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Steven McGarry
Personal information
Full name Steven Thomas McGarry
Date of birth (1979-09-28) 28 September 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Position(s) Central midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2002 St Mirren 151 (25)
2002Boston United (loan) 6 (0)
2002–2006 Ross County 102 (13)
2006–2010 Motherwell 89 (4)
2010–2014 Perth Glory 114 (11)
2015 Gwelup Croatia
2016–2018 ECU Joondalup 62 (9)
Total 524 (62)
National team
1996 Scotland U17
1996 Scotland U19
1997 Scotland U21[1] 3 (1)
Teams managed
2020– Perth Glory (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2018

Steven Thomas McGarry (born 28 September 1979) is an ex-professional Scottish footballer and current 1st team assistant coach at A-League side Perth Glory FC, the club McGarry last played for professionally. He joined Perth Glory in January 2010 after playing at the top level in the Scottish Premier League with St Mirren, Ross County and Motherwell.[2]

McGarry is on the Scotland U21s Youngest Scorer list, scoring in the 1997 Toulon Tournament against the USA aged 17 years and 241 days.[3]

In March 2018, McGarry was one of four, former St Mirren F.C. players voted by supporters to have a street named in his honour - McGarry Terrace - following a public competition[4] run by Renfrewshire Council to name the streets at the former Love St ground being developed by Sanctuary Scotland into affordable housing.

Club career

McGarry, a midfielder who previously played for St Mirren and Ross County in Scottish Premier League and also had a loan spell at Boston United in England during his time with St Mirren. He also played for Motherwell between 2006 and 2010.

St Mirren F.C.

Ross County F.C.

Motherwell F.C.

Perth Glory FC

McGarry moved to Australian A-League team Perth Glory during the 2010 January transfer window.[5] On 9 May 2012, he signed a one-year contract extension with the club.[6]

In 2013 McGarry was crowned the Most Glorious Player (MGP), while also picking up the players' player of the year award and the goal of the year prize for his stunning strike in a 1-0 victory over Brisbane Roar in December.[7]

Coaching career

Perth Glory FC

Post playing career in 2015 McGarry transitioned into Coaching Perth Glory's NYL & NPL U20’s squads.[8] McGarry rejoined the club in 2018 to take up the position of Academy Technical Director & NPL U18s Head Coach. In 2020 shortly after the departure of Tony Popovic as manager, Richard Garcia was appointed new Head Coach of the 1st team. Weeks after his appointment, McGarry was announced as his 1st Team Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2020-21 season. McGarry will still continue in his capacity as the club's Academy Technical Director in a dual-role within the club.[9]

ECU Joondalup SC

In 2016 he accepted a position at NPL team ECU Joondalup to return to playing while also taking up the 1st team assistant & Technical Director roles.

While still Player/Coach at ECU Joondalup SC, McGarry was appointed assistant coach to Chris Coyne for the Western Australia state team.[10]


In October 2017, McGarry joined the inaugural Croc Media Expert commentary team. He has provided commentary in every A-League season since his appointment and was Expert Commentator for the blockbuster clash between English Giants Manchester United & Leeds United at Optus Stadium where they faced off in front of a crowd of 55 000 fans during their tours of Australia in 2019.[11][12]



St Mirren F.C.


St Mirren F.C.
Perth Glory FC
Football Australia
  • McGarry is Recognised by both FFA & PFA for an Outstanding contribution to A League.[15]
Professional Footballers Australia
  • Selection for PFA Australian Legends for match vs Manchester United Legends



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