Pat Sullivan (soccer)

Pat Sullivan (born March 20, 1971) is a Canadian former soccer player who played in the Canadian Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League, and the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

Pat Sullivan
Personal information
Full name Patrick Sullivan
Date of birth (1971-03-20) 20 March 1971
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 Nova Scotia Clippers
1994 Toronto Rockets 10 (1)
1999 Oshawa Flames
2000 Glen Shields Sun Devils
2001 Durham Flames
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Sullivan began his career in 1992, in the Canadian Soccer League with Nova Scotia Clippers. After the demise of the CSL and folding of the Clippers he signed with the Toronto Rockets of the American Professional Soccer League. He made his debut for the club on July 8, 1994 in a match against the Seattle Sounders.[1] He recorded his first goal for the club on August 31, 1994 in a match against the Vancouver 86ers.[2] In total he appeared in ten matches and recorded one goal for the club. In 1999, Sullivan would sign with expansion franchise the Oshawa Flames of the Canadian Professional Soccer League.[3] The following season he signed with the Glen Shields Sun Devils, and made his debut on May 31, 2000 in a match against Toronto Croatia.[4] He would help the Sun Devils finish fourth in the overall standings and clinch a playoff berth. In the quarterfinals the team faced London City, and advanced to the next round by winning a penalty shootout, where Sullivan successful converted a penalty kick.[5] In the semi-finals Glen Shields faced Toronto Olympians, but unfortunately lost the match by a score of 1-0.[6] In 2001, he returned to Oshawa, but failed to secure a postseason berth.


  1. Glover, Robin. "July 8, 1994". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  2. "August 31, 1994". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  3. Glover, Robin. "Toronto Croatia vs Oshawa Flames". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  4. Glover, Robin. "Wednesday May 31/2000 Toronto Croatia vs Glen Shields Sun Devils". Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  5. RUMLESKI, Kathy. "City succumbs to Sun Devils". London Free Press. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
  6. Kippen, Steve. "Olympians, Croatia reach final". London Free Press. Retrieved 2016-01-04.
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