Alex Bunbury was born in Plaisance, Guyana on June 18, 1967. Alex’s soccer career was very long and impressive at all levels. He first played soccer at the age of 12 and was a member of the Quebec Selects team in 1980. This led to his selection for the U-16 Canadian National Team in 1982 and the U-19 National Team in 1984. In total he represented Canada in 21 youth internationals including the FIFA World Youth Championship in the Soviet Union in 1985. He made his full international debut in 1986 and went on to play 65 full internationals for Canada and score 17 goals. He scored 14 goals in World Cup qualifying matches and was named Canadian Player of the Year in 1994 and 1996.
Alex’s professional soccer career started here in Hamilton with the Hamilton Steelers. He played 76 games for the Steelers from 1985-1987 and scored a total of 28 goals. He then went on to play with the Toronto Blizzard and Montreal Supra. Following he left for Europe and played for West Ham United and Maritimo in Portugual. During his career with Maritimo he scored 59 goals and awarded all-time leading scorer, Potugal’s Best Foreign Player and Athlete-Footballer-Personality of the Year in Madeira Island. In 1995, he played for Maritimo in the Portuguese Cup final against Sporting Lisbon and scored the winning goal in the semi-final against Porto. Alex then returned to North America and retired from playing after 2 seasons with the Kansas City Wizards. In 2000 Alex helped the Wizards to a MLS Championship.
Alex was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006 and was named to the all-time Canadian men’s team. From the beginning Alex’s soccer skills were on display. A true Canadian soccer star and role model who gives credit to his professional start to Hamilton, and the Hamilton Steelers.