Player Profile

Michael McGarry

Nationality :New Zealand
Date Of Birth :17/5/1965
Games Played :88
Goals :21
Position :Midfielder

Michael McGarry (born 17 May 1965) was a successful 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. 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.

International career

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

Personal life

He is the father of Wellington Phoenix FC and New Zealand Under-17 footballer James McGarry.