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|Full name||John Terrence Catliff|
|Date of birth||8 January 1965|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 June 2009|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 June 2009
John Terrence Catliff (born 8 January 1965) is a Canadian former professional soccer player, who played as a striker. He is the second highest goalscorer of all time of the Canadian national team, with 19 goals between 1984 and 1994.
Catliff was selected to the All-Ivy League First team as a forward in 1983, 1984, and 1986 while playing for the Harvard Crimson. He was also named to the All-American First Team in 1986. Catliff ended his college career with the Crimson with a total of 34 goals and 15 assists.
Catliff was a Canadian Soccer League star, scoring the second most goals of anyone in the League's six-year history with 69 goals in total. He was a league season scoring champion in 1988 with 22 goals  and in 1990 with 19 goals. He began his CSL career in 1987 playing for the League's inaugural champions, the Calgary Kickers. He then spent the next six seasons with the Vancouver 86ers, who became the CSL champions in four consecutive seasons from 1988 through 1991. Ligament injuries to both knees forced him to retire from professional play in 1994 after two years on the 86ers in the American Professional Soccer League.
Catliff was a member of the quarter-finalist Canadian national team at the 1984 Summer Olympics while still playing at Harvard. He made his senior debut for Canada in a July 1984 friendly match against Chile in Edmonton. Throughout his career, he earned a total of 46 caps while scoring 19 goals. He represented Canada in 12 FIFA World Cup qualification matches. He suffered a serious knee injury in a 1986 World Cup qualifying match away to Honduras. His replacement, George Pakos, scored the only goal in a crucial 1–0 victory. Recovering from injury, he was not named to Canada's roster for the 1986 World Cup, Canada's only appearance.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
|1||9 June 1985||Gwangju Mudeung Stadium, Gwangju, South Korea||Iraq||1–0||1–6||President's Cup|
|2||2 October 1987||Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Honduras||1–0||1–1||Friendly match|
|3||26 March 1988||Lima, Peru||Peru||3–1||3–1||Friendly match|
|4||5 April 1988||National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||1–0||4–0||Friendly match|
|5||5 April 1988||National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||2–0||4–0||Friendly match|
|6||5 April 1988||National Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica||Jamaica||3–0||4–0||Friendly match|
|7||14 April 1988||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||Mexico||1–0||1–1||Friendly match|
|8||2 October 1988||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||1–1||2–1||Friendly match|
|9||13 May 1990||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||Mexico||1–1||2–1||North American Soccer Championship|
|10||13 May 1990||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||Mexico||2–1||2–1||North American Soccer Championship|
|11||2 April 1992||Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, Canada||China PR||1–0||5–2||Friendly match|
|12||2 April 1992||Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, Canada||China PR||2–0||5–2||Friendly match|
|13||20 May 1992||Varsity Stadium, Toronto, Canada||Scotland||1–1||1–3||Friendly match|
|14||4 March 1993||LeBard Stadium, Costa Mesa, United States||United States||2–1||2–2||Friendly match|
|15||11 March 1993||Royal Athletic Park, Victoria, Canada||South Korea||1–0||2–0||Friendly match|
|16||4 April 1993||Estadio Nacional, Tegucigalpa, Honduras||Honduras||1–0||2–2||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|17||11 April 1993||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||El Salvador||2–0||2–0||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|18||18 April 1993||Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, Canada||Honduras||3–1||3–1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|19||2 May 1993||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||El Salvador||1–0||2–1||1994 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Catliff recently worked as global Vice President of Sales with Helly Hansen outdoor apparel company but now works with Firstar Sports. He lives with his wife Sarah and his three soccer loving sons, Brendan (born 1994), and Jamie (born 1998), and Andrew Catliff (born 1996) John is the team Coach of the Vancouver Football Club Under 14 boys, where his son Jamie plays. Catliff is an Honoured member of The Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.
- 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
- 1988, 1990
- "Canada Soccer - John Catliff". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
- Goalscoring for Canada National Team – RSSSF
- Association announces All Time Canada Men's XI Canadasoccer.com
- Hall of Fame Class of 2003 Archived 25 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine – Varsity Club Harvard
- "Catliff Named All-America". www.thecrimson.com.
- "The Year in American Soccer – 1988". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
- "The Year in American Soccer, 1990". Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
- "John Catliff". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
- Record at FIFA Tournaments – FIFA
- "John T. Catliff '86". www.harvardvarsityclub.org. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- "Canada v Honduras, 25 August 1985". 11v11.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
- Business no sweat for ex-soccer pro Catliff – Business Edge
- Vancouver FC – Club Contacts
- This Week in Canadian Soccer
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