David Norman (soccer)

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Dave Norman
Personal information
Full name David McDonald Norman Jr.
Date of birth (1962-05-06) 6 May 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Vancouver Whitecaps 60 (3)
1980–1982 U.C.D. 43 (7)
1985–1987 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 61 (8)
1987 Winnipeg Fury ? (?)
1991–1996 Vancouver 86ers 13+ (?)
National team
1983–1994 Canada 51 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David McDonald Norman Jr. (born 6 May 1962) is a former long-time Canadian soccer player as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Scotland-born Norman grew up playing soccer in Coquitlam, British Columbia and went on to play 17 years as a professional. Norman began his pro career with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League from 1981 to 1984, scoring three goals.[1] During the winter months between 1980 and 1982, he played for University College Dublin A.F.C., in the League of Ireland, making 45 appearances and scoring 8 goals. Along with three Canadian teammates he was released in February 1982 [1]. He also played for the Tacoma Stars of the original Major Indoor Soccer League, and for the Canadian Soccer League's Winnipeg Fury.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Canada in a December 1983 friendly match against Honduras and earned 51 caps, scoring 1 goal.[2] He played all three of the country's 1986 World Cup games.[3] Norman also played for the Canadians at the 1984 Olympics.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 1985 Seoul, South Korea  Ghana 2-1 Presidents Cup


Norman has coached for Coquitlam MFSC since 1989 as well coaching with the Whitecaps Prospects programs.[3] Norman is also the soccer colour commentator on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Major League Soccer radio broadcasts.


  1. ^ NASL Jerseys: David Norman Retrieved on 22 March 2009
  2. ^ Appearances for Canada National Team - RSSSF
  3. ^ a b Coquitlam MFSC: Coaches Retrieved on 20 March 2009
  4. ^ FIFA: David Norman Retrieved on 22 March 2009

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