Gerry Gray

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Gerry Gray
Personal information
Full name Gerard Gray
Date of birth (1961-01-20) 20 January 1961 (age 54)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 Vancouver Whitecaps 82 (13)
1979-1982 Vancouver Whitecaps (indoor) 32 (29)
1982–1983 Golden Bay Earthquakes (indoor) 36 (11)
1983 Montreal Manic 25 (3)
1983-1984 New York Cosmos (indoor) 28 (14)
1984 New York Cosmos 13 (1)
1984 Chicago Sting 6 (0)
1984–1986 Chicago Sting (indoor) 49 (37)
1986–1987 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 50 (15)
1987–1988 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 49 (20)
1988 Ottawa Intrepid
1988–1990 Tacoma Stars (indoor) 73 (19)
1989 Hamilton Steelers
1989–1990 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 12 (3)
1990 Toronto Blizzard
1991 Hamilton Steelers
1991 Toronto Blizzard
National team
1980–1991 Canada 34 (2)
Teams managed
2010–2012 Tacoma F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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

Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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[1] 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.

Managerial career[edit]

On April 8, 2010, Gray was appointed the head coach for the Tacoma F.C. of the USL Premier Development League.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 November 1980 Mexico City, Mexico  Mexico 1-1 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 10 May 1986 Toronto, Canada  Wales 2-0 Friendly match

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Record at FIFA Tournaments - FIFA
  2. ^ "Tacoma Tide FC Hire Hall of Famer as New Coach". tacomafc.com. Retrieved 2010-05-20.