Avery John

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Avery John
Personal information
Full name Avery John
Date of birth (1975-06-18) 18 June 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1994–1995 Yavapai Roughriders
1996–1999 American Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 New Orleans Storm 0 (0)
1999 Maryland Mania
1999–2000 Bohemians 21 (0)
2000 Boston Bulldogs 11 (0)
2000–2001 Shelbourne 10 (0)
2001–2002 Bohemians 19 (1)
2002–2003 Longford Town 25 (1)
2004–2008 New England Revolution 75 (0)
2008 Miami FC 15 (0)
2009 D.C. United 6 (0)
National team
1996– Trinidad and Tobago 65 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2009

Avery John CM (born 18 June 1975 in Point Fortin) is a Trinidadian soccer player.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

John attended Vessigny [Antilles] Government Secondary School and then Presentation College, and played college soccer for Yavapai College in Arizona and American University in Washington, DC. In his four seasons with American, John was named First Team All-Colonial Athletic Association and Second Team All-South Atlantic Region in his second year. In that same year, he helped win the CAA Championship and bring the team into the NCAA Quarterfinals.[1]

Professional[edit]

In July 1998, John joined the New Orleans Storm of the USISL.[2] In 2000, upon graduating, John played briefly in the American A-League, with the Steve Nicol-coached Boston Bulldogs. John spent much of his early professional career playing in the League of Ireland. John is perhaps best known in Ireland for playing for Bohemians, with whom he spent two spells and worked under three different managers. John was a fan favourite with Bohemians, where he became a cult figure who had several songs in his honour. John also had a brief spell with Shelbourne, and Longford Town after having been denied a work permit to sign for Colchester United following a successful pre season in 2002.

John moved to the United States to play for New England Revolution, and his old coach Steve Nicol, in Major League Soccer in 2004. With the Revolution, John was a regular member of the starting line-up in all his four years with the team, and despite with injuries, international duty, and occasional loss of form, never appeared in fewer than 10 games in a season.

On 1 May 2008, John signed with Miami FC of the USL First Division, and played 15 games for the side. On 23 April 2009, he signed with D.C. United, after the team completed a trade for his rights. The Revolution, which had retained his MLS rights, traded those rights, in exchange for a conditional draft pick in either the 2010 or 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[3] John was released by D.C. United on 20 January 2010.[4]

International[edit]

John has appeared in over 50 matches with the Trinidad and Tobago national team. In his first match at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he was dismissed with his second yellow card for a rash tackle on Sweden's Christian Wilhelmsson, making John the first player to be sent off in the tournament and causing him to miss Trinidad and Tobago's high profile game with England.

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