Nick Gilbert

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Nick Gilbert
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Michael Gilbert
Date of birth (1965-07-20) 20 July 1965 (age 51)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985 Victoria Riptides
1987–1988 Calgary Kickers
1988 Toronto Blizzard
1993 Vancouver 86ers 4 (1)
?–2002 Victoria United
2000–2001 Victoria Athletic Association
2002–? Seattle Hibernian Saints
National team
1984 Canada U-20 2 (0)
1988–1992 Canada 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2009

Nicholas Michael ("Nick") Gilbert (born 20 July 1965) is a former Canadian Soccer League high-scoring soccer striker and Canada men's national soccer team member.

Club career[edit]

His first semi-professional experience came as a member of the Victoria Riptides. Gilbert was the Canadian Soccer League's inaugural Most Valuable Player selection as he led the league in goals in 1987 as a member of the Calgary Kickers, with 10.[1] He was the 6th leading goal scoring in 1988 with 11[2] as he split time between Calgary and the Toronto Blizzard. In the league's 7-year existence Gilbert was its 7th all-time highest goal scorer with 36. Gilbert played four games for the Vancouver 86ers in 1993, all starts, and scored a goal, on 30 July in a 2–1 win over the Montreal Impact.

Gilbert was a long-time member of Victoria United of the Pacific Coast Soccer League. He finished tied for third in the league's 2000 goal scoring leaders with 7. He played for the Victoria Athletic Association of the Vancouver Island Soccer League in 2000-1, apparently while stay playing for United. Gilbert left United to join PCSL rival Seattle Hibernian Saints in July 2002.

International career[edit]

Gilbert first played for the national team in the 1984 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, in a tournament in which Canada finished runners-up. He earned his first senior cap as a 22-year-old in a February 1988 friendly played in Hamilton, Bermuda that ended scoreless, and his last one in September 1992 in a 0–2 loss to the United States, a friendly played in St. John's, Newfoundland. Gilbert earned a total of 10 caps and scored once for Canada.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 April 1992 Victoria, Canada  China PR 5–2 Friendly match




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