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Gavin Wilkinson
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Personal information
Full name Gavin Brian Wilkinson
Date of birth 5 November 1973 (1973-11-05) (age 36)
Place of birth    Auckland, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Portland Timbers
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992-1996
1996-1999
1999-2000
2000
2000-2001
2001-2006
Waitakere City
Perth Glory
Instant-Dict
Geylang United
Kilkenny City
Portland Timbers

0680(4)
0130(2)
0150(2)
0120(0)
1240(4)   
National team2
1996-2002 New Zealand 0330(1)
Teams managed
2007- Portland Timbers

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 10/22/2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 10/22/2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Gavin Wilkinson (born 5 November 1973) is a former New Zealand footballer and current coach and General Manager of the USL First Division Portland Timbers. As a player, he was known as a strong leader and defender.

He played for the New Zealand national football team, the All Whites and collected 33 caps in official FIFA internationals, scoring 1 goal.[1][2]

Wilkinson played defense for with the USL Portland Timbers from 2001-2006, adding assistant coach duties in 2005 and 2006. Wilkinson retired as an active player and was named Head Coach and General Manager for the Portland Timbers in September 2006. During the 2009 season, he directed the Timbers to the Commissioner's Cup as the regular season champion and a league record 24 game unbeaten string (14-0-10), smashing the previous record of 16. Wilkinson also runs the EastSide United FC, a youth soccer club based in Gresham, OR.

Gavin not only played for the Portland Timbers, but has also played for the New Zealand National Team 40 times in various competitions including World Cup Qualifiers and the Confederations Cup, playing against countries like USA, Germany & Brazil.

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Honours

Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award 1996/1997 season

USL-1 Coach of the Year 2007 and 2009

Managerial stats

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Portland Timbers United States 26 September 2006 Present 88 37 22 29 42.04
Preceded by
Chris Agnello
Portland Timbers manager
2007-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Awards
Preceded by
Inaugural
Perth Glory Most Glorious Player Award
1996–97
Succeeded by
Danny Hay
Preceded by
Mike Anhaeuser
USL-1 Coach of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Colin Clarke
Preceded by
Colin Clarke
USL-1 Coach of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
incumbent

References

  1. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/NZRepSoccer/id1708.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-25.  
  2. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/NZRepSoccer/id1842.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-25.  

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