Jimmy Douglas (Canadian soccer)

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Jimmy Douglas
Personal information
Full name James Douglas
Date of birth (1948-10-06) October 6, 1948 (age 71)
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1966– St. Catharines Heidelberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1973 St. Catharines Heidelberg
1974 Toronto Metros 11 (0)
1975 St. Catharines Heidelberg
1976 Hamilton Croatia
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
National team
1972–1976 Canada 13 (1)
Teams managed
St. Catharines Roma Wolves
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy Douglas (born October 6, 1948 in Falkirk, Scotland) is a former Scottish-Canadian soccer midfielder and head coach. He played professionally in the North American Soccer League and earned fourteen caps for the Canadian national soccer team.

Club career[edit]

Born in Scotland, Douglas moved to Canada in 1964 when he was sixteen. He almost immediately began playing for St. Catharines Heidelberg in the National Soccer League and by 1970 was in the first team. In 1974, he played in the North American Soccer League with the Toronto Metros before returning to St. Catharines Heidelberg for one season and Hamilton Croatia also for one season. He also played for St. Catharines Roma. He later became coach of St. Catharines Roma Wolves, serving as general manager in at least 2002 and 2003.

National team[edit]

Douglas was one of Canada’s most talented midfield players. He played 14 'A' internationals including with the World Cup teams of 1972 and 1976 which failed to qualify for their respective finals. Douglas played another ten games with the Canadian Olympic soccer team. He was captain of the Canadian team during the final rounds of the Olympics of 1976, attracting international attention when he scored Canada’s goal in the dying minutes of the game against the Soviet Union. He also scored the first goal of a 1-3 loss to North Korea, which eliminated the Canadians. He also was a member of the Canadian squad at the 1975 Pan American Games.[1]

In April 2001 Douglas was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.


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