Canada is celebrating it's 150th anniversary of it's confederation today (July 1).
Brentford have had players who have featured for Canada during their career, most notably Gordon Sweetzer.
At the time of him joining the club from QPR in 1975, he was the third player born outside Britain and Ireland to represent the club.
He became a fans favourite with his all-action style earning him plaudits as well as goals. In total, he made 88 appearances for the club, over two spells, and scored 45 goals. Sweetzer is the only player to score on both of his Bees debuts.
Bees fan Greville Waterman remembered: He ran and chased everything. He would score goals off his backside and was loved by fans as he gave everything.
“For about two years, he was deadly. He didn't have great ball control but he would harry and harrass defenders.
“There was a game towards the end of 77 and he got a hat-trick against Torquay. Their centre half was Pat Kruse and he signed the next week.”
Sweetzer was sold to Cambridge United in 1978 before he returned to hometown Toronto and joined the Toronto Blizzard.
After a brief return to Brentford, Sweetzer ended his career with the Edmonton Drillers.
While Sweetzer was capped by his country, it was not during his time at Griffin Park.
Niall Thompson is the only Brentford player to be capped by Canada while at the Bees in 1998.
He only made eight appearances for the club, and was sent off for a stamp at Carlisle. However, he scored for his adopted country against Macedonia in 1998, one of two goals for Canada.
Thompson started out at Crystal Palace and had spells at Colchester, Montreal Impact, Seattle Sounders, Zultse, Vancouver, Airdrieonians, Bay Area Seals, Wycombe and the Vancouver Whitecaps.