1976 Vancouver Whitecaps season

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1976 season
Chairman Herb Capozzi
Manager Eckhard Krautzun
NASL Division: 3rd
NASL Playoffs Play-In Round
Highest home attendance 11,352 vs Portland Timbers April 16, 1976[1]
Lowest home attendance 6,028 vs Denver Dynamos April 30, 1976 [1]
Average home league attendance 8,655 [2]
Home colours
Away colours
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The 1976 Vancouver Whitecaps season was the third season of the Whitecaps, and third second season in the North American Soccer League and the top flight of Canadian soccer.

The Whitecaps made a bit of a splash signing American goalkeeper Phil Parkes, who starred with the United Soccer Association's Los Angeles Wolves in 1967 and with Kansas City Spurs in 1969.[3]

The Vancouver Whitecaps also played some European sides on exhibition tours.[4]

In May 1976 the Glasgow Rangers made a tour of the Pacific Northwest NASL clubs. The Vancouver Whitecaps tied them 2-2 on May 18, 1976, in front of 14,000 spectators.[3]

On May 25, 1976, the Vancouver Whitecaps tied Manchester United 0-0.[3]

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a 4-3 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on July 27, 1976, in front of 11,533 spectators.[3] This game has been noted as a very entertaining affair that earned Borussia Monchengladbach some Vancouver fans as they played competitively.


The 1976 squad[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Greg Weber
2 Canada MF Buzz Parsons
3 Canada DF Bruce Wilson
4 England MF Tommy Ord
5 Canada DF Bob Lenarduzzi
6 Canada DF Sam Lenarduzzi
7 Canada DF Les Wilson
8 Canada FW Glen Johnson
9 Canada FW Brian Budd
10 Jamaica FW Art Welch
11 Canada MF Brian Gant
12 Germany MF Horst Köppel
12 England FW Billy Woof
No. Position Player
13 Scotland MF Tony McAndrew
14 Denmark FW Uffe Pederson
15 Canada MF Darryl Samson
16 Canada MF Brian Robinson
17 Canada FW Frank Wood
18 Canada FW Gary Thompson
19 Scotland Barrie Mitchell
19 England FW Peter Silvester
19 Germany MF Wolfgang Suhnholz
20 England DF Stephen Hetzke
21 Netherlands MF Robert Alberts
22 England Phil Parkes
Denmark FW Neils Kristensen





Pacific Conference[edit]

Western Division W L GF GA PT
Minnesota Kicks 15 9 54 33 138
Seattle Sounders 14 10 40 31 123
Vancouver Whitecaps 14 10 38 30 120
Portland Timbers 8 16 23 41 71
St. Louis Stars 5 19 29 57 58

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results summary[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Source: soccerstats.us
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; L = Loss; T = Tie

Match results[edit]

NASL Playoffs[edit]

Mid-season friendlies[edit]

See also[edit]

History of Vancouver Whitecaps FC

External links[edit]