Sykes Garro

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Sykes Garro
Personal information
Full name Sykes Garro
Date of birth (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Gibraltar
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
St Joseph's
Youth career
–2010 Lions Gibraltar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Lions Pilots
2012–2016 Lions Gibraltar 36 (2)
2016–2018 Europa 32 (5)
2018–2019 Lincoln Red Imps 8 (0)
2019– St Joseph's 0 (0)
National team
2015 Gibraltar development squad 3 (0)
2016– Gibraltar 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2018

Sykes Garro (born 26 February 1993)[citation needed] is a Gibraltarian footballer who plays as a forward for St Joseph's.

Club career[edit]

A product of Lions Gibraltar's youth system, Garro began his senior career at the club's feeder team, Lions Pilots. In 2011 he left Gibraltar to study at Northumbria University, although in 2012 he signed a contract at Lions Gibraltar so he remained registered at the club until his return in 2014. He played a total of 36 games over two seasons, helping the side to a 4th place finish in the 2015–16 season. His performances for Lions attracted the attention of regular title challengers Europa, who signed him as one of a number of new Gibraltarian signings to bolster the squad ahead of the new season, in order to comply with new GFA rules on home grown players. He played 15 times (primarily as a substitute), scoring twice, as Europa won the 2016–17 Gibraltar Premier Division. He became a more regular starting feature the following season after the departure of Liam Walker, scoring 3 times in 17 games as Europa finished second in the league. His performances, however, attracted the attention of rivals Lincoln Red Imps, who signed him in June 2018.

International career[edit]

Garro first played internationally for Gibraltar in a development team at the 2015 Island Games.[1] After impressing at Europa, Garro received his first international callup in November 2016. He made his debut for the Gibraltar national football team on 13 November 2016, in a 3–1 loss against Cyprus.[2]


With Europa