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Player - David Stothard

Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, 1938.David Stothard

Clubs: Westminster Royals, Vancouver Halecos, Victoria United, Victoria O'Keefe's. Played four times as a member of Canada's first World Cup team in 1957 at right back, and 13 times for the B.C. all-star team. A graduate of the Vancouver junior ranks, he broke into senior company at the age of 17 and won a Canadian championship medal playing for the Westminster Royals against Montreal Ukraina in the 1955 final. Dave won a second national championship medal in 1960 with the Royals against Toronto Golden Mile and was on the losing side with the Royals in the 1958 final against Montreal Alouettes. Described as a steady player, who rose to the occasion against touring teams, he helped the B.C. all-star team upset Tottenham Hotspur in Vancouver in 1957, and also played for the all-stars against Hearts, Aberdeen, Notts Forest, Admira Vienna, Sheffield United, Wolves and Leningrad Zenit. Dave was named "Rookie of the Year" in the Pacific Coast League in 1955 and received the Ed Bailey Memorial Trophy. Later in his career he was awarded the Austin Delany Memorial Trophy as the leagues "Most Valuable Player." He toured the Soviet Union with the national team in 1960 and in 1965 moved to Victoria. There he was a member of the O"Keefe's team that won the Pacific Coast League championship in 1967 and then went on to win the J.F. Kennedy International Club Championship by beating Los Angeles Stars 3-1 and a Mexican team 2-1 in Vancouver in 1967.