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Paul James (born November 11, 1963 in Cardiff, Wales) is a football head coach and former Canadian national soccer team player . is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Welsh capital. ... First international Unofficial:  USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Australia 3-2 Canada (Brisbane, Australia; June 7, 1924) Biggest win Unofficial:  USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ...


Developed into a top class midfield player while with the Toronto Blizzard and became a regular with the national team. He scored a critical goal for Canada against Costa Rica in Toronto in 1985 that helped Canada qualify for the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals. A member of the 1986 World Cup team, he played in all three games in the finals. Later James played and coached in the [Canadian Soccer League],[NCAA], and [CIS]. In the late 1990s James became coach of the Canadian national youth team, leading the team to the FIFA finals of the World Youth Championship in Argentina 2001. Toronto Blizzard was a professional soccer club based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that played in the North American Soccer League. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ...


The former Canadian World Cup player earned 47 “A” caps while representing Canada at the international level, James made full appearances at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1986 World Cup in Mexico as career highlights. In addition to competing for the Canadian National Team, James also played in the North American and Canadian Soccer Leagues, where he earned first team all-star honours on four consecutive occasions.


James played for the Toronto Blizzard 1983-84 in the NASL, and then in the Canadian Soccer League for the Hamilton Steelers 1987-88, Ottawa Intrepid 1989, Hamilton Steelers again 1990, the second Toronto Blizzard in 1991, and London Lazers 1992. Toronto Blizzard was a professional soccer club based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that played in the North American Soccer League. ... Nasl, or El Nasl, is one of the names given to the star Gamma-2 Sagittarii in the constellation Sagittarius NASL is a common abbreviation for the North American Soccer League, a defunct professional soccer league that operated between 1968 and 1984. ... The name Canadian Soccer League has been used by two different professional sports leagues. ... Hamilton Steelers is the name of three professional soccer teams that have been based in Hamilton, Ontario. ... by Jim Parcels, former Media Relations Coordinator for the CSL (1988-1989). ... // In 1985, less than one year after the Toronto Blizzard ceased operations due to the failure of the North American Soccer League (the club had never actually folded), Blizzard owners York-Hanover purchased Dynamo Latino of the semi-professional Ontario-based National Soccer League (established 1922) with the intention of...


James is now Director of Soccer at York University in Toronto and also provides soccer analysis for The Footy Show on the score television network, along with James Sharman and fellow former international Brian Budd. Prior to coaching at York James also coached at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY leading them to within one game of an NCAA berth and a NCAA II ranking as high as 12th in the country York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music... The Score is a Canadian cable television sports news specialty channel launched in 1997. ... Brian Budd was a professional soccer player who became known to sports television audiences in Canada and briefly in the United States through his exploits in the Superstars multi-discipline sports competition in the late 1970s. ... Categories: Stub | Universities and colleges in New York | Catholic universities and colleges in the U.S. | Jesuit Education | Greater Syracuse ...


James is an “A” licensed coach (Canadian and American "A" licensed) who brings a strong and varied background to York, having successfully coached at the collegiate, professional and national team levels. As head coach for the men’s national under-20 team, James became the first Canadian to represent Canada at a FIFA World Championships both as a player and coach. Through his coaching career, Paul has garnerd six coach of the year awards at varying levels including; CSL, NCAA, and OUA. In 2007 James received the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) national coach of the year award. James has a reputation for developing successful soccer programs. Away from York, Paul is a soccer analyst for The Score and Goal TV and has appeared on the CBC and Sportsnet on numerous occasions.


A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, James has added to his academic credentials by completing the prestigious Football Industries MBA at the University of Liverpool in England.


In 2003 he was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. The Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame is housed at The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum in Vaughan, Ontario. ...

First international Unofficial:  USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Official:  Australia 3-2 Canada (Brisbane, Australia; June 7, 1924) Biggest win Unofficial:  USA 0 - 7 Canada (St. ... The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from May 31 to June 29. ... Tino Lettieri (born 27 September 1957 in Bari, Italy) is a former NASL and MISL professional soccer goalkeeper. ... Bob Lenarduzzi (born 1 May 1955 in Vancouver) is a former North American Soccer League star, Canadian International, and coach of the Canadian national and olympic soccer teams. ... Bruce Wilson (born June 20, 1951 in Vancouver) was a NASL and Canadian international soccer player. ... Randy Ragan is a former Canadian elite professional soccer player. ... Terry Moore (born on June 2, 1958 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a former Canadian national soccer team, NASL, and Irish League player. ... Ian Bridge (born 18 September 1959 in Victoria) is a former member of the Canada mens national soccer team and current head coach of the national womens Under-20 national team. ... Carl Valentine (born 4 July 1958 in Manchester, England) is a former professional soccer player and coach who has had a long association with soccer in the Vancouver area of Canada. ... Gerry Gray (born January 20, 1961 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Canadian national soccer team player, who played 33 times for Canadas full national team as well as for the Olympic and youth national teams. ... Branko Segota (born June 8, 1961 in Yugoslavia) is a former Canadian professional soccer forward, starring in the original Major Indoor Soccer League and the last years of the North American Soccer League. ... Igor Vrablic (born July 19, 1965 in Bratislava, Slovakia) is a former Canadian international star striker whose promising international career abruptly ended amid a match-fixing scandal shortly after Canadas 1986 World Cup appearance. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Randy Samuel (born December 23, 1963 in Trinidad and Tobago) is a former professional soccer player who, with 82 caps, played a record number of times for Canada mens national soccer team. ... George Pakos (born August 14, 1952 in Victoria) is a former Canadian international soccer player. ... Dale Mitchell (born April 21, 1958 in Vancouver) is a former top-level professional soccer who played for several North American teams in the 1980s and 90s and is tied for having scored the most career goals for the Canadian national team, having scored 19 times in 55 appearances. ... Gregory (Greg) Ion (born 12 March 1963) is a former Canadian soccer player. ... David McDonald Norman, Jr. ... Jamie Lowery is a former professional soccer player. ... Pasquale De Luca (surname also spelled DeLuca and de Luca) is a former professional soccer player from Alberta, Canada. ... Colin Miller (born October 4, 1964 in Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish-Canadian professional football coach who as a player captained the Canadian national team several times while earning 61 caps in total. ... Sven Habermann (born November 3, 1961 in West Berlin, Germany) is a former Canadian national soccer team goalkeeper, who was a member of the team that competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... Paul Dolan (born on April 16, 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a former Canadian national team and Canadian Soccer League goalie. ... Tony Waiters (born in Southport on 2 February 1937) is a former England international football goalkeeper and Canadian national football team head coach ( manager). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

External links

  • Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame inductee page

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