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Mike Sweeney (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1959-12-25
Age 58
Birthplace: Duncan, BC, CAN
Raised: Squamish, BC, CAN
School(s): Simon Fraser University
Height: 170 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Active Start: Celtic
Team Honours: CONCACAF champion (1985)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 61
Starts: 56
Goals: 1
Assists: 5
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-13
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Notes

Michael John Sweeney... he was five years old when he started playing soccer for Celtic in Squamish... favourites have included Billy Bremner, Dave Keon... was the best man at Gerry Gray’s wedding in October 1985... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team...

For Country

won a silver medal with Canada at the 1978 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Honduras, falling 0:1 a.e.t. to Mexico in the final (Canada qualified for a FIFA tournament for the first time in Association history)... represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan 1979 (he did not feature)... he was 20 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (17 September 1980)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)... played in a career-high 15 consecutive Canada matches from 1980 to 1983 (Canada “A” matches)... finished fifth with Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Football Tournament... 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)... represented Canada in 1988 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Italy 1990... finished first with Canada at the 1990 Corona Three Nations Cup... he was the second footballer to make his 50th appearance for Canada (15 November 1992)... represented Canada in 1992-93 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for USA 1994 (Canada was eliminated in an inter-zone playoff against Australia)... he retired as Canada’s all-time leader with 61 appearances over 14 years with the national team (1980-1993)...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Men's Team All-Time Canada XI
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2002 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1993-08-16 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 33
1993-05-10 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 33
1993-03-25 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] International match and pre-competition camp 33
1993-03-05 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1993-03] Men’s international match 33
1992-12-07 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-12] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Cleveland Crunch 32
1992-11-16 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Cleveland Crunch 32
1992-10-26 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Cleveland Crunch 32
1992-10-15 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-10] International match and pre-competition camp Cleveland Crunch 32
1992-09-04 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-09] Men’s international match Cleveland Crunch 32
1992-06-14 CAN MNT Bob Lenarduzzi [1992-06] Columbus 500 Cup Cleveland Crunch 32
1990-05-14 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1990-05] Corona 3-Nations Cup Boston Bolts 30
1988-10-07 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-09] Pre-competition camp Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-09-03 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-09] CSL All-Stars West Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-08-20 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-08] CSL All-Stars East Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-08-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-07-16 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-07] Men’s national camp in Ontario Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-06-18 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-06] Men’s International Friendly match Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Sir Stanley Matthews Cup Toronto Blizzard 28
1988-05-19 CAN MNT Tony Taylor [1988-05] Pre-tournament camp Minnesota Strikers 28
1986-09-08 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1986-08] Merlion Cup Football Tournament 26
1986-06-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-06] FIFA World Cup™ Cleveland Force 26
1986-05-29 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s international series and camp 26
1986-05-17 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-05] Men’s national camp and preparation matches 26
1985-09-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 25
1985-08-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] Pre-competition camp 25
1985-06-16 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-06] 15th President’s Cup 25
1985-04-21 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 25
1984-08-08 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1984-08] Men’s Olympic Football Tournament 24
1984-05-27 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-05] Men’s International Friendly in Toronto 24
1984-04-19 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1984-04] Olympic Qualifying 24
1984-03-29 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-03] Men’s national camp 24
1983-12-21 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1983-12] Olympic Qualifying 23
1983-12-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-12] Men’s International Series 23
1983-11-07 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1983-10] Olympic Qualifying 23
1983-06-20 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-06] The Challenge Series Vancouver Whitecaps 23
1981-11-22 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 21
1981-10-27 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Pre-competition camp 21
1981-10-13 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Exhibition and Men’s International Friendly 21
1980-11-17 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 20
1980-11-12 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] Pre-competition international 20
1980-11-02 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 20
1980-10-16 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-09] Labatt International Series across Canada 20
1979-08-30 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1979-08] FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan 1979 19
1979-08-22 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1979-08] Pre-tournament men’s U-19 camp 19
1979-05-28 CAN OLY Barrie Clarke [1979-05] Olympic Qualifying 19
1979-04-09 CAN OLY Barrie Clarke [1979-04] Pan American Games Qualifying 19
1979-02-04 CAN OLY Barrie Clarke [1979-02] Men’s Olympic camp 19
1979-01-28 CAN OLY Barrie Clarke [1979-01] Men’s Olympic selection camp 19
1978-12-18 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1978-11] CONCACAF Youth Championship 18
CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1990-04] Pre-tournament camp Toronto Blizzard 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
1993 CAN MNT 5-2-3 34 10 10 0 885 0 2 1 0 N/A 0
1992 CAN MNT 2-4-2 33 8 8 0 664 0 1 0 0 N/A 0
1990 CAN MNT 1-0-0 31 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1988 CAN MNT 3-1-4 29 8 8 0 732 0 1 0 0 N/A 0
1986 CAN MNT 3-1-6 27 10 9 1 -- 0 0 2 1 N/A 0
1985 CAN MNT 3-2-1 26 6 6 0 508 1 1 0 1 0 0
1984 CAN MNT 1-0-1 25 2 2 0 180 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CAN MNT 0-0-3 24 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CAN MNT 2-3-1 22 6 5 1 410 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CAN MNT 3-3-1 21 7 4 3 434 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 61 56 5 4173 1 5 6 2 0 0

More International Records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1984 CAN OLY 2-4-1 25 7 7 0 660 2 0 0 0 0 0
1983 CAN OLY 2-0-1 24 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 CAN OLY 1-1-2 20 4 4 0 360 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
1978 canm20 2-1-2 19 5 5 0 420 1 0 0 0 N/A 0
TOTALS 19 19 0 1710 4 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
1993-08-15 Sydney, AUS FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 AUS 33 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-07-31 Edmonton, AB, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 AUS 33 1 90 0 0 1 0 0 0
1993-05-09 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 MEX 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-05-02 San Salvador, SLV FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 SLV 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-25 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 4 MEX 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-18 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 1 HON 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-04-11 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 0 SLV 33 1 90 0 2 0 0 0 0
1993-04-04 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 HON 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-24 San Juan de Tibás, CRC Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 CRC 33 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993-03-04 Los Angeles, CA, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 2 USA 33 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-12-06 Kingston, JAM FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 BER 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-11-15 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 4 : 2 BER 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-11-08 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 3 SLV 32 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1992-11-01 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 JAM 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-10-25 San Salvador, SLV FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 SLV 32 1 57 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-10-18 Kingston, JAM FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 JAM 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-10-09 Greensboro, NC, USA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 32 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992-09-03 Saint John, NB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 USA 32 1 67 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990-05-13 Burnaby, BC, CAN Corona Three Nations Cup CAN MNT 2 : 1 MEX 30 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-10-15 Burnaby, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 2 GUA 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-10-09 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 1 GUA 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-10-02 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 2 : 1 TRI 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-07-15 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 2 POL 28 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1988-06-17 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 CRC 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-28 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 0 GRE 28 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-25 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 CHI 28 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988-05-21 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 3 GRE 28 1 72 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-09-06 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 SIN 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-09-04 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 2 PRK 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-31 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 1 CHN 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-27 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 0 : 0 PRK 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-25 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 5 : 0 MAS 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-08-24 Kallang, SIN Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 0 SIN 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-06-06 Irapuato, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 2 HUN 26 41 44 0 0 2 1 0 0
1986-06-01 León, MEX FIFA World Cup™ CAN MNT 0 : 1 FRA 26 1 54 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-24 Burnaby, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 ENG 26 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986-05-19 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 WAL 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-09-01 San José, CRC FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 CRC 25 1 58 0 0 0 1 0 0
1985-08-25 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 HON 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-08-17 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 CRC 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-06-09 Kwangju, KOR Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 1 : 6 IRQ 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-06-02 Seoul, KOR Men's International Tournament CAN MNT 2 : 1 GHA 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1985-04-13 Victoria, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 0 HAI 25 1 90 1 1 0 0 0 0
1984-08-06 Palo Alto, CA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 1 BRA 24 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-03 Cambridge, MA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 3 : 1 CMR 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-08-01 Annapolis, MD, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 0 : 1 YUG 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-07-30 Cambridge, MA, USA Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 1 IRQ 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-05-26 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 ITA 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-04-18 Victoria, BC, CAN CAN OLY 0 : 0 CRC 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-04-14 Victoria, BC, CAN CAN OLY 3 : 0 CUB 24 1 90 2 0 0 0 0 0
1984-04-01 San José, CRC CAN OLY 0 : 0 CRC 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984-03-28 Port-au-Prince, HAI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 HAI 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-20 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA CAN OLY 1 : 0 MEX 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-12-14 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 1 HON 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-11-06 Toluca, MEX CAN OLY 1 : 2 MEX 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-10-23 Victoria, BC, CAN CAN OLY 1 : 0 MEX 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-06-16 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 3 SCO 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983-06-12 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 SCO 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-21 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 CUB 21 1 58 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-15 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 21 53 37 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-12 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 HON 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-06 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 HAI 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-02 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 SLV 21 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-10-12 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 2 TRI 21 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-16 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 20 1 62 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-11 Ciudad Guatemala, GUA Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 0 GUA 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-09 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 HON 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-01 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 USA 20 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-10-25 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 USA 20 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-10-18 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 20 78 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-09-17 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 0 NZL 20 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-05-27 Ottawa, ON, CAN Olympic Qualifying CAN OLY 2 : 5 BER 19 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1979-04-08 Hamilton, BER Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 3 : 2 MEX 19 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-04-05 Kingston, JAM Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 0 : 0 USA 19 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979-04-01 Kingston, JAM Pan American Game Qualification CAN OLY 0 : 3 BER 19 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-12-17 Tegucigalpa, HON CONCACAF Men's Under-20 canm20 0 : 1 MEX 18 1 100 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-12-14 San Pedro Sula, HON CONCACAF Men's Under-20 canm20 4 : 0 CRC 18 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-12-12 Tegucigalpa, HON CONCACAF Men's Under-20 canm20 3 : 0 TRI 18 1 80 1 0 0 0 0 0
1978-12-10 Tegucigalpa, HON CONCACAF Men's Under-20 canm20 0 : 1 HON 18 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978-12-07 Tegucigalpa, HON CONCACAF Men's Under-20 canm20 0 : 0 USA 18 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0

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