Gabriel Gervais

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Gabriel Gervais
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Gervais
Date of birth (1976-09-18) September 18, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Montreal, Quebec
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender (retired)
Youth career
Université du Québec
Syracuse University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Rochester Rhinos 15 (2)
2002–2008 Montreal Impact 150 (7)
National team
2004–2007 Canada 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 31, 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 31, 2008

Gabriel Gervais (born September 18, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired defender who played for the Montreal Impact and Canada.

Club career[edit]

During this tenure with the Montreal Impact Gervais helped the club win the league championship in 2004, as well as the regular season championships in 2005 and 2006. He was proclaimed Defensive Player of the Year for the Impact three times in 2002, 2003 and 2006, and won the Giuseppe-Saputo Trophy in 2004, awarded to the most valuable player of the Impact. Gervais was also named Defender of the Year in the USL First Division in 2003, 2004 and 2006, becoming the first player in the league to win that award in three consecutive years. Gervais was also picked on the USL First Division All-League Team for six straight years, from 2002 to 2007.

On January 6, 2009 Gervais announced his retirement from soccer, after a nine year career in the United Soccer Leagues First Division.[1] On April 15, 2009 during the Montreal Impact's pre-season banquet the club honoured Gervais by recognizing him as a Team Builder and was made an ambassador to the club.[2]

International career[edit]

Gervais made his national team debut on January 18, 2004 in a 1-0 win against Barbados. Gervais was invited to the Canadian World Cup team's training camp held between January 12 and January 23, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, following the hiring of Frank Yallop as new head coach. That was his first invitation at that level - Gervais played his first game for the Canadian national team on January 18, 2004 against Barbados. He helped his team beat Barbados 1-0. He played against Guatemala September 8, 2004 in a World Cup qualifying game.[3] He played an international friendly against Northern Ireland on February 9, 2005 in Belfast where he received two yellow cards and was sent off. He was invited to the Canadian national team's training camp in Fort Lauderdale from June 4–9, 2005, and to the Gold Cup, from July 6–24. Though he missed the opening game for Canada at the Gold Cup against Costa Rica due to injury, he started and played 90 minutes against the USA on July 9, as well as playing against Cuba on July 12.

Personal life[edit]

After his retirement, he graduated from the MBA program at McGill University in Montreal.

Career stats[edit]

Team Season League Domestic
League
Domestic
Playoffs
Domestic
Cup1
Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Rochester Rhinos 2000 A-League 1 0 0 - - - - - - 1 0 0
2001 A-League 14 2 3 1 0 0 - - - 15 2 3
Montreal Impact 2002 A-League 28 2 0 4 0 0 - - - 32 2 0
2003 A-League 26 1 1 2 0 0 - - - 28 1 1
2004 A-League 26 0 0 5 0 0 - - - 31 0 0
2005 USL-1 21 2 0 2 0 0 - - - 23 2 0
2006 USL-1 23 1 0 2 0 0 - - - 25 1 0
2007 USL-1 17 1 2 2 0 0 - - - 19 1 2
2008 USL-1 9 0 0 - - - 1 0 0 10 0 0
Career Total - 165 9 6 18 0 0 1 0 0 184 9 6

Last Update: May 18, 2009

1) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (American Based Clubs) - Nutrilite Canadian Cup (Canadian Based Clubs)

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