Gavin Glinton

Gavin Glinton Caribbean1st Honouree from Turks & Caicos



  • Full Name

    Gavin Glinton

  • Island

    Turks & Caicos

  • Date of Birth

    1st March 1979

  • Place of Birth

    Grand Turk, Turk & Caicos

Born on 1st March 1979 in Grand Turk, Gavin Glinton is a Turks and Caicos Islands footballer who last played for Nam Dinh FC in the V-League. He grew up in Livermore, California and attended Livermore High School. Glinton played club soccer with Tri-Valley Soccer Club. 


When Gavin Glinton left school he attended Bradley University, Illinois. He studied Business and achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. Gavin Glinton was indeed a bright student and speaks two languages, English and Spanish.

Gavin Glinton’s passion for football developed and continued throughout his years at college. He played for the Bradley University team for four years, scoring 53 career goals including 15 in 1998 and 2000. Gavin was even named a four-time All-American and became the first player in league history to earn first-team honours four times. Gavin Glinton was inducted into the Bradley University Hall of Fame in 2014, aged just 35. Which one can imagine to be a mind-blowing achievement at his age.


Playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 and then Dallas Burn in 2003, Gavin Glinton played 44 games in these 2 years. He scored two goals and made 6 assists. However everything has its time and he decided to take a break from professional football as he wanted to learn about coaching. He became assistant coach at Bradley University. Gavin Glinton thought it would be valuable to put his experience into practice and teach the younger up and coming football players. He also was able to learn a lot about coaching, which proved to be a very interesting and rewarding experience.

There is so much to be said about this young man and it seems athleticism runs in the family. Glinton’s younger brother, Duane Glinton, formerly of the Ogden Outlaws in the USL Premier Development League, plays for the national team and also holds the all-time national team appearances record.


We have to give Gavin all his honours, he has earned eight caps in total, three of them in World Cup qualification games. Gavin Glinton scored one of the goals for his national team in the islands first ever win in a FIFA international, claiming victory over the Cayman Islands in a Caribbean Cup played in Cuba. Gavin Glinton is making his country very proud, keep up the good work. Caribbean 1st absolutely salutes you.