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Gavin Glinton (born 1 March 1979 in Grand Turk) is a retired Turks and Caicos Islands footballer. He has been a technical director at Impact Soccer Club in Brentwood since October 2010.[1]

Gavin Glinton
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Personal information
Full name Gavin Glinton
Date of birth (1979-03-01) 1 March 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Bradley Braves 75 (43)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 Chicago Fire Reserves 12 (13)
2002–2003 Los Angeles Galaxy 31 (3)
2003 Dallas Burn 10 (0)
2006 Charleston Battery 26 (13)
2006–2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 20 (4)
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 6 (0)
2009 Carolina RailHawks 16 (2)
2010–2011 Nam Định 45 (18)
National team
2004–2014 Turks and Caicos Islands 10 (4)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Bradley Braves (assistant)
2012– Impact Soccer Club (techn dir)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 November 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 December 2014


College and amateurEdit

Glinton grew up in Livermore, California, attended Livermore High School, played club soccer with Tri-Valley Soccer Club. He also played PDL with the Silicon Valley Ambassadors, and played four years of college soccer at Bradley University, where he was a four-time All-American. He scored 53 career goals at Bradley, including 15 in 1998 and 2000, was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference First-team all four seasons (becoming first player in league history to earn first team honours four times), and was named his team's offensive MVP all four years. During his college years he also played with the Chicago Fire Reserves in the Premier Development League. He was inducted into the Bradley University Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2014.


Glinton was drafted by Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 before transferring to the Dallas Burn in 2003. His two-year totals include 44 games played with two goals and 6 assists. In 2004, he took a break from professional football to become assistant coach at his alma mater, Bradley University.

In 2006, he joined USL First Division team Charleston Battery for the 2006 season. After a successful season with the Battery where he led the team with 13 goals and was elected "Offensive MVP" by the fans, Glinton was called up by the Galaxy. He proved to be a great clutch player after the 2007 season. In the 2007 season, he was mostly used as a substitute by Galaxy coach Frank Yallop, where he scored 4 goals. Gavin followed Yallop to the San Jose Earthquakes when the coach selected him in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft. The Earthquakes released him following the 2008 season. In February 2009, he signed with the Carolina RailHawks in the USL First Division. He joined Nam Định F.C. of the V-League of Vietnam in March 2010.


Gavin Glinton plays for the Turks and Caicos Islands national team, and is their highest ever goalscorer with four goals.[2] He scored one of the goals in the country's first ever win in a FIFA international over the Cayman Islands in a Caribbean Cup game in Cuba. He has earned eight caps in total, three of them in World Cup qualification games.[3]


Gavin's younger brother, Duane Glinton, formerly of the Ogden Outlaws in the Premier Development League, also played for the national team and was the all-time national team appearances record holder before being surpassed by Philip Shearer.


Los Angeles Galaxy


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