Glen Johnson (Canadian soccer)
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|Date of birth||April 22, 1951|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|1969–1974||West Bromwich Albion||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
A Vancouver native, Johnson was Whitecap's general manager Denny Veitch's first signing for the team's inaugural season, 1974. Johnson had been with West Bromwich Albion, where he played just 3 league games before suffering a knee injury. He had been spotted by W.B.A. manager Alan Ashman during an Albion tour of Canada in 1969. Johnson was selected for the B.C. all-stars after beginning the season netting 6 goals in one game for the Vancouver Spartans, Johnson's club in the Western Canada Soccer League.
Johnson went on to play four seasons in the NASL with the Whitecaps, 1974 through 1977. He was the league's 16th leading scorer in 1975 with 23 points in 21 games.
Johnson played for Canada 9 times - in 1972 twice against the U.S. and Mexico and once against Guatemala; in 1973 once against Poland and the U.S.; and in 1976, once against the U.S. and Mexico. He scored one goal. Johnson also played for Vancouver Columbus FC in the 1978, 1979 and 1980 season.
In 2007 he was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.
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