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 54)
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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

He is the father of Willem II (football club) and New Zealand Under-20 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.

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