Onstad sets national record for goalkeepers

Canada’s Pat Onstad has established a new national record for appearances by a goalkeeper. The 23-year veteran has made his 57th appearance with the national team today, breaking the record he shared with former national goalkeeper Craig Forrest.

Canada’s Pat Onstad has established a new national record for appearances by a goalkeeper. The 23-year veteran has made his 57th appearance with the national team today, breaking the record he shared with former national goalkeeper Craig Forrest.



Onstad set the record in Canada’s historic match against Argentina. Onstad was the starting goalkeeper in the 24 May match played at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. This is Canada’s first-ever match against two-time FIFA World Cup™ champion Argentina.



“I have been fortunate to enjoy a long career and this Argentina match is right up there for me with some of the biggest I have ever experienced,” said Onstad.



Onstad was just 20 years old when he made his national debut back on 18 February 1988 – a 0:0 draw with Bermuda. He has since taken part in four CONCACAF Gold Cups (including a championship in 2000) and four FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers. He holds the national record with 21 clean sheets and is the oldest national player at 42 years of age.

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