Total appearances currently stands at 84 with 7 goals scored

Stalteri sets all-time record for national appearances

The 2000 Gold Cup

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Paul Stalteri played his first international match with the Under-17 youth team on August 22, 1993.  He has remained a fixture with the National team ever since.  He made his official debut with the World Cup team on August 17, 1997 in a friendly against Iran at Varsity Stadium in Toronto.

His fondest memories with the Canadian soccer program remain the success he and his U-20 teammates experienced in 1997 when they advanced to the second round in the U-20 World Cup, and of course winning the Gold Cup in 2000.

Through the good times and the bad, Paul Stalteri has remained devoted to his country and feels proud each and every time he wears the number 7 for Canada.

He now holds the record for all time Men's national appearances after breaking the former record held by Randy Samuel.   

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2000 Gold Cup

Canada’s Soccer team surprised the entire soccer community in February 2000 when they won Canada’s first title, the Gold Cup.  It was a team with many young players full of determination and patriotism.  A few of the players were the same players that were members of the U-20 team that represented Canada in 1997.  A team that also made history by being the first Canadian team to advance to the second round of any FIFA World Cup.  The squad coached by Holger Osieck consisted of Craig Forrest; Mark Watson, Tony Menezes, Jason deVos, Jeff Clarke, Paul Fenwick, Paul Stalteri, Richard Hastings, Jim Brennan; Martin Nash, Garrett Kusch, Carlo Corazzin, Robbie Aristodemo, Dave Xausa, Dwayne DeRosario, Elvis Thomas, Pat Onstad and Paul Peschisolido.

“We obviously had luck on our side, but we worked hard and we got better as each game went along”.  The most dramatic win of the tournament was Canada’s golden goal win over Mexico in overtime.  “That game gave us confidence and from that point forward we believed that we could win the Gold Cup”.  Paul believes that the win against Columbia was the most important win.  It showed everyone that Canada could win against one of the better sides in international football.

In the group competition Canada tied with Costa Rica and South Korea but won the coin toss in a three way tie. Canada beat Mexico 2-1 in the quarter-final and Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 in the semi-final. Canada won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in February beating Colombia 2-0 in the final.



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