Glen Johnson (Canadian soccer)

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Glen Johnson
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Personal information
Date of birth (1951-04-22) April 22, 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Vancouver Spartans
1969–1974 West Bromwich Albion 3 (0)
1974–1977 Vancouver Whitecaps 59 (14)
1978–1980 Vancouver Columbus
National team
1972–1976 Canada 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Glen Johnson (born April 22, 1951) is a former Canadian international soccer player and prominent member of the original Vancouver Whitecaps of the NASL.

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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