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Gary Collier (footballer)

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Full name  Gary Collier
1972–1979  Bristol City
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Height  1.85 m
Role  Footballer
Place of birth  Bristol, England
Name  Gary Collier

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Date of birth  (1955-02-04) 4 February 1955 (age 60)

Playing position  Central defender

Gary Collier (born 4 February 1955) is an English former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Active in both England and the United States, Collier made over 500 career league appearances.

Career

Born in Bristol, Collier played in the Football League for Bristol City and Coventry City between 1972 and 1980, making a total of 195 league appearances. In 1980, Collier moved to the United States, to play for the Portland Timbers in the North American Soccer League. In 1982, the Timbers collapsed and Collier moved as a free agent to the San Diego Sockers for the 1982-1983 Major Indoor Soccer League season. He would play two outdoor and four indoor seasons for the Sockers. In February 1987, the Sockers sold Collier's contract to the Kansas City Comets for $5,000. The Comets released him at the end of the season and he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Sting. The Sting released Collier in June 1988, just before the team collapsed. In 1990, he replaced Derek Armstrong as head coach of the San Diego Nomads in the American Professional Soccer League. In addition to coaching, Collier also played on the Nomads' backline that year.

References

Gary Collier (footballer) Wikipedia


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