Rob Gier

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Rob Gier
Personal information
Full name Robert James Dazo Gier
Date of birth (1981-01-06) 6 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Ascot, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Ascot United
Number 28
Youth career
Ascot United
Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Wimbledon 71 (0)
2004–2006 Rushden & Diamonds 67 (2)
2006–2007 Cambridge United 17 (0)
2007 Woking 7 (0)
2007–2008 Aldershot Town 38 (0)
2008–2009 Grays Athletic 18 (0)
2009– Ascot United ? (?)
National team
2009– Philippines 63 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 January 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:17, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Robert James Dazo "Rob" Gier (born 6 January 1981) is an English–Filipino footballer who plays mainly as a centre back for Ascot United and the Philippines national team where he is also the captain.

Club career[edit]

Gier began his career at Wimbledon, who had been relegated from the Premiership in 1999–2000 season. He made his debut the following season, starting a 0–0 home draw with Sheffield United on 28 October 2000.

In 2004 he joined Rushden & Diamonds,[1] and was part of the side that was relegated from the Football League in 2005–06. He left the club following their relegation, and had spells in the Conference with Cambridge United,[2] and Woking during the 2006–07 season.

He joined Aldershot Town at the start of the 2007–08 season,[3] and was part of the side that won the Conference with a record points total. He made 38 league appearances for the club, all starts, but despite this was released at the end of the campaign.[4]

On 22 May 2008, Grays Athletic announced they had signed Gier on a one-year contract,[5] however, he was transfer listed by the club in January 2009, with financial pressures and manager Wayne Burnett's plans being cited as the reason.[6]

Gier joined Hellenic League Premier Division club Ascot United in November 2009, after being released at the end of the previous season by Grays Athletic.[7]

In January 2012, the United Football League and Filipino club Global FC announced that Gier had joined them.[8] Gier has yet to make an appearance for Global in a league match.

International career[edit]

Gier was called up to the Philippines national team in March 2009, for the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in April, where they were due to face, Turkmenistan, Bhutan and the Maldives.[9] He made his international debut in 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualification match against Bhutan on 14 April 2009 and also played against Maldives and Turkmenistan.

10 September 2012, Rob Gier scored his first international goal for the Philippines in a 2–1 loss to Laos,[10] however it was not a FIFA-sanctioned match.[11]

He Scored his first official international goal for the Philippines in the 2014 Philippine Peace Cup against Chinese Taipei.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2014 Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila  Chinese Taipei
1–0
5–1
2014 Philippine Peace Cup[12]
2. 25 November 2014 Mỹ Đình National Stadium, Hanoi  Indonesia
4–0
4–0
2014 AFF Suzuki Cup

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Aldershot Town

National team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rushden snap up trio". BBC Sport. 24 May 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Cambridge to sign defender Hooper". BBC Sport. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Aldershot boss recruits quartet". BBC Sport. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Aldershot bid farewell to quartet". BBC Sport. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "Grays Athletic add three to squad". BBC Sport. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Grays place four on transfer list". BBC Sport. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Gier coup for Ascot". Non-League Daily. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Gier, Beloya, Greatwich lead new UFL faces". InterAKTV. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Robert James Gier Player Profile". azkalsfootballteam.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (12 September 2012). "Azkals yield to Laotians in ill-tempered 'friendly'". Philippine Daily Inquirer. inquirer.net. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Decena, Karl (12 September 2012). "FIFA: Azkals loss to Laos invalid". interaksyon.com. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Roy Moore (3 September 2014). "Azkals dominate Chinese Taipei in rain-delayed match to open Peace Cup". GMA Network. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 

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