Randy Ragan

07 June 1959
High Prairie, Alberta, Canada
183 cm
Simon Fraser University
Where they grew up
Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
38 Appearances
36 Starts
0 Goals
1 Assists


Randy Ragan

Randolph Lee Ragan... both of his parents Fredrick and Salma were born in High Prairie... he married his wife Janet on 22 December 1985 (they had children Ben, Graham, Brooke, Gavin)... growing up, favourites included Johan Cruyff... earned a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Simon Fraser University... earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario... earned a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2002... honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia... part of the first Canadian team to reach the knock-out phase at the Olympic Games (Los Angeles 1984), recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction... part of the first Canadian team to play at the FIFA World Cup (Mexico 1986), recognised as a Canada Soccer Team of Distinction...

Concacaf champion (1985)... represented Canada at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico... represented Canada in two cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and one cycle of Olympic Qualifiers... career 58 international appearances across nine years from 1979 to 1987 with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, including 38 international "A" appearances... when he left international football in 1987, he ranked third all-time with 58 international appearances...

club career in Canada...

said John McMahon in 1979, “he’s an attacking midfielder who likes to go forward. He has an excellent work rate and gives you 90 minutes every game”... said Barrie Clarke in 1980, “he is the shyest guy on the team, but he has all the basic ingredients. He is quiet and unassuming, but he’s good in the air and he’s intelligent, very quick in reading the buildup”... said John McMahon in 1981, Ragan’s “attitude is outstanding, his attitude towards people in general; he’s a very pleasant boy, he’s willing to learn, he’s willing to listen, and he’s very coachable; the one big thing about him is his fitness - he’s always in top condition”... wrote the Toronto Blizzard in 1984, “a hard-working, unselfish player whose consistently excellent play often goes unheralded”...

it was noted in a 1986 FIFA Official Report that although Ragan “did not have the qualities of a playmaker, he was nevertheless the Canadians’ central organizer and their driving force”... said Tony Waiters in 1986, “Ragan is a players’ player; the spectators won’t always notice him, but he’s always at the place where the ball is; he plays it off well and never stops running”... said Bob Bearpark in 1986, “I can’t think of any midfield player in the world who can defend as well as Randy Ragan”...

For Country

represented Canada at the 1976 CONCACAF Youth Tournament in Puerto Rico... he was 21 years old when he made his debut for Canada at the national A level (15 September 1980)... represented Canada in 1980-81 CONCACAF / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Spain 1982... 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... played in a career-high 13 consecutive Canada matches in 1986... represented Canada at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico (he featured in two matches)...

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