Gregory Messam

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Gregory Messam (born 24 July 1973) is a Jamaican football defender.

Nicknamed 'Skippy', the solid left-back played for local teams Arnett Gardens F.C. and Olympic Gardens F.C.,[1] and has played overseas for Richmond Kickers, then of the USA A-League.[2]

During 1996, Messam played for the Colorado Foxes[3] in the A-League, where he played alongside fellow Jamaican internationals Walter Boyd, Wolde Harris, Fabian Davis, and Anthony McCreath under the direction of head coach Lorne Donaldson.

He made his debut as a substitute for the Reggae Boyz in 1995 against Canada and played his last international in 1998 against Trinidad & Tobago, collecting over 30 caps. Messam was a regular starter at left wingback during the early rounds of Jamaica's successful World Cup qualifying effort in 1998.[3] He unfortunately was left out of Jamaica's 1998 FIFA World Cup squad in favour of Ricardo Gardner, but he was however allowed to accompany the team in France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profile: Gregory Messam". Jamaican National Premier League. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Richmond Kickers rush to a 3-0 shutout of the MLS's Rapids". Soccer Times. 2000-06-14. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ a b Mahoney, Ridge. "Reggae Boyz bring a new look". Soccer America, 3 October 1997. Retrieved on 5 July 2014.