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Player - Dale Mitchell

Born: Vancouver, B.C., April 21, 1958.Dale Mitchell

Played 55 times for Canada. Clubs: Vancouver Whitecaps 1977-78, Portland Timbers 1979-82, Montreal Manic 1983, Vancouver 86ers 1988-90, Toronto Blizzard 1991, Vancouver 86ers 1992. Forward/Midfield. One of the finest goalscorers Canada has ever produced. His career really took off while he was playing with the Portland Timbers in the NASL where he scored 43 goals in 129 regular season games. A member of the national team that played in the 1986 World Cup finals and in the 1984 Olympic Games, he played in 55 full internationals for his country and nine times for the Olympic team. Dale currently shares the leading goalscoring honours for the full national team with John Catliff, both players having 19. At the 1984 Olympic Games he scored three goals, two in the vital game against Cameroon in the qualifying round and one in the quarter final against Brazil. When the NASL folded he had an outstanding career with Vancouver 86ers of the Canadian Soccer League scoring 37 goals while playing mostly in midfield. When the team changed its name to the Whitecaps at the start of the 2001 season he became the coach and was later named cocah of the year. Dale also played in the Major Indoor Soccer League for Tacoma, Kansas City and Baltimore scoring 361 goals in 374 games in nine seasons.