Player - Bob Bolitho

Born: Victoria B.C., July 20, 1952.Bob Bolitho

Played 29 times for Canada. Clubs: Vancouver Whitecaps 1977-80, Tulsa Roughnecks 1980, Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1981-83, Minnesota Strikers 1984, Tampa Bay Rowdies 1984, Victoria Vistas 1989. Won a Canadian championship medal in 1975 as a member of the team run by the London Boxing Club of Victoria. A member of the Olympic team at the 1976 Olympic Games, he played against the Soviet Union in Montreal and North Korea in Toronto. Bob played a defensive midfield role in the early days of his first class career before settling down at right back. He scored an impressive equalizing goal against the United States in Vancouver in 1976, one of a number of important goals he scored during his career. He was a member of the Whitecaps Soccer Bowl winning team in 1979 and played at right back in the Soccer Bowl win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Played 196 regular season games in the North American Soccer League in eight seasons for five different clubs, scoring 14 goals. He also played 26 games in the playoffs with two goals. Played one season for Victoria Vistas in the CSL in 1989.