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Still the all-time leading scorer at Maritimo:

Alex Bunbury (born June 16, 1967 in Plaisance, Guyana) is a former Canadian elite professional soccer player. A striker, Bunbury became Portuguese club CS Marítimo's all-time goal scoring with 59 goals in 165 games. He also the Canadian national team's third leading all-time scorer with 16 goals and its fourth leading all-time cap winner with 65.

Bunbury began his professional playing career with the Hamilton Steelers (1987-90), Toronto Blizzard and Montreal Supra of the (former) Canadian Soccer League. Briefly a reserve at English club West Ham United (Where he made 4 first team appearances), Bunbury soon moved to Marítimo in 1993 where he established himself over his six seasons as one of the most well-known foreign goal scorers of the SuperLiga during the 1990s. In 2000 Bunbury requested a move to play football closer to his hometown of Montreal, and was sold to the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer. Ankle injuries forced his retirement after just one season with K.C., for whom he scored 2 goals in 24 games. Bunbury was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in April 2006.

Since retirement, Bunbury with his wife and three children, has made Prior Lake, Minnesota their home, where he has been a youth soccer coach and trainer.

Alex currently coaches for Bangu FC in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

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  • 9 years later...
17 minutes ago, Complete Homer said:

Stumbled across this

Seems like Bunbury may returning to the world of football by managing Guyana on an interim basis. Who knows if this is a real career move or a favour on his part, but interesting. 

My mind is already turning over a former Hamilton Steeler and Canadian star managing the Hamilton CPL team ;)

Should mention this in the Floro Replacement thread and replace CPL team with Canada. You would get major love from some over there

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8 minutes ago, matty said:

Should mention this in the Floro Replacement thread and replace CPL team with Canada. You would get major love from some over there

Played at a high level, eight years managing in the Brazilian fourth tier (assuming Bangu FC refers to what google is saying...), a couple as manager of a private academy, than a year managing an amateur side in the states...probably not our worst applicant 

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Just now, Complete Homer said:

Played at a high level, eight years managing in the Brazilian fourth tier, a couple as manager of a private academy, than a year managing an amateur side in the states...probably not our worst applicant 

I concur

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Just now, Complete Homer said:

I'd be curious if his opinion on CPL has changed. The Ottawa Sun article from last year or the year before was pretty unflattering ("Edmonton, Ottawa, and ten semi-pro teams") 

That's my number one question. I think I'll email the Deltas tomorrow to try and set something up (maybe with Ouimette and Attakora or something). I'm sure they'd like some more press prior to the launch

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1 hour ago, Complete Homer said:

Played at a high level, eight years managing in the Brazilian fourth tier (assuming Bangu FC refers to what google is saying...), a couple as manager of a private academy, than a year managing an amateur side in the states...probably not our worst applicant 

Bangu is club in Minnesota

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Got to meet him in person and interview him this week. He said it was the first time he has been here since 1986. What a great guy and really professional. 

Before the interview I teased him about trying to recruit Teal. He said Teal told him he would come play in Montreal to be near his grandma. The best part was after we had done our interview he was talking to someone else but, knowing we could hear, Alex joked that the guy should not ask us (gesturing to me and my crew) about how we felt about Teal. LOL
 

 

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34 minutes ago, ted said:

Got to meet him in person and interview him this week. He said it was the first time he has been here since 1986. What a great guy and really professional. 

Before the interview I teased him about trying to recruit Teal. He said Teal told him he would come play in Montreal to be near his grandma. The best part was after we had done our interview he was talking to someone else but, knowing we could hear, Alex joked that the guy should not ask us (gesturing to me and my crew) about how we felt about Teal. LOL
 

 

Alex is going to be a massive asset for the CPL. Great interview

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