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Evans, Caps' 6th all-time scorer

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 Ivor Evans is among the top 5 Caps' all-time scorer. Ivor Evans is among the top 5 Caps' all-time scorer.Soccer great Ivor Evans was among eight former Vancouver Whitecaps' players honored as the all-time goal scorers in the clubs 40 year history.

 

The special mention was made during Whitecaps’ Major League Soccer fixture versus Dallas FC at the sold-out BC. Place Stadium in Vancouver last month.

 

Evans scored 47 goals and holds sixth spot on the all-time goal scorers of all competitions, his former teammates,Domenic Mobilio with 170 goals is on the top of the chart,followed by John Catliff (79) Jason Jordon (78) Carl Valentine (65) and Dale Mitchell (49).

 

Eddie Sebrango (45) and Camilo Sanvesso (43) are the latest additions to the list.

 

Evans, 47, said he was flabbergasted with the resounding ovation after the names of eight former players was  displayed on the jumbotron, added top five were members of  1989 team that set a North American sports record on their way to a Canadian Soccer League championship.

 

"I had no idea that the Whitecaps had planned a euphoric celebration", he said.

 

"I can't believe that I had scored 47 goals for the Caps. “I certainly didn't keep the count".

 

The Labasa, Fiji prodigy hit stardom with his silky skills and mesmerized the hordes of North American soccer fans during his decade long professional career.

 

"I've always been a midfield player, a provider if you will for most of my playing days. But when opportunity beckoned I never failed to score", Evans quipped.

 

Evans said the June 5th, 1988 to August 8th, 1989 was their best run as they remained undefeated in 46 games, 37 wins and 9 ties and that is some record.

 

"It’s some feat I guess when you look back at the career I had as a player with the WCF”.

 

Evans who appeared on Radio S1 Dhamaka's Soccer Talkback Show on Monday said he enjoyed his time with the Vancouver Whitecaps Football.

 

"I had a great time with Vancouver Whitecaps’ Football", said Evans.

 

"I owe them (VWF) a debt of gratitude for giving a Labasa boy a chance to showcase his talent”.

 

The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame said all but Domenic Mobilio, who scored a record 170 goals, was not present during the recognition ceremony.

 

Mobilio passed away some ten years ago after a shot illness.

 

"Dom (Domenic) was a world class player. He was known for his goal scoring traits".

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