Edmonton Brickmen (1987-90)

Initially part of the Western Soccer Alliance in 1985, the Edmonton Brickmen would join the CSL in 1987. Named after financial backers The Brick Warehouse and owned by Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, Edmonton would play out of John Ducey Park and Clarke Stadium. Ross Ongaro would coach and play for them, while Mel Kowalchuck would serve as president of the club.


Players fielded for the Brick Men included the likes of Ray Hudson, Norm Odinga, Justin Fashanu, Ross Ongaro, Nick Gilbert, Niall Thompson, Craig Forrest, Paul Dolan and Drew Ferguson. Unfortunately their best result came in 1989 when they made it to the semi finals only to face the ever dominant 86ers. 

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1987

Edmonton placed 3/4 in their division. They would lose to the 86ers in the quarter finals, 2-1

That season their jersey was labeled as Umbro and made by Taurus. 

Home was yellow, away was Black with a yellow sash. The training jersey was labeled as Umbro and made by Brazilian company Penalty.

1987 Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalt
1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Compa

1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalty

1987 Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalt
1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Compa

1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalty

1987 Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalt
1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Compa

1987 Edmonton Brickmen trainer worn by #4 Ray Hudson. Sponsored by Umbro but made by Brazilian Company Penalty

1987 Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson
1987 Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home #4 Matchworn by Ray Hudson

1987 Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson

1987 Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #6 Drew Ferguson

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home (courtesy of
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Home (courtesy of
1987 Edmonton Home, Ray Hudson top right corner
1987 Edmonton Home, Ray Hudson top right corner

1987 Edmonton Home, Ray Hudson top right corner

1987 Brick Men Home Norm Odinga v Blizzard
1987 Edmonton Brick Men Home Norm Odinga v Toronto Blizzard

1987 Edmonton Brick Men Home Norm Odinga v Toronto Blizzard

1987 Brickmen away
1987 Vancouver 86ers v Edmonton Brickmen away

1987 Vancouver 86ers v Edmonton Brickmen away

1987 Calgary Kickers vs Edmonton Brickmen game pamphlet (c/o Rui Viana)
1987 Calgary Kickers vs Edmonton Brickmen game pamphlet (c/o Rui Viana)
1987 Calgary Kickers vs Edmonton Brickmen game pamphlet (c/o Rui Viana)
1987 Calgary Kickers vs Edmonton Brickmen game pamphlet (c/o Rui Viana)
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)
1987 Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)

1987 Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Sean Holmes)

 

1988

Terrible season for Edmonton, they only won 4 games out of 28 meaning they missed the play offs.

That season Umbro made the shirts. Home was red,  Away was white with cross hatching.

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #2 Gregor Young
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #2 Gregor Young
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #2 Gregor Young
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Gameworn #2 Gregor Young
1988 Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher

Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away #3 Gameworn by Mike Mosher

Aug 7 1988 Edmonton Brickmen Roster away to North York
Aug 7 1988 Edmonton Brickmen Roster away to North York

Aug 7 1988 Edmonton Brickmen Roster away to North York

Aug 7 1988 North York Rockets v Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Robin Glover)
Aug 7 1988 North York Rockets v Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

Aug 7 1988 North York Rockets v Edmonton Brickmen Roster (c/o Robin Glover)

 

1989

The Brickmen would bounce back this season, primarily due to the scoring prowess of Justin Fashanu who put 17 in the back of the net. Edmonton would place 2nd in their division, then face Vancouver in the semi finals.  Vancouver would beat them 9-3 over two legs. 

That season their jersey was made by Umbro, home was white and away was red.

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Justin Fashanu
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Justin Fashanu
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Justin Fashanu
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Justin Fashanu
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #15 Rui Viana (Courtest of Rui Viana)
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home #15 Rui Viana (Courtest of Rui Viana)
1988 Brickmen Home
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home

1988 Brickmen Home Justin Fashanu #18
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Justin Fashanu #18

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home Justin Fashanu #18

1988 Brickmen Home
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Home

1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away gameworn #15 Rui Viana (c/o Rui Viana)
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away gameworn #15 Rui Viana (c/o Rui Viana)
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away gameworn #15 Rui Viana (c/o Rui Viana)
1988 Edmonton Brickmen Away gameworn #15 Rui Viana (c/o Rui Viana)
1989 Brickmen Away Justin Fashanu
1989 Brickmen Away Justin Fashanu

1989 Brickmen Away Justin Fashanu

 

1990

Unfortunately Edmonton would fall back into old habits and place last in their division, missing out on the play offs yet again. It would sadly be Edmontons last season.

That season their jersey was made by Umbro, home was white, away was red.

1990 Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson
1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson

1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson

1990 Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson
1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson

1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home #18 Matchworn Niall Thompson

1990 Edmonton Brick Men Away Gameworn #9 Nick Gilbert (C/O Nick Gilbert)
1990 Edmonton Brick Men Away Gameworn #9 Nick Gilbert (C/O Nick Gilbert)
1990 Edmonton Brick Men Away Gameworn #9 Nick Gilbert (C/O Nick Gilbert)
1990 Edmonton Brick Men Away Gameworn #9 Nick Gilbert (C/O Nick Gilbert)
1990 Brickmen Home Ricardo Zenari
1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home Ricardo Zenari

1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home Ricardo Zenari

1990 Brickmen Home 1990-07-11 v Spirit
1990 Edmonton Brickmen Home 1990-07-11 v Spirit

1990 07 11 Edmonton Brickmen Home v Kitchener Spirit

July 14 1990 Rockets v Brickmen Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)
July 14 1990 Rockets v Brickmen Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)

July 14 1990 Rockets v Brickmen Rosters (c/o Robin Glover)