Brian Robinson (soccer)

Brian Robinson (born 1953) is a former Canadian national soccer team player. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia.

He started playing at the age of ten with the Evening Optimist Club in his home town and later starred in the Victoria High School team that reached the B.C. High School final in 1966. At 17 he was playing for Vic West in the Victoria City League where he played for two years before joining Victoria United in the Pacific Coast League. By 1970 he was playing in the Western Canada Soccer League for the Victoria Royals and was a member of the WCSL championship team in that year. By 1972 his power and quickness took him to the national team and he made his international debut against the United States in St. John's in a World Cup game. He began his international career in midfield and scored a memorable goal for Canada against Mexico in the Azteca Stadium in 1972. During the years that followed he played over 40 times for his country including 22 full internationals, and made two European tours that took him to Malta, Denmark, Luxembourg, Northern Ireland, East and West Germany and Poland.

While most of his club career was spent in Victoria, where he won a Canadian Championship medal with a team sponsored by the London Boxing Club in 1975, he played the whole of the 1976 season for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the North American Soccer League.

On 2006 he was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

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