Michael McComie (22 April 1972 – 4 December 2018) was a Trinidadian football player and coach.
|Date of birth||22 April 1972|
|Date of death||4 December 2018(aged 46)|
|St Augustine Secondary|
|1997||San Juan Jabloteh|
|1991||Trinidad and Tobago U20|
|1998–2003||Trinidad and Tobago||5||(0)|
|Ma Pau Stars|
|Trinidad and Tobago U20|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
As a player, McComie played as a goalkeeper at both professional and international levels. He later became an award-winning coach.
As a youth McComie played for St Augustine Secondary, and was recognised for his ability in what was described as a "talented" team led by Jerren Nixon. He played senior football in the TT Pro League for San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public. His transfer between the clubs involved a five-figure transfer fee. He also played indoor football in the United States. He retired from playing in 2004.
McComie represented Trinidad and Tobago under-20s at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship. He earned five caps for the senior team. His international career was hampered by the availability of other Trinidadian goalkeepers such as Shaka Hislop, Ross Russell, Kelvin Jack and Clayton Ince.
McComie was renowned for his playing forward of the traditional goalkeeper's position acting almost as a defensive sweeper at a time when relatively few goalkeepers chose to play the ball in the outfield; he also played on occasion as a midfielder or striker.
McComie worked as an assistant coach to the Trinidad and Tobago under-23 team before returning to Joe Public for the second time in July 2007. He was replaced by Keith Griffith in July 2008, but continued to work with the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 team. While with Joe Public he won the TT Pro League Manager of the Year award.
Later life and deathEdit
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- "Michael McComie". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- Joel Bailey (5 December 2018). "Ex-TT goalie McComie passes away". Newsday. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- Joel Bailey (16 July 2007). "Jabloteh held to 1-1 draw". Newsday. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "McComie relieved of 'Public' duties". SocaWarriors. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "Former footballer McComie has passed". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.