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Brian Philley (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1926-08-15
Birthplace: Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Raised: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Date of death: 2002-08-30
Height: 178 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Team Honours: 2x Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956, 1960), 5x Pacific Coast League winner (1944-45, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1953-54, 1960-61, 1962-63), North American Championship (1953)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 4
Starts: 4
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-07-01
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John Brian Philley... soccer family (brother Pat)... he was 76 years old when he passed away from a heart attack at Langara Golf Course in Vancouver, BC... his funeral was held at Holy Name Church (33rd and Cambie Street) in Vancouver, BC... 
 
a two-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1956, 1960) and five-time Pacific Coast League winner (1944-45, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1953-54, 1960-61, 1962-63)... a North American Championship winner for the Jack Diamond Trophy (1953)... an eight-time all-star selection in a 14-year span from 1946 to 1959 (including All Canada selections in 1956 and 1957)... 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 joint second-highest scorer in the 1950s with 66 goals scored... in 2000, one of 17 inaugural alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2003)... 
 
it was written, Brian was “a man with whom honour is sacred and virtue is safe”... once noted as “the elegant forward”... as noted in a 1956 all-star program, he was “one of the league’s top playmakers”... as noted after a 1956 hat trick performance in the Canadian Championship, “a sweetheart of a soccer player, (he) played perhaps the best game of his competitive career; (he has) long regarded as one of Canada’s top soccer performers”... 
 
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For Country

was part of the 1956 Canadian team that faced a touring Lokomotiv Moscow in Toronto, ON (a 1:2 loss on 18 August 1956)... he was 30 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... 

For Sport

was a member of the board of directors for the British Columbia Soccer Association... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2003 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1997 Honoured Athlete / Athlète honoré (Soccer) BC Sports Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1957-07-08 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1957-06] FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Vancouver Halecos 30
1956-08-19 CAN MNT Don Petrie [1956-08] Men’s national team in Toronto 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
1957 CAN MNT 2-0-2 31 4 4 0 360 2 1 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 4 4 0 360 2 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
1957-07-07 St. Louis, MO, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 2 USA 30 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1957-07-04 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 MEX 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-30 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 3 MEX 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957-06-22 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 5 : 1 USA 30 1 90 1 1 0 0 0 0

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