Bob Lenarduzzi, as president of Vancouver Whitecaps FC, published an autobiography Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story (Harbour 2011),co-written with veteran sportswriter Jim Taylor. It ranges from Lenarduzzi playing pick-up games with his brothers at Callister Park in East Vancouver, to playing professional soccer with Reading FC in England, to his early career with the Vancouver Whitecaps and the team's heady 1979 victory when they won the North American Soccer League Soccer Bowl championship. He also remembers what it was like to play on the first Canadian team to make it to a FIFA World Cup final and describes his experiences as a coach and player for the Vancouver '86ers.

Lenarduzzi has been a Vancouver sports icon for over two decades, involved in the sport of soccer as a player, coach, and general manager and representative of Canada at World Cup and Olympic levels. Lenarduzzi has been inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame, United Soccer League's Hall of Fame, the North American Soccer Hall of Fame and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the Order of British Columbia.

Jim Taylor first met Lenarduzzi when he was nineteen. He accompanied Canada's National soccer team, including Lenarduzzi, during their World Cup bids.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story

BOOKS:

Bob Lenarduzzi: A Canadian Soccer Story (Harbour 2011) $28.95