Builder - Bert Goldberger

Born: Vienna, Austria but grew up in the village of Penitz.Bert Goldberger

Bert Goldberger graduated from high school in 1948, completed Trade School in 1951 and was employed in a paper mill from 1948 until immigrating to Canada in 1957. During the early years of his life in Austria he played semiprofessional soccer with Club Ortman in the Austrian "B" division from 1952 to 1957.

He arrived to Toronto in 1957, but moved to Edmonton later the same year. In Edmonton he became player/coach for the Victoria club and remained with them until he retired as a player in 1966. In 1971 he was appointed and was the first Technical Director of the Alberta Soccer Association and soon became a National Coaching instructor for the Canadian Soccer Association's National Coaching Certification Program. In a time when National and Provincial Technical Directors came and went Bert remained in his position for several decades. 

He coached Canada to a place in the FIFA U16 finals in Scotland in 1989, and again in Japan in 1993.

Bert Goldberger has received the Government of Alberta's Coaching Award, the 3M Coaching Award for Canada, plus the CSA Award in appreciation of over 20 years of dedicated service to the association.