Player - Bruce Wilson

Bruce WilsonBorn: Vancouver, B.C. June 20, 1951.
Clubs: Vancouver Whitecaps 1974-77, Chicago Sting 1978-79, New York Cosmos 1980, Toronto Blizzard 1981-84.

One of the most outstanding players ever developed in Canada, he had a trial with the famous English club Everton early in his career and was offered a contract but turned it down. Captained Canada in the 1986 World Cup finals and in numerous other internationals. Named twice to the first NASL all star team, a rare honour in a league dominated by players from outside of North America. Toured the world with the New York Cosmos in 1980, who because of the tour refused to release him for Canada's World Cup qualifying games. Joined the Toronto Blizzard in 1981 and played a major role in the club's success in reaching the NASL championship game in 1983 and 1984. Inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, and into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.