This page is on the former Canadian soccer player. For the current English footballer see Glen Johnson .Glen Johnson
(born April 22, 1951) is a former Canadian
soccer international and prominent player of the original Vancouver Whitecaps
of the NASL
native, Johnson was Whitecap's general manager Denny Veitch
's first signing for the team's inaugural season, 1974. Johnson had been with West Bromwich Albion
, where he played just 3 league games before suffering a knee injury. He had been spotted by W.B.A. manager Alan Ashman
during an Albion tour of Canada in 1969. Johnson was selected for the B.C. all-stars
after beginning the season netting 6 goals in one game for the Vancouver Spartans
, Johnson's club in the Western Canada Soccer League
Johnson went on to play four seasons in the NASL with the Whitecaps, 1974 through 1977. He was the league's 16th leading scorer in 1975 with 23 points in 21 games.
Johnson played for Canada 9 times - in 1972 twice against U.S.A.
and once against Guatemala
; in 1973 once against Poland
and the U.S.A.; and in 1976, once against the U.S.A. and Mexico. He scored one goal.
In 2007 he was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame