Michael McGarry

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Michael McGarry
Personal information
Full name Michael Daniel McGarry
Date of birth (1965-05-17) 17 May 1965 (age 53)
Place of birth Mosgiel, New Zealand
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Dunedin City
1988 Mosgiel
1989 Sydney Olympic 17 (2)
1989–1990 Christchurch United
1991–1995 Roslyn-Wakari
1996–1997 Miramar Rangers
1998–2000 Spirit FC
2001– Mosgiel
National team
1986–1997 New Zealand 54 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael McGarry (born 17 May 1965) was a successful association footballer who frequently represented New Zealand in the 1980s and 1990s.

Club career

His senior career began with Dunedin City and later Mosgiel, before he moved to Australia to join Sydney Olympic in the National Soccer League.[1] He returned to New Zealand after a single season to join Christchurch United where he won back-to-back Jack Batty Memorial Trophies contesting the Chatham Cup final on the winning side in 1989 and the losing side in 1990.[2]

International career

McGarry scored in his full All Whites début in a 4–2 win over Fiji on 17 September 1986[3] and ended his international playing career having pulled on the all white shirt 87 times,[4] including 54 A-international caps in which he scored 12 goals,[5][6] earning his final cap in a 0–5 loss to Indonesia on 21 September 1997.[3]

Personal life

He is the father of Wellington Phoenix FC and New Zealand Under-17 footballer James McGarry.[7] Also a teacher at Otago Boys High School


  1. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  2. ^ Domestic Football – Chatham Cup
  3. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  4. ^ McMurran, Alistair (13 November 2009). "Football: Huge boost in prospect- McGarry". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  6. ^ "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  7. ^ "U-17 duo earn 'Nix contracts". oceaniafootball.com. 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.

External links

  • Michael McGarryFIFA competition record (archive)
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