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The Best Soccer Players from Canada 

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Updated June 14, 2019 63.6k votes 2.6k voters 96k views 105 items

Looking for a list of the best soccer players from Canada? You're in luck. This list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Canada, along with photos when available. This list of the best Canadian soccer players is ordered by popularity (ranked by you), so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Canadian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

You can rank all of these players, from Terry Dunfield to Greg Sutton, to help determine just who are or were the best Canadian soccer players. In short, you can help answer the questions, "Who are the best Canadian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Canadian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Canada in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Canadian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching. 

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Simeon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Forward from Kingston, Jamaica

Nationality: Canada, Jamaica

Simeon Alexander Jackson (born March 28, 1987) is a Canadian professional footballer who plays as a forward and most recently played for St Mirren. He has spent the majority of his career ...more
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Olivier Occéan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Olivier Occéan Forward from Brossard, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Olivier Occéan (IPA: [ɔlivˈjeː ɔkseˈã]), born October 23, 1981) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Mjøndalen in the Norwegian Eliteserien.
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Dejan Jakovic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Dejan Jakovic Defender from Karlovac, Croatia

Nationality: Canada, Croatia

Dejan Jaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Дејан Јаковић, pronounced [dějan jâkoʋitɕ]; born 16 July 1985) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a centre-back for Las Vegas Lights FC ...more
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Lucas Cavallini is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Lucas Cavallini Forward from Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Lucas Cavallini is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Centro Atlético Fénix, on loan from Nacional, in the Uruguayan Primera División.
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Paul Peschisolido is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
NicholasMew added Paul Peschisolido Forward from Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Paolo Pasquale Peschisolido (born 25 May 1971), commonly known as Paul Peschisolido, is a Canadian soccer manager and former player, and husband of Karren, Baroness Brady. Peschisolido was ...more
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Rob Friend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Rob Friend Forward from Rosetown, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Robert Douglas Friend (born 23 January 1981) is a Canadian former soccer player and CEO of Pacific FC.
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Lars Hirschfeld is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Lars Hirschfeld Goalkeeper from Edmonton, Canada

Nationality: Canada, Germany

Lars Justin Hirschfeld (born 17 October 1978) is a Canadian retired soccer goalkeeper. He is currently the goalkeeping coach for FC Edmonton.
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Kyle Larin, is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
ulvie added Kyle Larin,

Briliant striker, young Canadian football player who plays for Besiktas. He will be well known in near future.

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Ian Bridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Luggage added Ian Bridge Defender from Victoria, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Ian Christopher Bridge (born 18 September 1959 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a former member of the Canada men's national soccer team and most recently the head coach of the national women's ...more
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Kara Lang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Forward from Calgary, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Kara Elise Lang (born 22 October 1986) is a Canadian soccer player and sports analyst, who represented her country in two FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games, and played club soccer for ...more

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John Limniatis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Defender and Midfielder from Athens, Greece

Nationality: Canada, Greece

John Limniatis (born 24 June 1967 in Athens, Greece) is a Canadian retired professional soccer player. He played 44 times and scored one goal for the Canadian national team, also captaining and ...more
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Domenic Mobilio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Domenic Mobilio Forward from Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Domenic Mobilio (January 14, 1969 – November 13, 2004) was a Canadian professional soccer player.
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Jack Brand is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Goalkeeper from Braunschweig, Germany

Nationality: Canada, West Germany

Jack Brand (born 4 April 1953) is a former professional soccer goalkeeper. He holds the record for most shutouts in a season in the North American Soccer League with 15 in 1980. He was born in ...more
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Mark Janković is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Mark Janković Defender and Midfielder from Toronto, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Mark Janković is a Canadian soccer player.
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Chris Pozniak is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Defender from Kraków, Poland

Nationality: Canada, Poland

Chris Pozniak (born 10 January 1981) is a Canadian retired soccer player.
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Mike Bakić is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Forward and Midfielder from Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Canada, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Milovan "Mike" Bakić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милован Мајк Бакић; born 30 December 1952) is a Canadian retired international soccer player who earned four caps for the Canadian national side ...more
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Daniel Imhof is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Midfielder from Wil, Switzerland

Nationality: Canada, Switzerland

Daniel Wendel Imhof (born 22 November 1977) is a Canadian retired soccer player who last played for St. Gallen.
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George Pakos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Luggage added George Pakos Forward from Canada

Nationality: Canada

George "Teddy" Pakos (born August 14, 1952 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a former Canadian international soccer player. His goals were crucial in Canada qualifying for its only ...more
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Srdjan Djekanović is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Goalkeeper from Belgrade, Serbia

Nationality: Canada, Serbia

Srdjan Djekanovic (Serbian: Срђан Ђекановић/Srđan Đekanović; born 8 January 1983) is a Canadian retired professional soccer player.
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Gene Strenicer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Defender and Midfielder from Budapest, Hungary

Nationality: Canada, Hungary

Jeno "Gene" Strenicer (born August 12, 1945) is a Canadian retired soccer player who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He ...more
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Nick De Santis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Nick De Santis Midfielder from Montreal, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Nicolas De Santis (born November 11, 1967) is a former professional soccer player who formerly served as Sporting Director for the Montreal Impact.
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Ante Jazić is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Defender from Bedford, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Ante Jazić (born February 26, 1976) is a Canadian retired soccer player.
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Wojtek Zarzycki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Wojtek Zarzycki Goalkeeper from Wrocław, Poland

Nationality: Canada, Poland

Wojciech "Wojtek" Zarzycki (born 21 June 1982 in Wrocław, Poland) is a former Polish-Canadian footballer who last played for St. Catharines Wolves.
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Davide Xausa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Davide Xausa Forward from Vancouver, Canada

Nationality: Canada

Davide Antonio Xausa (born 10 March 1976) is a Canadian former soccer player.
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John van 't Schip is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Canada
Midfielder from Fort St. John, Canada

Nationality: Canada, Netherlands

Johannes Nicolaas "John" van 't Schip (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɟɔn vɑn ət ˈsxɪp]; born 30 December 1963) is a Dutch Canadian and former Dutch international footballer, who played as a ...more