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Avery John

Avery John Nickname
Height6′ 0″ (1.83 m)
Date of Birth June 18th, 1975 (age 49)
Place of Birth Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
Debut July 28th, 1996 (aged 21)
Caps/Goals70    ( 0 goals)
Last ClubDC United (4/2009-1/2010)
Previous ClubsMiami FC (5/2008-9/2008), New England Revolution (5/2004-11/2007), Longford Town (9/2002-8/2003), Bohemian FC (2001-2002), Shelbourne United (8/2000-2001), Boston Bulldogs (2000-2000), New Orleans Storm (2000-2000), Bohemian FC (9/1999-2000), Maryland Mania (1999-1999), Raleigh Flyers (1998-1998)
SchoolsYavapai College, American University, Vessigny Government Secondary, Presentation College San Fernando

A sturdy left-footed defender who is strong in the tackle and in the air. He spent three seasons of his career playing in the eircom Premier League in the Republic of Ireland with Bohemian F.C. Dublin, Shelbourne United and Longford Town. John also played with the Boston Bulldogs and New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers of the USL's A-League. Graduated from American University in May 1999, with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in International Marketing ... spent two years at Junior College powerhouse Yavapai College (Ariz.). The former Presentation College, San Fernando captain has a bright future ahead of him.
(TTFF Media player profile)

A strong tackling left footer capable of playing in either central defence or on the flanks, Avery John has the speed to unsettle opposing forwards.

After stints with South Africa’s Orlando Pirates, and Irish clubs Shelbourne, Bohemians FC and Longford Town, New England Revolution signed him in May 2004. Work permit issues have stopped him from signing for English clubs Colchester United and Wycombe Wanderers.

A regular starter in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, he also played in the 1998 and 2002 qualification campaigns.
(FIFA WC 2006 profile)

Honors for Avery
  • U.S. Open Cup Winner's Medal with the New England Revolution in 2007
  • Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal Gold (World Cup Squad) in 2006
  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Hall of Fame in 2005

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