Mike Sweeney
Mike
Sweeney

Born
Dec 25, 1959
Age
61
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Duncan, CAN
Height
170 cm
School(s)
Simon Fraser University
Where they grew up
Squamish, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (1)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
61 Appearances
61 Starts
1 Goals
5 Assists

Bio

Mike Sweeney

Michael John Sweeney... he was five years old when he started playing soccer for Celtic in Squamish... favourites have included Billy Bremner, Dave Keon... was the best man at Gerry Gray’s wedding in October 1985... in 2000, one of 17 alternates shortlisted by The Soccer Hall of Fame (he became an honoured member as part of the Class of 2002)... in 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association’s Centennial Celebration, was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI men’s team...

said Sweeney in 1983, “like Gerry Gray, I do a lot of the dirty work in the midfield. In Edmonton, I was a ball-winning type of midfielder who serviced the forwards and I expect to play a similar role in Vancouver”...

wrote the Edmonton Drillers in 1981, “described by his opponents and admirers as a little terror”... wrote the Edmonton Drillers in 1982, “Sweeney is an excellent man-to-man marker who rarely lets his opponent go without a tackle”... wrote the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1983, Sweeney has “a reputation as being one of the most reliable Canadian midfielders in the league”... said Steve Armitage in 1986, “Mike Sweeney is like a tiger, he doesn’t give up easily”...

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