1 June 1986
Canada plays its first ever FIFA World Cup match at Estadio León in León, Mexico. France’s Jean-Pierre Papin scores the lone goal of the match in the 79th minute. Said opposing coach Henri Michel of European champions France, “you have to admire the Canadian resistance. I was surprised by the Canadian strength in the air and by the fact that they didn’t only defend, but also created good scoring opportunities.”
1 June 1994
Canada draws 1:1 with Morocco in a Men’s International Friendly match in Montréal. Carlo Corazzin makes his debut for Canada.
1 June 1997
Canada wins 1:0 over Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Substitute Eddy Berdusco scores the lone goal in the match, Canada’s first goal in five matches. Lyndon Hooper makes his 67th (and final) appearance for Canada.
1 June 2011
In a final tune-up before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Canada pulls out a last-minute 2:2 draw with Ecuador at BMO Field in Toronto. Terry Dunfield opened the scoring while Tosaint Ricketts equalised in added time. Captain Kevin McKenna becomes the 21st player to make his 50th appearance for Canada.
2 June 1985
Canada wins 2:1 over Ghana at the 1985 President’s Cup in Seoul, Korea. It marks Canada’s first victory over an African nation at the international “A” level. Dale Mitchell and Dave Norman score for Canada, with Norman scoring the first (and only) goal of his international career.
2 June 1999
Canada wins 2:0 over Guatemala in the 1999 Canada Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Paul Stalteri scores his first international goal.
2 June 2001
Canada draws 0:0 with Brazil in its second match of the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea-Japan 2001. Goalkeeper Craig Forrest posts the clean sheet for Canada.
3 June 1988
Canada wins 6:0 over Côte d’Ivoire at the International Women’s Tournament in Fu-Shan, China PR. Annie Caron scores two goals while Fabienne Gareau, Cathy Ross, Joan McEachern and Connie Cant also score for Canada. Carla Chin posts a clean sheet.
3 June 1999
Sharolta Nonen makes her debut for Canada. Canada falls 2:4 to Brazil in a Women’s International Friendly match in USA.
3 June 2007
Christine Sinclair sets the national record with her 72nd career goal at the international “A” level. Canada wins 3:0 in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Auckland, NZL. Sinclair scores once in the first half (to tie Charmaine Hooper with 71 goals) and once in the second half. Sinclair’s record-setting goal is scored in the 63rd minute past goalkeeper Jenny Bindon at North Harbour Stadium. Candace Chapman also scores for Canada.
4 June 1995
Canada falls 1:3 to Turkey in a Men’s International Friendly match in Toronto, ON. Tomasz Radzinski makes his debut for Canada.
4 June 2000
Canada begins its road to the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan with a 1:0 victory over Cuba in an away FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match. Jason de Vos scores the lone goal of the match in the 39th minute at the Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, Cuba. With Holger Osieck serving a one-match suspension, Bruce Twamley serves as Canada’s head coach.
4 June 2001
Canada falls 0:2 to Cameroon in its third and final match at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Niigata, Japan. Goalkeeper Craig Forrest makes his 56th (and final) appearance for Canada.
5 June 1994
Canada draws 1:1 with Brazil in a Men’s International Friendly match in Edmonton, AB. The match is played in front of 51,936 fans at Commonwealth Stadium – the largest home crowd ever for Canada’s national team. Romario scores the opening goal, but Eddy Berdescu responds to equalise for Canada. As for Brazil, it goes on to win the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA.
5 June 1996
Canada falls 0:1 to Costa Rica in the one-match Canada Cup of Soccer tournament in Toronto, ON. Alex Bunbury becomes the seventh player to make his 50th appearance for Canada. Greece was also supposed to participate in the 1996 Canada Cup tournament, but had pulled out at the last moment. Before the match, a moment of silence is observed in honour of head coach Bob Lenarduzzi’s father who passed away earlier in the week. With Lenarduzzi at home, Alan Errington serves as Canada’s head coach.
6 June 1986
Canada plays its second FIFA World Cup match, this time at high noon at the Estadio Revolucion in Irapuato, Mexico. Hungary scores early (Marton Esterhazy 2’) and fairly late (Lajos Detari 75’) in a 2:0 victory. Canada plays the final five minutes with just 10 men after a Mike Sweeney expulsion.
6 June 1995
Canada falls 2:3 to England in its first-ever match at the FIFA Women’s World Cup (then known as the FIFA Women’s World Championship). Canada concedes three second-half goals (two on penalties) before Helen Stoumbos and Geraldine Donnelly score late to make it close.
6 June 2007
Canada wins 5:0 over New Zealand in an away Women’s International Friendly match. Christine Sinclair scores her 71st international goal to equal the national record held by retired Charmaine Hooper.
6 June 2007
Canada wins 2:1 over Costa Rica at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Within minutes of Costa Rica taking the lead, Julian de Guzman scores two goals en route to the Canadian victory (the first two goals in de Guzman’s international career for Canada). The win in Miami, FL is one of three Canada victories on the same day. In Kingston, ON, Canada’s U-20 team wins 4:0 over USA in a friendly match. Tosaint Ricketts scores three goals. In Auckland, New Zealand, Canada’s women’s team wins 5:0 in a friendly match. Amber Allen scores two of Canada’s five goals.
6 June 2007
Canada wins 4:0 over USA in a Men’s U-20 International Friendly match in Kingston, ON. Tosaint Ricketts scores three goals for Canada. Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault also scores in the victory.
7 June 2011
Canada posts a 1:0 victory over Hungary in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Telki. Brittany Timko becomes the seventh player to make her 100th appearance for Canada; substitute Jodi-Ann Robinson becomes the 22nd player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.
8 June 1995
Canada draws 3:3 with Nigeria to pick up its first-ever point at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Silvana Burtini (two) and Geraldine Donnelly score for Canada.
9 June 1985
Canada falls 1:6 to Iraq at the 1985 President’s Cup in Kwangju, Korea Republic. Substitute John Catliff scores his first international goal for Canada.
9 June 1986
Canada plays its third FIFA World Cup match, an 0:2 loss to the Soviet Union in Irapuato, Mexico. Bob Lenarduzzi (47th), Tino Lettieri (23rd) and Bruce Wilson (record 57th) make their final appearances for Canada at the international “A” level.
10 June 1993
Helen Stoumbos makes her debut for Canada. Canada falls 0:4 to Italy in the Columbus Cup.
10 June 1994
In Montréal, Canada falls 0:2 to Spain in a Men’s International Friendly match in advance of the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA. Dave Norman becomes the fifth player to make his 50th appearance for Canada.
10 June 2000
Canada wins 5:1 over Japan to wrap up the 2000 Pacific Cup in Newcastle, Australia. Canada, USA and China PR finish tied on points, but USA claims first place. Silvana Burtini becomes the third player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.
10 June 2001
Canada falls 2:5 to Sweden in a Women’s International Friendly match in Linköping, Sweden. Canada starts the European tour without five professional WUSA players. Goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek makes her international debut.
Chris Williams 1-June-1981 (Toronto, ON)
Terry Moore 2-June-1958 (Moncton, NB)
Lisa Bliskis 2-June-1972 (Vancouver, BC)
Lino Tomassetti 3-June-1966 (Hamilton, ON)
Erin McNulty 3-June-1989 (Winnipeg, MB)
Bob Benedetti 4-June-1940 (Galt, ON)
Peter Duerden 5-June-1945 (Mississauga, ON)
Selenia Iacchelli 5-June-1986 (Edmonton, AB)
HOF – Jack Cowan 6-June-1927 (Vancouver, BC)
David Fiorvento 6-June-1970 (Vancouver, BC)
HOF – Randy Ragan 7-June-1959 (High Prairie, AB)
Adam Braz 7-June-1981 (St-Laurent, QC)
Wendy Hawthorne 7-June-1960 (Vancouver, BC)
HOF – Branko Segota 8-June-1961 (Toronto, ON)
Malcolm Moon 8-June-1905
John Connor 8-June-1953 (BC)
Nancy Ferguson 9-June-1972 (North Vancouver, BC)
HOF – Dick Howard 10-June-1943
Mike McLenaghen 10-June-1954 (Burnaby, BC)
Breanna Boyd 10-June-1981 (Edmonton, AB)