Vancouver Metro Soccer League

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Vancouver Metro Soccer League
Country Canada
Confederation Canadian Soccer Association
Founded 1973, as the British Columbia Senior Soccer League
Divisions 4 Men's Divisions (P-3), 5 Masters' Divisions (P-3,o40), U-21
Number of teams 12 teams in premier divisions
Levels on pyramid 5
Promotion to None
Relegation to VMSL Division 1
Current champions ICST Pegasus
(2011-12)
Most championships Firefighters FC (7 league championships),
Columbus FC (6 Imperial Cups)
Website http://www.vmslsoccer.com/

The Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) is a soccer men's league operating in British Columbia, Canada primarily in the Lower Mainland area.

History[edit]

The league is an amateur league, and does not compete against or promote teams to the Canadian Soccer Pyramid. The league is officially considered to be one-tier below the Pacific Coast Soccer League, although because the PCSL is registered as an American league and both provide comparable play, the VMSL is often seen as providing the same level of competition.

The league has been home to several former USL First Division players, inclusing Johnny Sulentic (Croatia SC), Alfredo Valente (Coquitlam Metro-Ford), David Morris (Pegasus FC), Jason Jordan (RCIU Legends), Jeff Clarke (Surrey United), Steve Kindel (Columbus Clan FC) and Ivor Evans (Richmond FC Olympics), who generally play in this league while free agents.

This league has produced several British Columbia Soccer Association Province Cup Champions, including seven of the last ten champions. In 2007, the league also produced a runner-up to the Open Canada Cup in Columbus Clan FC.

2013-14 Teams[edit]

[1]

Imperial Cup[edit]

Teams in the VMSL play for the Imperial Cup, which has been contested since 1913.

Imperial Cup Champions: [3]

  • 1913 Thistle FC
  • 1914 No Competition
  • 1915 No Competition
  • 1916 No Competition
  • 1917 No Competition
  • 1918 No Competition
  • 1919 No Competition
  • 1920 Thistle FC
  • 1921 Wallace FC
  • 1922 South Hill Army & Navy
  • 1923 South Hill Army & Navy
  • 1924 North Van Elks FC
  • 1925 St. Andrew's FC
  • 1926 Sapperton FC
  • 1927 No Competition
  • 1928 No Competition
  • 1929 No Competition
  • 1930 No Competition
  • 1931 No Competition
  • 1932 No Competition
  • 1933 No Competition
  • 1934 Art Monument FC
  • 1935 Unknown
  • 1936 Unknown
  • 1937 St. Regis FC
  • 1938 Excelsior Lumber
  • 1939 Unknown
  • 1940 Kerrisdale FC
  • 1941 Unknown
  • 1942 Richmond FC
  • 1943 Unknown
  • 1944 Army FC
  • 1945 Norvan FC
  • 1946 Vancouver United
  • 1947 Collingwood FC
  • 1948 Norquay FC
  • 1949 Rainier Hotel FC
  • 1950 South Hill FC and James Bldrs.
  • 1951 Varsity FC
  • 1952 A. N. & AF Unit #100
  • 1953 Vancouver Pilseners
  • 1954 Vancouver Pilseners
  • 1955 Dubbell Wear FC
  • 1956 Royal Oaks FC
  • 1957 Capilanos FC
  • 1958 Capilanos FC
  • 1959 Wallace FC
  • 1960 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1961 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1962 Royal Oaks FC
  • 1963 University of BC
  • 1964 Mount Pleasant Legion
  • 1965 Vancouver Friuli
  • 1966 North Shore United
  • 1967 Lobbans FC
  • 1968 Royal Oaks FC
  • 1969 Glenavon FC and Lobbans
  • 1970 Glenavon FC
  • 1971 Lobbans FC
  • 1972 Royal Oak Astors
  • 1973 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1974 North Shore United
  • 1975 North Shore Paul’s
  • 1976 Unknown
  • 1977 Italian Canadian Columbus
  • 1978 Columbus FC
  • 1979 Columbus Umberto
  • 1980 Columbus Umberto
  • 1981 Cliff Avenue United
  • 1982 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1983 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1984 Discovery ’84 FC
  • 1985 Norvan ANAF #45 FC
  • 1986 Norvan ANAF #45 FC
  • 1987 Queen’s Park Rangers
  • 1988 Dartmen FC
  • 1989 West Van Trollers
  • 1990 Burnaby Lake Clubhouse
  • 1991 Vancouver Firefighters
  • 1992 Club Ireland FC
  • 1993 Club Ireland FC
  • 1994 Westside Rino
  • 1995 Wesburn
  • 1996 Croatia SC
  • 1997 Croatia SC
  • 1998 Croatia SC
  • 1999 Indo-Canadians
  • 2000 Westside FC 'A'
  • 2001 ICSF Inter
  • 2002 Westside Rino
  • 2003 Westside Rino
  • 2004 Pegasus FC
  • 2005 Croatia SC
  • 2006 Columbus-Clan FC
  • 2007 Columbus-Clan FC
  • 2008 Surrey United
  • 2009 West Van FC
  • 2010 Surrey United Firefighters
  • 2011 West Van FC
  • 2012 Delta Hurricanes FC
  • 2013 Inter FC

Premier Division Champions[edit]

[4]

  • 1982–83 Firefighters “A”
  • 1983–84 Firefighters “A”
  • 1984–85 Firefighters “A”
  • 1985–86 Firefighters “A”
  • 1986–87 Firefighters “A”
  • 1987–88 Firefighters “A”
  • 1988–89 Metro-Ford Wolves
  • 1989–90 Norvan SC
  • 1990–91 Norvan SC
  • 1991–92 Metro-Ford Wolves
  • 1992–93 Metro-Ford Wolves
  • 1993–94 Westside Rino
  • 1994–95 North Shore Pegasus
  • 1995–96 North Shore Pegasus
  • 1996–97 Sapperton Rovers
  • 1997–98 Firefighters “A”
  • 1998–99 Westside FC “A”
  • 1999–00 Westside FC “A”
  • 2000–01 Rino's Westside
  • 2001–02 Surrey United
  • 2002–03 Westside Rino
  • 2003–04 Surrey United
  • 2004–05 Inter FC
  • 2005–06 Surrey United
  • 2006–07 Inter FC
  • 2007–08 Sporting Club of Vancouver
  • 2008–09 West Van FC
  • 2009-10 Surrey United Firefighters
  • 2010-11 Surrey United Firefighters
  • 2011-12 ICST Pegasus
  • 2012-13 Columbus FC
  • 2013-14 West Van FC

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