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George Pakos

Name: George Pakos (CAN)
Height: 178 cm
Birthdate: 1952-08-14
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 23
Starts: 17
Goals: 5

Notes

soccer family (father Zenon)... his father was born in Warsaw, POL while his mother was born in Ludz, POL... he grew up participating in soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, basketball, golf... he was 10 years old when he started playing soccer for Gorge SA... growing up, his favourites included Pelé, Kevin Keegan, George Best... he was a water mechanic for the City of Victoria during his international career (often taking a leave of absence to represent Canada)... in 2011, his team the 1974-75 Victoria London Boxing Club was honoured by the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in the team category... 
 
wrote Neil Davidson in 1984, Pakos was “Canada’s most famous water-meter mechanic”... upon leaving international football at age 34, “I figure it was a pretty good way to go hang them up, beating the U.S. 2-0, going out a winner and on my terms”... as idolized in the 1986 lyrics for Oh Canada, We’ll Proudly Play for You, “striker George Pakos has a rifle for a shot”... 
 
a Canada Soccer Championship winner (1975)... 

For Country

he was 31 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (6 December 1983)... 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)...

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