Player - Neil Ellet

Born: January 5, 1944.Neil Ellett

Neil Ellett had an outstanding youth career in Burnaby, B.C. and later went on to play 20 times for his country in international competition, three times as captain. At the age of 17 he moved from the juvenile league to the Pacific Coast League where he spent six years with Vancouver North Shore before joining Eintracht and then Croatia. He played in the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in 1967 and the 1971 games in Colombia. He scored the only goal of the game when Canada beat Mexico in Vancouver in Olympic qualifying in 1971. He also played in World Cup qualifying in 1972 and when the Vancouver Whitecaps were formed in 1974 in the North American Soccer League. When his playing career was over he turned to officiating and later was elected a life member of the British Columbia Soccer Association and elected to the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame.