Tribute to Eddie Sebrango

April 21, 2011 at 1:07 am | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps | 2 Comments

There is some big news from the past era of the Vancouver Whitecaps this week. One of the finest players to grace Swangard Stadium and the Vancouver Whitecaps uniform has decided to hang up the boots. Eddie Sebrango has retired. It is painful to see, because like Martin Nash, Eddie was just shy of being able to participate in Major League Soccer. In my mind Sebrango was easily of the quality to be able to play at the MLS level, but for time and the inevitable aging process that even the finest athletes must endure.

Eddie was a key player in the Vancouver Whitecaps USL division 1 championships in 2006 and 2008. He was a natural striker who ran like the wind, scored many a spectacular goal, and played without fear. He was a beautiful player to watch, a born athlete. He was a leader and an inspiration for our club, and consequently a fan favourite.

While we bask in the glory of our first MLS campaign, those of us who have supported the 86ers and the middle-era division 2 Vancouver Whitecaps remember the players who kept the embers burning for football in this city. Eddie was one of the most memorable players of that time, a true class act. He was so popular here we couldn’t dislike him even when he moved to the Montreal Impact for the 2009 season.

Thanks for the wonderful football memories Eddie, and thanks for the two championships. We will never forget you.



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  1. Definitely a class act!

  2. This is my Ray Hankin dedication page; It includes his full soccer playing career plus comments from the fans who saw him play.

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