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Full name  Gerard Gray
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder

Height  1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Place of birth  Glasgow, Scotland
Name  Gerry Gray
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Date of birth  (1961-01-20) 20 January 1961 (age 54)

Gerard "Gerry" Gray (born 20 January 1961 in Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Canadian national soccer team player and head coach.

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Club career

Born and raised in Scotland, Gray moved to Canada at the age of 12 and played for several teams in Canada and the United States in the NASL. In 1982 Gray was named to the NASL’s first North American All-Star team.

Gray also played indoor soccer in the original MISL for the Chicago Sting as well as the Tacoma Stars.

Gray played outdoors again in the Canadian Soccer League with the Ottawa Intrepid in 1988, Hamilton Steelers in 1989, Toronto Blizzard in 1990, the Steelers again in 1991, and then the Blizzard again in the same year.

In April 2001, Gray was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.

International career

Gray was a member of the national youth team that played in the 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship in Japan. He then made his senior debut for Canada in a September 1980 friendly match against New Zealand and earned a total of 34 caps, scoring 2 goals, one of which came via a stunning free kick versus Mexico in a 1982 World Cup qualifier.

He has represented Canada in 11 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played in two of Canada's games at the 1986 FIFA World Cup finals, the country's only appearance at a World Cup finals. He also played for Canada at the 1984 Olympics.

His final international game was a March 1991 friendly match against the United States.

For this era of his career, he was named Mississauga, Ontario's Professional Athlete of the Year in 1980, and he was inducted into the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

Managerial career

On 8 April 2010, Gray was appointed the head coach for the Tacoma F.C. of the USL Premier Development League.

International goals

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.

References

Gerry Gray Wikipedia


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