Leigh Gunn

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Leigh Gunn
Personal information
Full name Leigh James Gunn[1]
Date of birth (1980-12-24) 24 December 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Fraser Park FC
Number 9
Youth career
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 26 (7)
2001 Macarthur Rams 0 (0)
2001–2002 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 6 (3)
2002 Macarthur Rams 0 (0)
2002–2004 Canterbury-Marrickville 26 (12)
2004 Fairfield Bulls 21 (8)
2007 APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Fraser Park
National team
1999 Philippines U-23 ? (?)
1999–2010 Philippines 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:49, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Leigh James Gunn (born 24 December 1980) is an AustralianFilipino footballer who plays as a forward for Fraser Park FC. He has also represented the Philippines at international level.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Gunn became the top scorer of Canterbury-Marrickville Olympic during the 2002–2003 season with 12 goals.[2]

International career[edit]

Gunn was initially called up to the Philippines national U-23 team during the preliminary qualifiers for the 2000 Summer Olympics football tournament from June to July 1999.[3] During the qualifiers he scored a goal in the 2–2 draw with Nepal.[4] Shortly after the Olympic qualifiers, Gunn was called up to the full national team for the 1999 Southeast Asian Games. He played in two of the Philippines' three matches during the tournament; against Myanmar and Laos.[5]

Gunn featured again for the Philippines during the 2000 Tiger Cup. He played in the first two of the Philippines' three matches but was only used as a substitute.[6] It would be his last international appearance until 2006.

In 2006, he was called up again by the Philippines for the inaugural AFC Challenge Cup. Again only playing in two of the Philippines' three fixtures; against India[7] and Afghanistan.[8] They failed to advance from the group stage and the two appearances he made would be his last at international level. However, later that year, he would be part of the Philippines squad that was to compete in the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualification tournament but was sacked by then coach Aris Caslib one week before the qualifiers for speaking out on the terrible conditions of the training venue and the coaching methods.[9]

On 10 May 2011, it was reported that Gunn would be returning to the national team for the start of their preparations for their 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification first round tie against Sri Lanka.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gunn's mother Viol Noval is from Liloan, Cebu.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Philippines roster - 2008 AFC Challenge Cup". The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "West Sydney Berries history". Football NSW. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Cutillas, Juan (10 June 1999). "Bon voyage and good luck to RP Olympic football team". Manila Standard. p. 11. 
  4. ^ "Results From Olympics Quarlifiers Of Asian Group Six" (reprint, fee required). Xinhua News Agency. HighBeam Research. 30 June 1999. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie. "South East Asian Games 1999 Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Morrison, Neil. "ASEAN ("Tiger") Cup 2000 (Thailand) (Full Info)". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Match summary: Philippines - India" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Match summary: Philippines - Afghanistan" (PDF). The-AFC.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "RP booters tired from training?". Manila Standard Today. 15 November 2006. p. D2. 
  10. ^ Manotoc, TJ (10 May 2011). "Azkals begin training for World Cup qualifier". ABS-CBNnews.com. Alto Broadcasting System-Chronicle Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Motus, Bobby (5 August 2011). "SOFA - State of Football, Addressed". Feel the Game. The Freeman. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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