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Builder - Tony Waiters

Born: Southport, Lancashire, England, Feb. 2, 1937.

Clubs: Macclesfield, Blackpool 1959-66, Burnley 1970-71.Tony Waiters

A former England international goalkeeper, Waiters began his major league playing career with Blackpool making 257 appearances for the Lancashire club between 1959 and 1966. In 1965 he was capped five times for England against Brazil, Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Holland. He finished his playing career with Burnley, before turning to coaching and management, first becoming coach of England's national youth team and then taking over Third Division Plymouth Argyle whom he led to promotion to the Second Division in 1974-75. A dispute with the club's directors led to his leaving Plymouth and part way through the 1977 NASL season he became coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps of the NASL. In 1979, under Waiters, the Whitecaps won the Soccer Bowl upsetting the New York Cosmos in the semifinal before defeating Tampa Bay Rowdies in the final. Later he became coach of Canada's national team and led the team into the quarter finals of the 1984 Olympics, and in 1986 into the World Cup finals for the first time.