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|Full name||Alexander Bunbury|
|Date of birth||18 June 1967|
|Place of birth||Plaisance, Guyana|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1999–2000||Kansas City Wizards||24||(4)|
|2008–2012||MN Thunder Academy|
|2014-||Minnesota Twin Stars|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Alexander "Alex" Bunbury (born 18 June 1967) is a Canadian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. In 2012 as part of the Canadian Soccer Association's centennial celebration, he was honoured on the all-time Canada XI men's team.
Born in Plaisance, Guyana, Bunbury started playing professionally with the Hamilton Steelers in Canada, also having one-year spells in the Canadian Soccer League with the Toronto Blizzard and Montreal Supra.
In 1993, after an unassuming season for West Ham United (only six appearances overall), he moved to Portugal's C.S. Marítimo, going on to become the Madeira club's all-time leading goalscorer in the first division, with 59 goals in 165 games. In his second season, he won the Foreign Player of the Year award. His final season proved to be the most prolific, when he scored 15 league goals.
In early 1999, after requesting a move to play closer to his hometown of Montreal, Bunbury returned to North America, and retired after two seasons with the Kansas City Wizards of the Major League Soccer. Subsequently, he took up coaching, first with Bangu FC, then at the Minnesota Thunder Academy (MTA).
Bunbury played in all three of Canada's games at the 1985 FIFA World Youth Championship in the Soviet Union. He made his senior debut in an August 1986 Merlion Cup match against Singapore, and went on to earn 66 caps, scoring 16 goals.
Bunbury ranked third in the all-time scorer's list, and fifth in caps (17 June 2008). He represented Canada in 28 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and played at the inaugural 1989 FIFA Futsal World Championship.
Bunbury's final international was a November 1997 World Cup qualification match against Costa Rica, a game after which Paul Dolan, Geoff Aunger, Frank Yallop and Colin Miller also said farewell to the national team.
- Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
- Canadian International Player of the Year: 1993, 1995
- Portuguese League Foreign Player of the Year: 1994–95
After his retirement, Bunbury made Prior Lake, Minnesota his home, where he worked as a youth soccer coach and trainer. He is the father of Teal Bunbury, a 2010 Hermann Award winner for soccer who also played for Sporting Kansas City in MLS.
- Profile at Zerozero
- Stats at ForaDeJogo
- The Wonderful World of West Ham United statistics
- Alex Bunbury at National-Football-Teams.com
- Soccer Hall of Fame inductee page