Jim Fleming
Jim
Fleming

Born
Feb 28, 1935
Age
87
Club
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Birthplace
Edinburgh, SCO
Height
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School(s)
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Where they grew up
Edinburgh, SCO

Bio

Jim Fleming

James Fleming... soccer family (son Sean)... married to wife Kathleen (they had four children) and they moved to Canada in 1968... worked for the Government of Alberta (1968 to 2000)....

served as the 27th President of the Canadian Soccer Association (from 1982-86 and then again from 1998 to 2002)... honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member... honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame and the Concacaf Hall of Fame... recipient of the FIFA Order of Merit in 2002... honoured as an Alberta Soccer Life Member... recipient of Canada Soccer’s Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award in 1997...

attended the Final Match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 in Vancouver...

said Fleming in 1985, “I am very happy for the players and coach Tony Waiters in reaching (the FIFA World Cup) Mexico. All of them overcame trials and tribulations in magnificent fashion in the qualifying rounds. In short, I am a very proud Canadian”... said Fleming in 1985 of his first term as Canada Soccer President, “we opted to emphasize the elite athlete element or dimension to enrich the overall program and receive recognition from the government and other funding agencies. Either your vision of soccer is (the) recreational pursuit or it encompasses the whole range of competition, including recreation. I see it as the latter”...

said Terry Quinn in 1997, “under (Fleming’s) leadership and particularly during the final two years of his (first) Presidency, Canada Soccer experienced its greatest change and the very best results achieved on the international field of play” (at the 1984 Olympic Games and 1985 CONCACAF Championship qualifying for the 1986 FIFA World Cup)...

For Sport

served as Canada Soccer President (1982 to 1986 as well as 1998 to 2002)... served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors for nine years (1981 to 2002)... served as Chairman for the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 (FIFA U-17 World Cup)... served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams from 1985 to 2005, including four cycles of men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, the 2001 Concacaf Confederations Cup, and two Concacaf youth tournaments...

was a member of Canada Soccer’s bid committee for the 1986/1990 FIFA World Cup... served on the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 (FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup)...

served on the CONCACAF Executive Committee (1986-98), including an eight-year period as Senior Vice President of CONCACAF (1990-1998)... served on the Organising Committee for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Football Tournament... served as Chairman of the CONCACAF Appeals Committee... served on the FIFA Appeals Committee... served on the FIFA Olympic Organising Committee...

served on the Appeals Committee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan...

served as President of Alberta Soccer... served as past president of the Alberta Soccer Association (1980 and 1981)...

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