1981 Vancouver Whitecaps Roster

North American Soccer League (NASL)
Team Record: 21-11 - 186 points
in the NASL's North Division

Lost First Round
Coach: Johnny Giles (21-11)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Attendance: 371,783, Avg. 23,236 in 16 home dates
1981 Vancouver Whitecaps Statistics

The Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League ended the 1981 season with a record of 21 wins and 11 losses for 186 points in the NASL's North Division.

The Whitecaps topped the league with just 43 goals allowed. Vancouver chalked up 74 goals. Peter Beardsley scored 13 goals for the squad, while Bob Lenarduzzi, Ray Hankin, Peter Lorimer, Alan Taylor, Carl Valentine and Gerry Gray each netted five or more also. Peter Lorimer contributed 17 assists. Barry Siddall recorded a 17.62 goals against average, pacing goalkeepers with enough qualifying appearances.

Johnny Giles coached the team. The 1981 Vancouver Whitecaps lost in the First Round.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jim ArmstrongDApril 14, 19605'8"153Vancouver, BC
Brent BarlingFApril 28, 19615'10"170, Canada
Peter BeardsleyFJanuary 18, 19615'8"158Newcastle, England
Liam BuckleyFApril 14, 1960Dublin, Ireland
Ralston DunlopFJuly 31, 19606'3"185
Hans GranaderFApril 17, 19615'10"150Uddevalla, Sweden
Gerry GrayMJanuary 20, 19625'7"150Glasgow, Scotland
Ray HankinFFebruary 2, 19566'2"200Wallsend, England
David HarveyGFebruary 2, 19486'0"190Leeds, England
David HendersonGJune 11, 19606'2"180Dublin, Ireland
Jim HolmesDNovember 11, 19535'10"163Dublin, Ireland
Randy KeenGMarch 2, 19625'8"146Powell River, British Columbia Canada
Steve KemberMSeptember 8, 1948Croydon, England
Roger KenyonDJanuary 4, 19496'0"180Blackpool, England
Bob LenarduzziD,D/M,MMay 1, 19556'0"155Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Peter LorimerM/F,F,MDecember 4, 19465'10"175Dundee, Scotland
Shaun LowtherDJanuary 24, 19625'8"155North Shields, England
Paul NelsonD,FNovember 12, 19585'8"150Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Mark NickeasDOctober 20, 19575'10"160Southport, England
David NormanMMay 6, 19625'7"150Glasgow, Scotland
Pierce O'LearyDNovember 5, 19596'2"155Dublin, Ireland
Les ParsonsM,D,FDecember 16, 19505'9"160Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
Sammy SaundhF,MMay 5, 19595'6"149Nairobi, Kenya
Carl ShearerDMarch 11, 19606'4"200Ann Arbor, MI
Barry SiddallGSeptember 12, 19545'6"160Ellesmere Port, England
Alan TaylorFNovember 14, 19535'9"155Lancaster, England
David ThomasF,MOctober 5, 1950Kirby-in-Ashfield, England
Carl ValentineFJuly 4, 19585'9"160Manchester, England
Ron VillageDMarch 16, 19626'2"160Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Terry YorathMMay 27, 19505'11"175Cardiff, Wales