Canada Soccer

Lars Hirschfeld

Name: Lars Hirschfeld (CAN)
Height: 190 cm
Birthdate: 1978-10-17
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 48
Starts: 45
Goals: 0

Notes

Lars Justin Hirschfeld... speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Romanian... his father was born in Plettenberg, GER while his mother was born in Girbigsdorf, GER... grew up participating in snowboarding, mountainbiking, volleyball, basketball, golf... favourites have included Michel Prud’homme... earned Instrumentation Engineering Tech. Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 1998... earned his UEFA B Diploma (Coaching Award) in 2014... granted his Canada Soccer Coaching B Licence in 2016... 
 
from the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for his “superb display vs USA”... from the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was noted by the Technical Study Group for being a “tall, composed and confident goalkeeper”... 
 
CAREER OVERVIEW:
Best Goalkeeper at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup as Canada finished in third place... in all, five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup... three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers... career 48 international "A" appearances from 1999 to 2015 (17 clean sheets)... retired as Canada’s all-time goals leader... Canada Soccer Centennial Top 100 Male Footballers... club career in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Norway, and Romania, including appearances UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League.... posted eight clean sheets across UEFA club competitions, the most by a Canadian goalkeeper... Romanian Liga 1 winner and two-time Romanian Cup winner with CFR Cluj... Norwegian Eliteserien winner with Rosenborg BK... as a teenager, Challenge Trophy winner with Edmonton Ital Canadians SC at the 1997 National Championships... fourth-place at the Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... bronze medal with Alberta at the 1997 Canada Games. 

For Club

In CANADA • played for Edmonton Drillers... played for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology... played for Edmonton Italia Canadians... won the 1997 Challenge Trophy with Edmonton Italia Canadians... 
/ in GERMANY • played for Energie Cottbus... 
/ in CANADA • played for Calgary Storm... played for Vancouver Whitecaps (one match in 2001)... (again) played for Calgary Storm... 
/ in ENGLAND • played for Tottenham Hotspur... played for Luton Town (on loan)... played for Gillingham FC (on loan)... 
/ in SCOTLAND • played for Dundee United... 
/ in ENGLAND • played for Leicester City... 
/ in NORWAY • played for Tromsø IL... played in UEFA Cup competition with Tromsø IL (he posted a clean sheet in qualifiers and then another clean sheet in the group phase)... played for Rosenborg BK... played in UEFA Champions League with Rosenborg BK (he posted two clean sheets during the group phase in 2007-08)... 
/ in ROMANIA • played for CFR Cluj... played in UEFA Champions League with CFR Cluj (he did not feature as CFR Club were eliminated in the group phase)... 
/ in GERMANY • played for Energie Cottbus... 
/ in NORWAY • played for Vålerenga IF... played in UEFA Europa League Qualifiers with Vålerenga (he posted two clean sheets in 2011-12)... 
CAREER NOTES • across UEFA club competitions (UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League), he posted eight clean sheets in 22 matches with four different teams (Tromsø IL in 2005-06, Rosenborg BK in 2007-08, CFR Cluj in 2008-09, and Vålerenga in 2011-12)... held the Canadian goalkeeper record for clean sheets in UEFA club competitions (eight, surpassed by Milan Borjan in 2018-19)... 

For Country

finished fourth with Canada at the XIII Pan American Games Winnipeg 1999... he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada (11 January 2000)... represented Canada at the 2000 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament (he did not feature)... finished third with Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup... played in a career-high 10 consecutive Canada matches from 2001 to 2003... represented Canada in 2004 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2006... represented Canada in 2008 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for South Africa 2010... represented Canada at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada in 2011-12 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Brazil 2014... represented Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup... represented Canada at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup... 

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