Andy Sharpe

Feb 16, 1945
Glasgow, SCO
175 cm
Where they grew up
Glasgow, SCO


Andy Sharpe

Andrew Sharpe... he was six years old when he started playing soccer... he was 21 years old when he moved to Canada on 19 December 1966 to join Saskatoon City SC (Joe McVey, Chick Pettigrew, Andy Sharpe and Eddie Smith all responded to a club advertisement in Glasgow)... he became a Canadian citizen in 19he worked 30 years for the Saskatoon Fire Department.... served five years as Fire Chief for the Port Moody Fire Department... recovered from a stroke in June 2018...

served as the 30th President of the Canadian Soccer Association (2002-05)... honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member... honoured as a Saskatchewan Soccer Life Member... honoured by the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame... recipient of Canada Soccer’s Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award in 2015...

as a player, he was an eight-time Saskatchewan Shield winner (Saskatoon City SC 1967, Saskatoon United SC 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984).. helped Saskatoon United become the first team to win three-straight Saskatchewan titles from 1973 to 1975...

as noted in a 1967 program, he was “an inside forward with speed and a great shot from either foot”... as noted in the Regina Leader-Post before the start of the 1970 season, “Sharpe is one of the most dangerous halfbacks to perform in the Western loop”.. also once written, Sharpe was “an inside forward with speed that had a powerful shot from either foot”... said Andy Sharpe in 2018 of coming to the Western Canada League, “I thought it was a good competitive league, maybe not as professional yet as back home in Scotland, but I wanted to stay in Canada and settle down. Once you got a job in the fire service, that’s a good job, so you sort ... settle down”...

said Sharpe in 2002 after being elected Canada Soccer President, “I am looking forward to the challenges that lie before us to making this sport even more popular than what it is today. I plan on helping our players and teams achieve the goals that we have set for ourselves”... said Sharpe in 2004 after Canada Soccer were awarded the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, “the faith and trust that FIFA have invested in Canada Soccer will be repaid with energy and commitment in ensuring that this will be the best event in the history of FIFA. We will spare no effort over the next three years to achieve success”...

For Sport

served as 30th President of Canada Soccer (2002-03 to 2005-06)... served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (including 1995-96 to 1998-99 as Director, Technical; 1999-20000 to 2001-02 as Canada Soccer Vice-President)... served as Chair of the Canada Soccer Coaching Committee... served as Chair of the Canada Soccer National Teams Committee... served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams from 1997 to 2002, including two cycles of men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers...

during his tenure as Canada Soccer President, Canada Soccer hosted the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship Canada 2002 (the Canada-USA Final drew 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium on 1 September)... during his tenure as Canada Soccer President, Canada Soccer were awarded the hosting rights to the FIFA World Youth Championship Canada 2007 in August 2004 (later renamed the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007, it drew a tournament-record 1.2 million cumulative spectators across 52 matches)...

served as President of Saskatchewan Soccer...

served as head coach at the University of Saskatchewan men’s soccer team (1981-86)... served as head coach at the University of Saskatchewan women’s soccer team (1986-87)... was Winnipeg Fury’s assistant coach when the team won the 1992 Canadian Soccer League championship...

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