Player - Glen Johnson

Born: Vancouver, B.C. April 22, 1951.Glen Johnson 1

Forward. Clubs: Vancouver Spartans 1969. West Bromwich Albion 1969-1971, Vancouver Whitecaps 1974-77. Caps 9. One of the finest strikers ever developed in Canada and one of the few ever to play in the old First Division of the English Football League, before it became the Premiership. Glen's career really began when he won the prestigious "Sun Soccer Boy" award, presented to the top young prospect in Vancouver each year. In 1969 on the opening day of the Western Canada Soccer League, Glen scored six goals as the Vancouver Spartans thrashed the Calgary Kickers 8-2. However, his big break came later that summer when he was selected to the British Columbia All-Star team to play English First Division Club West Bromwich Albion.

Alan Ashman, then Manager of Albion, was so impressed with his play that he signed the 18 year old for WBA. On August 22, 1970 he made his debut in the First Division against Blackpool and in the 1971-72 season, was at times preferred to England international striker Jeff Astle. However, an injury marked the end of his Football League career and at the end of the season he returned to Canada. He made his international debut for Canada, captaining the national team in a World Cup qualifying game against the United States in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1972 scoring a spectacular goal in Canada's 3-2 win. He went on to play a total of nine times for Canada. In the North American Soccer League he played 59 times for Vancouver Whitecaps appearing from 1974-77 and scoring 14 goals.