Goalkeeper Coach - Youssef Dahha
Appointed Whitecaps FC goalkeeper coach on December 7, 2018
Dahha joined Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos’ coaching staff as goalkeeper coach in December 2018, bringing a resume that includes 19 years of coaching after a six-year playing career.
Prior to his arrival in Vancouver, Dahha spent 2018 as goalkeeper coach for Ottawa Fury FC, after spending 13 years with Montreal Impact. In Montreal, Dahha helped the Impact win the A-League championship in 2004, the USL regular season titles in 2005 and 2006, as well as the USL First Division championship in 2009, under Dos Santos. At the MLS level, he helped Montreal to consecutive Canadian Championships in 2013 and 2014, and a runner-up finish in the 2014-15 Concacaf Champions League.
In 2009, he helped establish the Montreal Impact Soccer Schools Advanced Centre for Goalkeepers. From 2000 to 2010, Dahha played a role in the development of youth goalkeepers at the Canadian National High-Performance Centre in Quebec, and the Quebec Soccer Federation.
A Canadian citizen who was born in Belgium and raised in Morocco, Dahha featured for the Moroccan national team as a youth player, playing in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and in U-17 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Dahha is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Italian.