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Bob Bolitho (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1952-07-20
Age 66
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, CAN
Raised: Victoria, BC, CAN
Nickname: Buff
Height: 175 cm
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Fullback
Midfielder
Team Honours: Soccer Bowl champion (1979), Challenge Trophy winner (1975), Canada Games winner (1973)
International "A" totals: #CANMNT
Appearances: 23
Starts: 19
Goals: 2
Assists: 1
Clean Sheets: 0
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-01-20
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Notes

Robert Bolitho... both of his parents were born in Cornwall, ENG... wrote historian Colin Jose, Bob Bolitho “played a defensive midfield role in the early days... before settling down at right back”... in 2011, his team the 1974-75 Victoria London Boxing Club was honoured by the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in the team category... 

For Country

he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (9 October 1974)... represented Canada at VII Pan American Games Mexico 1975... represented Canada at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... represented Canada in 1976-77 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Argentina 1978 (helped Canada finish fourth in the 1977 CONCACAF Championship)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982 (helped Canada finish third in the 1981 CONCACAF Championship)...

Year Prize Honour
2012 Top 100 Men's Footballers Canada Soccer Centennial Timeline
2011 Honoured Member (Athlete - Soccer) Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
2004 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
End Date Team Coach National Team Project Club Age
1981-11-22 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 29
1981-10-27 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Pre-competition camp 29
1981-10-13 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1981-10] Exhibition and Men’s International Friendly 29
1980-11-17 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 28
1980-11-12 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-11] Pre-competition international 28
1980-11-02 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 28
1980-10-16 CAN MNT Barrie Clarke [1980-09] Labatt International Series across Canada 28
1977-10-22 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Vancouver Whitecaps 25
1977-09-28 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s international match 25
1977-09-19 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1977-09] Men’s tour in Caribbean and Central American 25
1976-12-23 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-12] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 24
1976-10-28 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-10] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers 24
1976-09-11 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1976-09] Pre-competition camp 24
1976-07-22 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-07] Men’s Olympic Football Tournament London Boxing Club 24
1976-07-16 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-07] Canada eastern pre-tournament camp 23
1976-06-03 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-05] Men’s Olympic camp in British Columbia 23
1976-04-11 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-04] Men’s Olympic BC League Series 23
1976-01-29 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-01] Men’s Olympic BC League Series 23
1975-10-20 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1975-10] Pan American Games 23
1975-08-11 CAN OLY Bill McAllister [1975-07] International Competitions 23
1975-01-06 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1975-01] Men’s camp in Bermuda 22
1974-11-01 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-10] Men’s International Tour in Europe 22
1974-10-05 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-09] Men’s national camp 22
1974-06-05 CAN MNT Eckhard Krautzun [1974-06] Men’s national and national youth camp 21
(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
1981 CAN MNT 1-2-0 29 3 1 2 155 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 CAN MNT 3-2-1 28 6 6 0 361 0 1 1 0 0 0
1977 CAN MNT 1-1-2 25 5 3 1 180 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 CAN MNT 2-3-1 24 5 5 1 -- 2 0 0 0 0 0
1974 CAN MNT 0-1-3 22 3 4 0 350 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 22 19 4 1046 2 1 2 0 0 0

More International Records

Year Team Record Age GP GS SU Min G A Y R GA CS
1976 CAN OLY 0-0-2 24 2 2 0 166 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
1975 CAN OLY 0-1-6 23 9 7 0 -- 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 11 9 0 166 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
1981-11-21 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 2 CUB 29 70 20 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-11-06 Tegucigalpa, HON FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 HAI 29 46 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981-10-12 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 2 TRI 29 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-16 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 28 1 90 0 0 1 0 0 0
1980-11-09 Tegucigalpa, HON Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 HON 28 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-11-01 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 USA 28 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-10-18 Toronto, ON, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 MEX 28 1 36 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-09-17 Edmonton, AB, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 3 : 0 NZL 28 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980-09-15 Vancouver, BC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 4 : 0 NZL 28 1 90 0 1 0 0 0 0
1977-10-22 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 3 MEX 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-20 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 HAI 25 76 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-16 Ciudad México, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 2 : 1 GUA 25 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-10-08 Monterrey, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 2 SLV 25 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977-09-11 Port of Spain, TRI Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 TRI 25 1 45 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-12-22 Port-au-Prince, HAI FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 3 : 0 USA 24 43 47 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-27 Toluca, MEX FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 0 MEX 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-20 Seattle, WA, USA FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 0 : 2 USA 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-10-10 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 0 MEX 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-09-24 Vancouver, BC, CAN FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers CAN MNT 1 : 1 USA 24 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1976-07-21 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 3 PRK 24 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976-07-19 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's Olympic Football Tournament CAN OLY 1 : 2 URS 24 1 76 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-10-19 Toluca, MEX Pan American Games CAN OLY 0 : 8 MEX 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-10-17 Puebla, MEX Pan American Games CAN OLY 0 : 2 ARG 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-10-13 Puebla, MEX Pan American Games CAN OLY 0 : 0 JAM 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-08-10 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY 2 : 3 HUN 23 1 90 1 0 0 0 0 0
1975-08-06 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY 1 : 4 HUN 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-07-31 Ottawa, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY 1 : 7 DDR 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-07-29 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY 0 : 3 DDR 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-07-09 Toronto, ON, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY - POL 23 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-07-06 Montréal, QC, CAN Men's International Friendly CAN OLY - POL 23 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975-01-05 La Habana, CUB Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 4 CUB 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-31 Warsaw, POL Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 POL 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-28 Budapest, HUN Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 1 : 1 HUN 22 1 90 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974-10-09 Frankfurt, GER Men's International Friendly CAN MNT 0 : 2 DDR 22 1 80 0 0 0 0 0 0

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