Shaun Goater

Date of birth25 February 1970
Place of birthHamilton
NationalityBermudan
Weight76 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionForward

Goater first came to the attention of Alex Ferguson during a pre-season trip by Manchester United to Bermuda in 1989 and was subsequently signed as a trainee at Old Trafford. Unable to break into the United side he was given a free transfer to Rotherham five months later and eventually signed for Bristol City in July 1996 for £175,000. After 93 games and 43 goals at Ashton Gate, Joe Royle paid £400,000 for his services so The Goat became a Manchester City player in March 1998. He became Division One's top scorer with 29 goals in 1999-2000 - a big factor in City's return to the Premiership and also voted the supporters' Player of the Season. A highly prolific scorer at international level, netting 18 times in just 19 games for Bermuda which includes two hat tricks.

Goater, who was awarded a MBE in 2003 for services to sport and young people in Bermuda, joined Reading for £500,000 in August 2003 on a three-year contract that was cancelled in July 2005. He joined Southend United with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
North Village 01 Jul 1988 08 May 1989
Manchester United 08 May 1989 25 Oct 1989
Rotherham United 25 Oct 1989 17 Jul 1996
Notts County 12 Nov 1993 19 Nov 1993 L
Bristol City 17 Jul 1996 26 Mar 1998
Manchester City 26 Mar 1998 01 Aug 2003
Reading 01 Aug 2003 27 Jul 2005
Coventry City 23 Mar 2005 31 May 2005 L
Southend United 02 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Bristol City League Cup 2
1997-98 Bristol City League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1998-99 Manchester City League Cup 3
2
1
1999-00 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Manchester City League Cup 3
3
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
3
2000-01 Manchester City League Cup 3
2
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 20
6
6
1
2001-02 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1
2
2001-02 Manchester City League Cup 2
2
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1 42
28
3
2002-03 Manchester City FA Cup
1
2002-03 Manchester City League Cup 2
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 14
12
7
2003-04 Reading FA Cup 2
2
2003-04 Reading League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Reading League Division 1 30
4
12
1
2004-05 Coventry City League Championship 4
2
2004-05 Reading League Championship 2
7
2004-05 Reading League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Southend United FA Cup 2
2005-06 Southend United League Cup 1
2005-06 Southend United League One 28
6
11


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Aug 2005 Walsall v Southend United D 2-2 League One
20 Aug 2005 Southend United v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League One
22 Aug 2005 Southend United v Southampton L 0-3 League Cup 1st round
26 Aug 2005 Scunthorpe United v Southend United L 1-0 League One
29 Aug 2005 Southend United v Colchester United W 3-1 League One
04 Sep 2005 Southend United v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League One
10 Sep 2005 Swindon Town v Southend United W 1-2 League One
17 Sep 2005 Southend United v Tranmere Rovers W 3-1 League One
24 Sep 2005 Rotherham United v Southend United W 2-4 League One
27 Sep 2005 Southend United v Yeovil Town W 4-1 League One
09 Oct 2005 Southend United v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League One
15 Oct 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Southend United L 2-0 League One
22 Oct 2005 Southend United v Barnsley D 1-1 League One
29 Oct 2005 Bristol City v Southend United W 0-3 League One
05 Nov 2005 Barnet v Southend United W 0-1 FA Cup 1st round
12 Nov 2005 Southend United v Swansea City L 1-2 League One
26 Nov 2005 Port Vale v Southend United L 2-1 League One
03 Dec 2005 Southend United v Milton Keynes Dons L 1-2 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Dec 2005 Southend United v Chesterfield D 0-0 League One
14 Jan 2006 Southend United v Brentford W 4-1 League One
21 Jan 2006 Tranmere Rovers v Southend United D 0-0 League One
27 Jan 2006 Southend United v Swindon Town W 2-0 League One
04 Feb 2006 Yeovil Town v Southend United W 0-2 League One
10 Feb 2006 Southend United v Rotherham United W 2-0 League One
14 Feb 2006 Brentford v Southend United L 2-0 League One
18 Feb 2006 Chesterfield v Southend United W 3-4 League One
25 Feb 2006 Southend United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
04 Mar 2006 Colchester United v Southend United W 0-3 League One
10 Mar 2006 Southend United v Scunthorpe United W 3-0 League One
18 Mar 2006 Milton Keynes Dons v Southend United L 2-1 League One
25 Mar 2006 Southend United v Hartlepool United W 3-0 League One
01 Apr 2006 AFC Bournemouth v Southend United D 1-1 League One
08 Apr 2006 Southend United v Blackpool W 2-1 League One
17 Apr 2006 Barnsley v Southend United D 2-2 League One
22 Apr 2006 Southend United v Doncaster Rovers L 0-1 League One
29 Apr 2006 Swansea City v Southend United D 2-2 League One
06 May 2006 Southend United v Bristol City W 1-0 League One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Bermuda FIFA World Cup 3
2
1991-92 Bermuda International Friendly 1
1
1991-92 Bermuda OT v A 1
1
1991-92 Bermuda Under-21 1
1
1992-93 Bermuda FIFA World Cup 6
1
5
1999-00 Bermuda FIFA World Cup 1
3
2003-04 Bermuda FIFA World Cup 1
2003-04 Bermuda International Friendly 1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Feb 1992 Bermuda v Norway L 1-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 1992 Bermuda v Haiti W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Caribbean North
24 May 1992 Haiti v Bermuda L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF
04 Jun 1992 Antigua and Barbuda v Bermuda W 0-3 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 1 Caribbean
20 Jun 1992 USA v Bermuda D 1-1 OT v A
20 Jun 1992 USA v Bermuda D 1-1 U21
04 Jul 1992 Bermuda v Antigua and Barbuda W 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 1 Caribbean
18 Oct 1992 Bermuda v El Salvador W 1-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
25 Oct 1992 Bermuda v Jamaica D 1-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
01 Nov 1992 El Salvador v Bermuda L 4-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
08 Nov 1992 Jamaica v Bermuda L 3-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
15 Nov 1992 Canada v Bermuda L 4-2 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
06 Dec 1992 Bermuda v Canada D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF 2 group B
05 Mar 2000 British Virgin Islands v Bermuda W 1-5 FIFA World Cup Caribbean 1st round group 2
31 Mar 2004 Bermuda v Nicaragua W 3-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2004 El Salvador v Bermuda L 2-1 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF group 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.