Player - Randy Samuel

Born, Point Fortin, Trinidad, December 23, 1963.Randy Samuel

Clubs: Edmonton Eagles 1983, PSV Eindhoven 1986-1988, Volendam 1989-1990, Fortuna Sittard 1990-1995, Port Vale 1995-96, Harstad 1997-99, Hampton Roads Mariners 2000. Randy grew up in Richmond, B.C., and graduated from McNair High School, then played for Richmond South Warriors before being drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 1981 North American Soccer League draft. However, he never did sign for the Whitecaps and in 1983 moved to Edmonton to play for the Eagles in the short lived Canadian Professional Soccer League. In that year he made his full international debut for Canada against Honduras in San Pedro Sula, it was to be the first of 82 full internationals, a record for a Canadian male player. Those 82 full internationals include 35 games in World Cup qualifying one of which was the game in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1985 against Honduras which clinched Canada's place in the 1986 World Cup played in Mexico. In Mexico he played in all three games at centre back, and when it was over moved to the Netherlands to continue his club career. In the Netherlands he played for the world famous Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and then for Volendam and Fortuna Sittard. Then it was across the Channel to play for the English club Port Vale before moving on to Norway to play for Harstad and then to the United States to join the Hampton Roads Mariners of the United Soccer League.