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John Schepers (CAN)

Date of birth: 1943-02-27
Age 75
Birthplace: Tiel, NED
Raised: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
School(s): University of Regina
Height: 175 cm
Team Honours: Canada Soccer Championship winner (1962), 3x Western Canada Soccer League winner (1963, 1964, 1968)
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-11-09
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John Schepers... he married his wife in July 1969... he was 10 years old when his family moved from Tiel to Winnipeg... favourites have included Pelé, Manchester United FC... 
 
a one-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1962) and three-time Western Canada Soccer League winner (1963, 1964, 1968)... he was the Western Canada Soccer League’s all-time scoring leader (131 goals from 1963 to 1971)... he led the Western Canada Soccer League in scoring four times and was the league’s top scorer in the 1960s with 102 goals scored... in 1962, he was the first teenager to score a hat trick in a Canada Soccer Championship match (he scored four goals in Winnipeg Scottish FC’s 6:0 victory)... 
 
wrote Vince Leah on 22 September after the 1962 Canadian final, Schepers was "brighter than the glorious sunshine (that) tore the Edmonton defence apart in the second half with four fine goals"... wrote Donald Pho in 1963, although he prefers to play centre forward, he occasionally switches positions... there’s the fact that he has more running room on the outside but he has already proven that he can shoot with authority from any position”... wrote John Swan in 1966, he had “great speed and (a) booming shot”... wrote Vince Leah in 1971 after an exhibition match, Schepers’ “speed was overwhelming”... wrote John Dewar, Schepers was a “gifted scorer”... 
 
said John Schepers in 2018 of his successes as a player, “you just remember walking into a dressing room and just being able to celebrate with your teammates, those were the good times”... said Andy Sharpe in 2018, “Johnny could score goals and he was very, very fast. He took care of himself, he was good in the locker room and he just went about business”... 
 
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For Country

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)... represented Canada at VI Pan American Games Cali 1971... represented Canada in 1971 Olympic Qualifying for München 1972... Canada’s second-best goalscorer in 1971 across Olympic Qualifiers and Pan American Games (five goals in 10 international matches)... 

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1971-08-25 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1971-08] Olympic Qualifying 28
1971-08-13 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1971-08] Pan American Games 28
1971-06-14 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1971-06] Olympic Qualifying 28
1971-06-05 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1971-05] Men’s national camp Toronto Croatias 28
1971-05-31 CAN OLY Frank Pike [1971-05] Olympic Qualifying 28
1967-05-22 CAN OLY Terry Weatherall [1967-05] Olympic team selection camp 24
1960-10-07 CAN MNT Bill Simpson [1960-09] Tour of Soviet Union and Britain 17
(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)

More International Records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1971 CAN OLY 5-2-3 28 10 10 0 -- 5 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 10 10 0 0 5 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
1971-08-24 Vancouver, BC, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 1 : 0 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-09 Cali, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 1 : 1 USA 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-08 Cali, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 3 : 2 COL 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-07 Buga, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 0 : 2 ARG 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-05 Cali, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 5 : 0 BAH 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-02 Cali, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 1 : 2 COL 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-08-01 Cali, COL Pan American Games CAN OLY 4 : 0 DOM 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1971-06-13 Toronto, ON, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 1 : 1 BER 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1971-06-08 Ciudad México, MEX Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 0 : 1 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971-05-30 Kingston, JAM CAN OLY 3 : 0 BER 28 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0

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