“Without question this book is a must read. Les has captured wonderful, unexpected and dramatic stories in this magnificent work. What a great present for all of the young soccer players and their parents”
Les Wilson – Governor, Soccer Hall of Fame and former Canadian national team manager

1862-2012: Soccer Stories that Surprise

CANADA is and always has been a soccer nation. This book is intended to acknowledge the special achievements of individuals and teams that have contributed to the development of soccer in this country – not all of them are Canadian – and to Canadians who have had an impact on the wider soccer community. It brings to light Canada’s impressive but understated achievements over the years, both on and off the soccer pitch. Canada has not only contributed significantly to the development of the game worldwide, but can proudly point to an impressive number of firsts in the history of the sport.