|Full name||Vancouver Royal Canadians|
|Owners||Brig. General E.G. Eakins,
|League||North American Soccer League|
Vancouver Royal Canadians were an association football team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that played in the United Soccer Association. The league was made up of teams imported almost entirely from Scotland and England. The Vancouver club was actually Sunderland A.F.C. of English Football League in 1967.
Following the 1967 season, the USA merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the North American Soccer League with the teams from the former USA having to create their rosters from scratch. The San Francisco Golden Gate Gales franchise folded before the 1968 season and their owner bought a controlling interest in the Vancouver Royal Canadians and renamed them the Vancouver Royals. The 1968 Vancouver Royals' roster was put together without the preparation or advantage of importing entire teams. Their home field was Empire Stadium.
Notable former players
- Koulis Apostolidis (F) (1968) 7 apps.
- Jim Baxter (M) (1967) 11 apps, 2 goals
- Cheung Chi Doy (F) (1968) 11 apps, 2 goals
- Cheung Chi Wai (F) (1968) 32 apps, 2 goals
- Bobby Cram (D) (1968) 32 apps, 2 goals
- Gary DeLong (GK) (1968) 9 apps.
- John Green (1968) 25 apps, 4 goals
- George Herd (M) (1967) 7 apps, 2 goals
- Bill Hughes (F) (1967) 4 apps.
- George Kinnell (D) (1967) 11 apps, 2 goals
- Henry Klein (F) (1968) 26 apps, 20 goals
- Ike MacKay (F) (1968) 15 apps, 2 goals
- Neil Martin (F) (1967) 12 apps, 2 goals
- Jim Montgomery (GK) (1967) 7 apps.
- George Mulhall (M) (1967) 9 apps, 3 goals
- John O'Hare (F) (1967) 12 apps, 1 goal
- John Parke (D) (1967) 7 apps.
- Colin Suggett (M) (1967) 12 apps, 3 goals
- Colin Todd (D) (1967) 10 apps, 1 goal
- Chris Varnavas (GK) (1968) 26 apps.
|Regular season||Position||Playoffs||Domestic Cup||Top Scorer|
|1967||1967||USA||12||3||5||4||20||28||11||5th||9th||Did not qualify||—||George Herd||3|
|1968||1968||NASL||32||12||5||15||51||60||136||4th||13th||Did not qualify||—||Henry Klein||20|
Note: Only regular season goals counted
- Crossley, Andy (2013). "1967-1968 Vancouver Royal Canadians / Vancouver Royals". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
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