Les (Buzz) Parsons
Les (Buzz)
Parsons

Born
Dec 16, 1950
Age
70
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Burnaby, CAN
Height
175 cm
School(s)
Simon Fraser University
Where they grew up
Vancouver, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (2)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
22 Appearances
22 Starts
6 Goals
0 Assists

Bio

Les (Buzz) Parsons

Leslie Parsons... parents Les and Bernice... helped introduce the Pepsi “Pele” film to schools and clubs across in Vancouver in over 90 locations... worked for Gray Beverage Company in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1974 to join Canada Soccer’s national team “in being”... worked for adidas Canada in Toronto...

a North American Soccer League winner at Soccer Bowl 1979... a one-time Canada Soccer Championship winner (1971)... Canada’s top goalscorer in 1971 across Olympic Qualifiers and Pan American Games (six goals in 12 international matches)... Canada’s top goalscorer across FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1976 and 1977 (four goals in eight international matches)...

wrote Jim Matheson in 1971, Buzz “is one of the best soccer players in the nation. He controls play from midfield like few players in the country”... wrote Frank Pike in 1971, at forward Parsons “has used his power to create huge gaps for exploitation and is extremely dangerous in possession around the 18-yard area”...

said Buzz Parsons in 1979, “my biggest thrill was wearing the uniform of Canada’s national team in a World Cup qualifying match at Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium. What’s more, I scored a goal in that game”...

said Gary Thompson in 2018, “Buzz Parsons was good in the air and just hustled continuously. He was a very hard worker and he impressed a number of people”...

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