Mark Watson

Date of birth08 September 1970
Place of birthVancouver
NationalityCanadian
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Having been released by Oxford United at the end of the 1999-2000 season Mark had trials with Wolves and DC United before linking up with his international colleague Carlo Corazzin at Oldham as boss Andy Ritchie sought to halt what appeared to be a slide towards relegation. Although he impressed in a reserve outing he made just two senior appearances before being released. He subsequently had a further trial with St Johnstone before returned to the United States and signing a contract with DC United in mid-January. Mark is an effective centre back who is solid in the air and able to anticipate danger quickly. He continued to represent Canada being a regular in the side and featuring in the Confederations Cup tournament during the summer.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Vancouver 86ers 19 Nov 1993
Watford 19 Nov 1993 30 Jun 1995
Osters IF 01 Jul 1998 17 Dec 1998
Oxford United 17 Dec 1998 19 Sep 2000
Oldham Athletic 19 Sep 2000 30 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Watford FA Cup
1
1998-99 Oxford United FA Cup 2
2000-01 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
2000-01 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Feb 1995 Watford v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Canada Gold Cup 1
1990-91 Canada North American Championship 1
1990-91 Canada Olympics 3
1991-92 Canada CONCACAF Gold Cup 1
1991-92 Canada Olympics 7
1992-93 Canada FIFA World Cup 6
1992-93 Canada International Friendly 3
1
1993-94 Canada CONCACAF Gold Cup 3
1993-94 Canada FIFA World Cup 2
1
1993-94 Canada International Friendly 3
1994-95 Canada Canada Cup 4
1994-95 Canada Skydome Tournament 2
1
1995-96 Canada Caribbean Cup 2
1995-96 Canada International Friendly 2
1996-97 Canada FIFA World Cup 10
1
1997-98 Canada FIFA World Cup 5
1998-99 Canada Canada Cup 3
1998-99 Canada International Friendly 1
1999-00 Canada CONCACAF Gold Cup 5
1
1999-00 Canada International Friendly 1
2000-01 Canada FIFA Confederations Cup 2
2000-01 Canada FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Canada LG Cup Four Nations Tournament (Cairo) 2
1
2001-02 Canada International Friendly 1
2003-04 Canada FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 Canada International Friendly 3
2004-05 Canada FIFA World Cup 5
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Mar 1991 USA v Canada L 2-0 North American Ch
05 May 1991 Canada v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-0 Olympics North and Central America semi-final round group B
12 May 1991 El Salvador v Canada L 3-1 Olympics North and Central America semi-final round group B
20 May 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v Canada W 1-3 Olympics North and Central America semi-final round group B
28 Jun 1991 Honduras v Canada L 4-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
03 Jul 1991 Canada v Jamaica W 3-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group A
08 Aug 1991 Canada v El Salvador W 4-0 Olympics North and Central America semi-final round group B
05 Apr 1992 Canada v Mexico D 1-1 Olympics
12 Apr 1992 Canada v Honduras D 2-2 Olympics
21 Apr 1992 Mexico v Canada L 4-1 Olympics
26 Apr 1992 Honduras v Canada L 1-0 Olympics
10 May 1992 USA v Canada L 3-1 Olympics
17 May 1992 Canada v USA W 2-1 Olympics
03 Sep 1992 Canada v USA L 0-2 International Friendly
15 Nov 1992 Canada v Bermuda W 4-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
03 Mar 1993 USA v Canada D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Mar 1993 Canada v Korea Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Mar 1993 Canada v Korea Republic W 2-0 International Friendly
04 Apr 1993 Honduras v Canada D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final
11 Apr 1993 Canada v El Salvador W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final
18 Apr 1993 Canada v Honduras W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final
02 May 1993 El Salvador v Canada W 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final
09 May 1993 Canada v Mexico L 1-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final
11 Jul 1993 Canada v Costa Rica D 1-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
15 Jul 1993 Canada v Martinique D 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
18 Jul 1993 Mexico v Canada L 8-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
31 Jul 1993 Canada v Australia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off
15 Aug 1993 Australia v Canada L 2-1 (1-4) FIFA World Cup Play-off
01 Jun 1994 Canada v Morocco D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Canada v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1994 Canada v Germany L 0-2 International Friendly
24 Jan 1995 Canada v Denmark L 0-1 Skydome Tournament
26 Jan 1995 Canada v Portugal D 1-1 Skydome Tournament
22 May 1995 Canada v Northern Ireland W 2-0 CANADA CUP
28 May 1995 Canada v Chile L 1-2 CANADA CUP
04 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey L 1-3 CANADA CUP
08 Jun 1995 Canada v Turkey L 0-3 CANADA CUP
01 Aug 1995 Canada v Jamaica W 3-1 Caribbean Cup
03 Aug 1995 Canada v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-1 Caribbean Cup
11 Oct 1995 Chile v Canada L 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1996 Canada v Costa Rica L 0-1 International Friendly
30 Aug 1996 Canada v Panama W 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 2
10 Oct 1996 Canada v Cuba W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 2
13 Oct 1996 Canada v Cuba W 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 2
27 Oct 1996 Panama v Canada D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 2
15 Dec 1996 El Salvador v Canada W 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group 2
02 Mar 1997 Mexico v Canada L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
16 Mar 1997 USA v Canada L 3-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
06 Apr 1997 Canada v El Salvador D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
27 Apr 1997 Canada v Jamaica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
01 Jun 1997 Canada v Costa Rica W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
07 Sep 1997 Jamaica v Canada L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
14 Sep 1997 El Salvador v Canada L 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
12 Oct 1997 Canada v Mexico D 2-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
09 Nov 1997 Canada v USA L 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
16 Nov 1997 Costa Rica v Canada L 3-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF final round
27 Apr 1999 Northern Ireland v Canada D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 1999 Canada v Guatemala W 2-0 CANADA CUP
04 Jun 1999 Canada v Iran L 0-1 CANADA CUP
06 Jun 1999 Canada v Ecuador L 1-2 CANADA CUP
09 Jul 1999 Saudi Arabia v Canada L 2-0 International Friendly
13 Feb 2000 Costa Rica v Canada D 2-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
15 Feb 2000 Canada v Korea Republic D 0-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group D
20 Feb 2000 Mexico v Canada W 1-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
24 Feb 2000 Trinidad and Tobago v Canada W 0-1 CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-final
27 Feb 2000 Colombia v Canada W 0-2 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final
16 Jul 2000 Canada v Trinidad and Tobago L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
23 Jul 2000 Panama v Canada D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
15 Aug 2000 Mexico v Canada L 2-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
03 Sep 2000 Trinidad and Tobago v Canada L 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
15 Nov 2000 Canada v Mexico D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group C
24 Apr 2001 Egypt v Canada L 3-0 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (CAIRO)
26 Apr 2001 Iran v Canada W 0-1 LG CUP FOUR NATIONS TOURNAMENT (CAIRO) 3rd place
31 May 2001 Japan v Canada L 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
02 Jun 2001 Canada v Brazil D 0-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
14 Nov 2001 Malta v Canada L 2-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Finland v Canada L 3-2 International Friendly
18 Jan 2004 Barbados v Canada W 0-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Wales v Canada L 1-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 Canada v Belize W 4-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 8
18 Aug 2004 Canada v Guatemala L 0-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
04 Sep 2004 Canada v Honduras D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
08 Sep 2004 Costa Rica v Canada L 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
09 Oct 2004 Honduras v Canada D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2
13 Oct 2004 Canada v Costa Rica L 1-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 3rd stage, group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.