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Pat Harrington (soccer)

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Pat Harrington
Personal information
Full name Patrick Harrington
Date of birth (1965-04-17) April 17, 1965 (age 56)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Charlton Athletic F.C. 0 (0)
1986–1990 Toronto Blizzard 52 (0)
1991–1992 Montreal Supra 28 (0)
1993–1995 Montreal Impact 43 (0)
1994–1997 Buffalo Blizzard (indoor) 69 (1)
1996 Kansas City Wizards 8 (0)
1996 Columbus Crew 4 (0)
1997 Detroit Safari (indoor)
1999–2000 Sacramento Knights (indoor) 42 (0)
National team
1992 Canada 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2009
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2009

Pat Harrington (born April 17, 1965) is a former soccer and Canadian national team goalkeeper.

Club career

In December 1983, the Toronto Blizzard selected Harrington in the first round (second overall) of the 1983 North American Soccer League draft.[1] He moved to English side Charlton Athletic before signing with the Toronto Blizzard in 1986.[2] In his debut season with Toronto he played in the National Soccer League where he assisted in securing the NSL Canadian Championship.[3] The following season he continued playing with the Blizzard in the Canadian Soccer League. He then played for Montreal outfits Supra and Impact. In 1994, he joined the Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League. He scored in the team's second game of the season, but played only eleven games that year due to injury.[4][5] During the 1996-1997 NPSL season, Harrington had the league's lowest goals against average. On March 4, 1996, the Kansas City Wiz selected Harrington in the first round (fifth overall) of the 1996 MLS Supplemental Draft. He began the season with Kansas City, but moved to the Columbus Crew. The Crew released him at the end of the season. On April 24, 1997, the Detroit Safari selected Harrington in the first round (fifth overall) of the Continental Indoor Soccer League draft.[6] In 1999 and 2000, he played for the Sacramento Knights in the World Indoor Soccer League.[7]

International career

Harrington made his senior debut for Canada in a September 1992 friendly match against the USA, coming on as a second-half substitute for Paul Dolan. It proved to be his only international appearance.

He did however also play at the inaugural 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship. .[8]


  1. ^ NASL Draft
  2. ^ Zwolinski, Mark (September 29, 1986). "Blizzard tops Vancouver to capture national title". Toronto Star. p. B6.
  3. ^ Meagher, John (October 6, 1986). "Suspended striker causes row after playing in semi-pro finale". Montreal Gazette. p. C5.
  4. ^ Buffalo scored in home opener
  5. ^ Spirit's memories of Blizzard consist of embarrassing defeats
  6. ^ CISL: 1997 Draft
  7. ^ "The Year in American Soccer - 1999". Archived from the original on 2017-01-03. Retrieved 2012-06-25.
  8. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
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