forward”... said Peter Miller, “Dave McKenzie and Johnny Brown would perform all sorts of fandangles, then feed the ball to Eddie MacLaine who would drive it at the goal with tremendous power”... as noted in 1931 in the Toronto Star, he had “a habit of scoring unexpected goals”... as noted in 1932 in the Toronto Star, Eddie “needs no introduction to Toronto fans, having made many appearances during the last few years; slowing down but still gets enough goals to warrant inclusion in Montréal’s best team”... 

For Country

was part of the 1925 Canadian XI that faced USA in a Men’s International Friendly match in Montréal (a 1:0 win on 27 June 1925)... was part of the 1925 Canadian XI that faced USA in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Brooklyn, NY (a 1:6 loss on 8 November 1925)... 

For Club

CLUB CAREER:
In SCOTLAND • grew up playing in Scotland (junior)... 
/ in INDIA • played in India while serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers... 
/ in SCOTLAND • played for Woodside Weeps... played for Mid-Annandale... on trial, played a match for Glasgow Rangers Reserves... played for Albion Rovers (five matches from February 1922 to January 1923)... played for Hamilton Academical (February-April 1923)... played for Albion Rovers (April 1923 to 1924)... 
/ in CANADA • in 1924, he was reinstated as an amateur footballer... played for Montréal Grenadier Guards... played for Montréal Maroons... played for Montréal Carsteel FC... won the 1925 Coupe du Québec with Montréal Carsteel... 
/ in USA • played for Providence (1926-27 with 32 matches played and 21 goals scored)... both McLaine and Jack Green joined Providence FC at the same time in September 1926... 
/ in CANADA • again played for Montréal Carsteel FC (1927 with 28 matches played and 60 goals scored)... 
/ in USA • again played for Providence (three matches in 1927-28)... 
/ in CANADA • again played for Montréal Carsteel FC (1928 to 1932)... won the 1931 Coupe du Québec with Montréal Carsteel FC... played for Montréal Vickers... played for Montréal Carsteel FC (1935)... 

 

For Sport

served as secretary of Montréal Carsteel when the team won the 1948 Dominion Cup title over Vancouver St. Andrews in Toronto, ON... served as vice-president of the Fédération du soccer du Québec... 

Year Prize Honour
2017 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1925-11-09 CAN MNT _ [1925-11] Men’s International Friendly Montréal 26
1925-06-28 CAN MNT _ [1925-06] Men’s International Friendly 26
(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
1925 CAN MNT 1-0-1 26 2 2 0 180 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 2 2 0 180 1 1 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
1925-11-08 Brooklyn, NY, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 6 USA 26 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1925-06-27 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 USA 26 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0

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