Gregg, Matthew

Birth Date

30th November 1978

Birthplace

Cheltenham, England

Occupation

Goalkeeper

Biographical Text

Gregg played for Gloucester Primary Schools, and also Gloucestershire at cricket up until the age of 16. He then concentrated on football, by becoming a trainee at Torquay United.

He made his debut at the age of 16 against Wigan Athletic in September 1995, gaining a full professional contract in July 1997.

He was to make 32 league appearances in total for the Gulls, plus playing in the 1998 Third Division Play-off Final.

Gregg was transferred to Crystal Palace for a fee of £400,000 in October 1998, but found his first team chances strictly limited and only went on to feature in seven league games.

He joined Swansea City on loan during an injury crisis in February 1999 and made five consecutive Third Division appearances while at Vetch Field.

Gregg was also loaned to Exeter City in September 2001, and featured in two matches, both at St James’ Park, against Oxford United and Plymouth Argyle.

Gregg was to join Irish side Bray Wanderers in October 2001 and then moved to Bohemians in 2003, who were the League of Ireland champions at the time.

He spent 4 years with Bohemians without ever establishing himself as first choice and moved to UCD (University College Dublin) to make his debut for them in April 2007.

In December 2008 he was short-listed for the Eircom/Soccer Writers Association of Ireland Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Gregg rejoined Bohemians in January 2009. After a short stint at Bohemians, in which he amassed just two appearances, Gregg transferred to Dundalk, appearing 5 times.

In 2010, Gregg was signed by Irish side Bray Wanderers from fellow Irish side Dundalk, making 44 appearances before retiring from the game in 2011.

Gregg also runs a specialist goalkeeper coaching school 'Just4Keepers' based in Dublin.

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2

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