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Normie McLeod (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1938-09-19
Age 80
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height: 168 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956), 2x Pacific Coast League winner (1958, 1962-63), Pacific Coast International Championship winner (1962)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 4
Starts: 4
Goals: 1
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-07-28
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Norman McLeod... soccer family (son Norman Jr., brother Gordon, nephews Billy, Mike, and Wes)... he was 10 years old when he started playing soccer... 
 
a Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956) and two-time Pacific Coast League winner (1958, 1962-63)... a Pacific Coast International Championship winner for the J.F. Kennedy Trophy (1962)... an eight-time all-star selection in a nine-year span from 1957 to 1965 (including All Canada selections in 1957 and 1960)... over the course of his career, he scored more than 100 goals in the Pacific Coast Soccer League... over the course of one decade, he was the Pacific Coast League’s third-highest scorer in the 1960s with 87 goals scored... in 2012, was honoured by The Soccer Hall of Fame as one of “Canada Soccer’s Best XI in 50 Years: 1912-1962”... 
 
once called the “little man with the big shot”... wrote Jeff Cross in February 1962, he was “a wee fellow whose prodigious throws are well known to soccer fans across Canada”... wrote Jim Taylor in November 1962, “McLeod is a pint-sized pest with a penchant for being in the right place at the right time”... wrote Jeff Cross after a match in February 1965, “McLeod let it be known decisively that when any all-star selecting is being done, he is still the best inside left in the Pacific Coast League“... 

For Country

he was 18 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... was part of the 1960 Canadian team that toured the Soviet Union and United Kingdom (with matches in Moscow, Kharkov, Donetsk, Leningrad, Dundee, and West Bromwich)... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2012 Honoured Member (Athlete - Soccer) Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame
2005 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1960-10-07 CAN MNT Bill Simpson [1960-09] Tour of Soviet Union and Britain 22
1957-07-08 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Vancouver Halecos 18
(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 2-0-2 19 4 4 0 360 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 4 4 0 360 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
1957-07-07 St. Louis, MO, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 2 USA 18 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-07-04 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 MEX 18 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-30 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 18 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-22 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 5 : 1 USA 18 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0

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