Vancouver Royals

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Vancouver Royal Canadians
Full name Vancouver Royal Canadians
Nickname(s) Royals
Founded 1967
Dissolved 1968
Stadium Empire Stadium
Owners Brig. General E.G. Eakins,
George Fleharty
League North American Soccer League

Vancouver Royal Canadians was an association football team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that played in the U.S.-based United Soccer Association (USA) and North American Soccer League (NASL). The USA was made up of entire teams imported from Europe and Latin America. For the 1967 season, the Vancouver club was actually Sunderland A.F.C. of English Football League.

Following the 1967 season, the USA merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the NASL with the teams from the former USA having to create their rosters from scratch. The San Francisco Golden Gate Gales franchise folded before the 1968 season and their owner bought a controlling interest in the Vancouver Royal Canadians and renamed them the Vancouver Royals. The 1968 Vancouver Royals' roster was put together without the preparation or advantage of importing entire teams.[1] Their home field was Empire Stadium.



Regular season Position Playoffs Domestic Cup Top Scorer
League P W L D GF GA Pts Div. Overall Player Goals
1967 1967 USA 12 3 5 4 20 28 11 5th 9th Did not qualify Scotland George Herd 3
1968 1968 NASL 32 12 5 15 51 60 136 4th 13th Did not qualify Luxembourg Henry Klein 20

Note: Only regular season goals counted

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  1. Crossley, Andy (2013). "1967-1968 Vancouver Royal Canadians / Vancouver Royals". Fun While It Lasted. Retrieved February 6, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>