Garry Ayre
Garry
Ayre

Born
Oct 12, 1953
Age
68
Club
N/A
Birthplace
Vancouver, CAN
Height
180 cm
School(s)
N/A
Where they grew up
Vancouver, CAN
TEAM HONOURS (1)
STATS
International "A" Level - CAN MNT
14 Appearances
14 Starts
0 Goals
0 Assists

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Garry Ayre
Garry Ayre... soccer family (son Keegan)... both of his parents were born in Hull, ENG... grew up participating in soccer, baseball, basketball and track and field... he was eight years old when he started playing soccer at Grandview Legion 179 (house league team Highriggers)... growing up, favourites included Pelé, Johan Cruyff, George Best, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer... worked for Canadian Kenworth Trucks Ltd in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in 1974 to join Canada Soccer’s national team “in being”... worked for adidas Canada in Toronto... in 1976, he made news when he “was fired from his job tending a blast furnace and refused unemployment insurance benefits because he insists on playing soccer for Canada’s Olympic team” (Vancouver’s General Metal Industries Ltd, where Ayre made $6 per hour, was “too small to allow Mr. Ayre’s leaves of absence to participate in the Games”)... in 1976, he worked as a “laundry worker” in New Westminster when he selected to play for Canada at the Olympic Games... once noted historian Colin Jose, Garry was “often used in a special midfield role... to overshadow the opposition’s key player”... said Eddie Firmani in 1979, Ayre was “very strong and an aggressive player”... wrote the Portland Timbers in 1981, “a very physical defender who also has the ability to play in midfield; an experienced player who is very difficult to move off the ball”...

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