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George Pakos (CAN)

Date of birth: 1952-08-14
Age 66
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, CAN
Raised: Victoria, BC, CAN
Height: 178 cm
Team Honours: CONCACAF champion (1985), Challenge Trophy winner (1975)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 23
Starts: 17
Goals: 5
Assists: 0
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-09-29
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soccer family (father Zenon)... his father was born in Warsaw, POL while his mother was born in Ludz, POL... he grew up participating in soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, golf... he was 10 years old when he started playing soccer for Gorge SA... growing up, his favourites included Pelé, Kevin Keegan, George Best... he was a water mechanic for the City of Victoria during his international career (often taking a leave of absence to represent Canada)... in 2011, his team the 1974-75 Victoria London Boxing Club was honoured by the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in the team category... 
 
wrote Neil Davidson in 1984, Pakos was “Canada’s most famous water-meter mechanic”... upon leaving international football at age 34, “I figure it was a pretty good way to go hang them up, beating the U.S. 2-0, going out a winner and on my terms”... as idolized in the 1986 lyrics for Oh Canada, We’ll Proudly Play for You, “striker George Pakos has a rifle for a shot”... 
 
a Canada Soccer Championship winner (1975)... 

For Country

he was 31 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (6 December 1983)... 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 one match)...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2001 Honoured Member (Athlete - Soccer) Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1987-05-31 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Olympic Qualifying Series 34
1987-05-21 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Men’s olympic camp 34
1987-04-26 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-04] Pan American Games Qualifying Series 34
1987-04-01 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-03] Tour to England and Netherlands 34
1986-06-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-06] FIFA World Cup™ HON / Victoria 33
1986-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s international series and camp 33
1986-05-17 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s national camp and preparation matches 33
1986-04-30 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-04] Men’s International Friendly match 33
1986-03-25 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-03] Tour of Caribbean and Costa Rica 33
1986-02-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-02] International tournament 33
1986-01-30 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-01] Men’s International Friendly match 33
1985-09-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 33
1985-08-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] Pre-competition camp 33
1985-05-09 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 32
1985-04-21 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 32
1985-04-05 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] Pre-competition men’s International 32
1984-07-02 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Tour of China and Great Wall Championship 31
1984-06-16 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Pre-tournament camp 31
1983-12-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-12] Men’s International Series 31
1983-11-07 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1983-10] Olympic Qualifying 31
1983-07-11 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-07] Pan American Games Qualifying 30
1983-05-16 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-05] Olympic Qualifying 30
(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
1986 CAN MNT 1-2-4 34 7 4 1 -- 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985 CAN MNT 6-6-1 33 13 10 3 -- 3 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CAN MNT 0-0-3 31 3 3 0 270 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 23 17 4 270 5 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 2-0-0 35 2 1 1 89 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CAN OLY 1-2-1 31 4 4 0 -- 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 6 5 1 89 2 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
1987-05-23 Saint John, NB, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 2 : 0 USA 34 66 24 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987-04-18 Devonshire Parish, BER Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 0 BER 34 1 65 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-06-09 Irapuato, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 2 URS 33 69 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-19 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 WAL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-10 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 WAL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-04-27 Ciudad México, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-02-05 Miami, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-02-02 Miami, FL, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 URU 33 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1986-01-29 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 PAR 33 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 33 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-09-01 San José, CRC FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 CRC 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-25 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 HON 33 46 45 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-05-05 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 GUA 32 1 53 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-20 Victoria, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 GUA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-13 Victoria, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 0 HAI 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-04 Portland, OR, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 USA 32 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-02 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 0 USA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-24 San José, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 CRC 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-21 San José, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 CRC 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-17 Kingston, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 JAM 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-13 Montego Bay, JAM Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 JAM 33 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-03-10 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 1 TRI 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-14 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 HON 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-11 San Pedro Sula, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 3 HON 31 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-06 Irapuato, MEX Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 5 MEX 31 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-07-10 Hamilton, ON, CAN Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 2 : 3 USA 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-07-06 East Rutherford, NJ, USA Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 1 : 1 USA 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-05-15 Hamilton, BER CAN OLY 1 : 1 BER 30 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1983-05-08 Burnaby, BC, CAN CAN OLY 6 : 0 BER 30 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0

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