Alumni

Vancouver Whitecaps FC maintains meaningful relationships with former players and members of the club.

If you are a former member of Whitecaps FC and would like to become involved with the club, contact us at communityrelations@whitecapsfc.com. Alumni will be informed about upcoming alumni events and opportunities.

 

Carl Valentine

One of the all-time fan favourites in Vancouver professional sports and a member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame, Carl Valentine is the club’s all-time leader in appearances (409) and assists (69). The native of Manchester, England, was an integral part of the Whitecaps FC side that won the 1979 North American Soccer League (NASL) championship title, while he was also a key member of the Vancouver 86ers squad that claimed four straight Canadian Soccer League (CSL) championship titles between 1988 and 1991.

Making his national debut in St. John's, Newfoundland, on September 14, 1985, Valentine is renowned for assisting on both goals in the decisive 2-1 victory over Honduras that took Canada to Mexico during the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

A speedy and skillful player, Valentine played 19 memorable seasons in Vancouver while also serving as the Whitecaps FC head coach between 1994 and 1999. Currently, Valentine serves as a club ambassador while constantly engaging with Whitecaps FC fans and the local community.