Peter Sarantopoulos

Peter Sarantopoulos (born 2 May 1968) is a former Canadian international soccer defender.

Peter Sarantopoulos
Personal information
Full name Peter Sarantopoulos
Date of birth (1968-05-02) 2 May 1968
Place of birth Toronto, Canada
Playing position defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 Wexford SC
1989 North York Rockets
1990–1991 University of Toronto
1991 North York Rockets
1992 Winnipeg Fury
1993 Toronto Blizzard 24 (0)
1994 Toronto Rockets
1996 St. Catharines Wolves 10 (0)
1998 Toronto Lynx 23 (0)
National team
1988–1993 Canada 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2009

Club career

Sarantopolous was a two time first-team and one time second-team Canadian Interuniversity Sport All-Canadian with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. He played for the North York Rockets in 1989 and 1991[1] and was a 1991 and 1992 Canadian Soccer League All-Star Team selection playing for the Rockets and Winnipeg Fury.[2] He played for Toronto Blizzard during the 1993 American Professional Soccer League season as well as the Toronto Rockets for the APSL's 1994 campaign. In 1996, he signed with St. Catharines Wolves of the Canadian National Soccer League. He made his debut on 2 June 1996 in a match against Toronto Italia.[3] With St. Catharines he won the Cup Championship and reached the playoff finals but where defeated by Toronto Italia.[4] Sarantopoulos played the 1998 season in the Toronto Lynx in the USISL A-League.

International career

A defender, Sarantopoulos played for Canada at the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship and made his senior debut for Canada in a February 1988 friendly match against Bermuda. He earned a total of 25 caps, scoring no goals. He has represented Canada in 6 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.[5] He also played at the inaugural 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship.

His final international game was a March 1993 friendly match against South Korea.

References

  1. Canadian Soccer League- The Year in American Soccer, 1991
  2. Canadian Soccer League- The Year in American Soccer, 1992
  3. Glover, Robin. "1996 CNSL Season". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. Glover, Robin. "October 27, 1996". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  5. Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA


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