Pat Philley

Pat Philley (born 24 April 1929) is a former Canadian soccer player. He was a national champion with Vancouver City FC in 1950. He was Canada's starting centre half and captain during three matches in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1957[1]. He is an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame.

Pat Philley
Personal information
Full name H. Patrick Philley
Date of birth (1929-04-24) 24 April 1929
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre half
Youth career
Vancouver St. Joseph's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–49 Westminster Royals FC
1949–56 Vancouver City / Hale-Co
1956–57 Westminster Royals FC
1958 Vancouver St. Andrews FC
National team
1957 Canada 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In the Pacific Coast League, Philley won two championships, the first with Vancouver City FC in 1953-54 and the second with Westminster Royals FC in 1956. He was a regular all-star selection, representing British Columbia or Vancouver in six of nine seasons from 1948-49 to 1956-57. He was part of the BC All-Stars team that won 2-0 over Tottenham Hotspur in Vancouver on 3 June 1957.

In 2014, Pat Philley was inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.

Personal

Pat's brother Brian Philley also played in the Pacific Coast League and was likewise honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. While the two brothers often played for different teams, they were both part of Vancouver City's 1953-54 championship team. The brothers also played together for Vancouver St. Andrews FC in 1958[2], on several provincial all-star teams, and for Canada in 1956 and 1957.

Honours

Club

Vancouver City FC

Westminster Royals FC

References

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