Athlete Profile

Ken Pereira

Men's National Alumni

Nickname: Kenny
Position: Midfield
Age: 42
Height: 170 cm
Hometown: Unionville, ON
Residence: Unionville, ON
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Senior Caps: 348
1st Int'l Appearance: 1994 in Toronto vs. Mexico

Career Highlights

Olympic Games: 2008,2000

World Cup: 2010,1998

Ken scored the famous winning goal against Argentina in the final match of the 1999 Pan American Games, earning Canada a spot in the 2000 Olympic Games.

- Pan American Elite Team 2009, 2011
- Canada's flag bearer at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
- Four time Pan American Games medalist
- Two time Olympian (2000, 2008)

Field Hockey Background

My uncle and cousin got me started at age 16.

Former Teams: GOA Reds Club (Toronto)

Coaches: Robin D'Abreo, Alan Brahmst, Louis Mendonca, Shiaz Virjee, Gene Muller

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

Every time I get to see the guys for training or games.

Proudest Moment

Qualifying for two Olympics, two World Cups and carrying in the Canadian flag for the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

My Life

I have a great family, I love all sports, and my goal is to go to one more Olympic Games.


University: Centennial College (2001)

Degree/ Major: Business Administration

Languages: English

Advice for aspiring athletes...

Life is short, you got to live it - and have fun doing it.

Favourite Quote

"Have fun."


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