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Mike Sweeney

Name: Mike Sweeney (CAN)
Hall of fame: 1
Height: 170 cm
Birthdate: 1959-12-25
Birthplace: Duncan, BC, CAN
International "A" totals
Appearances: 58
Starts: 56
Goals: 1

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)...

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