ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Chosen as one of the first 50 inductees at the Fatima Old Boys Association (FOBA) Hall of Achievement Induction Ceremony (2015).
Everald “Gally” Cummings is honoured as one of the first fifty inductees into the Fatima Old Boys Association (FOBA) Hall of Achievement @ the Induction Ceremony in November 2015. Presentation made by Dwight Andrews, President of (FOBA) accompanied by Fr. Gregory Augustine, Principal of Fatima College.

Everald “Gally” Cummings is honoured as one of the first fifty inductees into the Fatima Old Boys Association (FOBA) Hall of Achievement @ the Induction Ceremony in November 2015. Presentation made by Dwight Andrews, President of (FOBA) accompanied by Fr. Gregory Augustine, Principal of Fatima College.

  • Nominated as one of the 50 Legends of Sport in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of our independence (2012)
  • Awarded for outstanding contribution to football at the TTFF 100th Anniversary Celebrations (2008). 
President Max Richards presents Everald "Gally" Cummings with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to T & T football at the TTFF 100th Anniversary Celebrations (2008).

President Max Richards presents Everald "Gally" Cummings with a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to T & T football at the TTFF 100th Anniversary Celebrations (2008).

  • Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs millennium sports award (one of the most outstanding sports personalities of the 1900s) (2000).
  • Awarded for outstanding contribution to football at TTFF 90th Anniversary Celebrations (1998).
  • Trinidad & Tobago Express Newspaper’s Individual of the Year of Trinidad and Tobago (1990).
                                                                                                                                   Express Individual of the Year (1990)

                                                                                                                                  Express Individual of the Year (1990)

  • Inducted into the Trinidad and Tobago Sports Hall of Fame (1989).
President Noor Hassanali congratulates Everald “Gally” Cummings for being inducted into the Trinidad & Tobago Sports Hall of fame (1989).

President Noor Hassanali congratulates Everald “Gally” Cummings for being inducted into the Trinidad & Tobago Sports Hall of fame (1989).

  • Only Trinidad and Tobago footballer to date to win the coveted Sportsman of the Year Award (1974).
Sportsman of the Year Award (1974) – The only T & T footballer to date to have won this illustrious national award.

Sportsman of the Year Award (1974) – The only T & T footballer to date to have won this illustrious national award.

  • Recipient of the Humming Bird Gold national award for outstanding performance in football (1974).
President Sir Ellis Clarke honours Gally with the Hummingbird Gold Medal (1974)

President Sir Ellis Clarke honours Gally with the Hummingbird Gold Medal (1974)

Hummingbird Gold Medal 1974

Hummingbird Gold Medal 1974

  • 1973 CONCACAF MVP (World Cup) Qualifying Finals, Haiti (1973)
Prime Minister Eric Williams congratulates Everald “Gally” Cummings who was voted the MVP of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers for West Germany 1974.

Prime Minister Eric Williams congratulates Everald “Gally” Cummings who was voted the MVP of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers for West Germany 1974.

  • 1972 ALL STAR PLAYER OF NASL NEW YORK COSMOS – Key member of the New York Cosmos 1st NASL Championship winning team (1972).
New York Cosmos 1972 NASL Championship Ring

New York Cosmos 1972 NASL Championship Ring

 

  • 1968 ALL STAR PLAYER OF NASL ATLANTA CHIEFS –  Key member of the Atlanta Chiefs NASL Championship winning team (1968).
Atlanta Chiefs 1968 NASL       Championship Ring

Atlanta Chiefs 1968 NASL       Championship Ring

  • Selected on Trinidad and Tobago, Senior National Team at age 16 (National record)
  • Lead Fatima College to their 1st Secondary School Intercol title in 1965
  • Won National Football League Championship with Paragon Football Club of the legendary POSFL (Port-of-Spain Football League) in 1964 at age 15

 

COACHING HONOURS

  • Technical Director, Trinidad and Tobago, Shell Caribbean Cup Champions (1994).
  • Chaconia Silver Medal for coaching National Football Team (Strike Squad) (1989).
Chaconia Silver Medal 1989

Chaconia Silver Medal 1989

  • Runner Up CONCACAF Finals for 1990 World Cup in Italy
  • In 1989 as National Coach, within 2 years, Cummings was able to put the country at the centre of international attention and particularly in Central, South and North America in T & T's quest for participation in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. On this occasion Trinidad and Tobago missed qualification by one point and again with a controversial penalty (not given) which was highlighted during the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Only two teams qualified and T & T placed third. His effort as the national football coach for the team that became known as the “Strike Squad” was selected as one the top ten sporting achievements in Trinidad & Tobago history.
Trinidad & Tobago National Senior team aka The “Strike Squad” revered for the culturally indigenous, rhythmic and attractive style of football that was orchestrated by “Gally” Cummings (1989).

Trinidad & Tobago National Senior team aka The “Strike Squad” revered for the culturally indigenous, rhythmic and attractive style of football that was orchestrated by “Gally” Cummings (1989).

  • Everald "Gally" Cummings has been the central figure on two of the three occasions when Trinidad and Tobago football attained heights in the CONCACAF region and gained international attention and recognition. (As mentioned earlier) In 1973 as CONCACAF 's Most Valuable Player in the World Cup preliminaries played in Haiti. Trinidad and Tobago was denied the opportunity to participate in the 1974 World Cup Finals in Germany by the bribery of a corrupt Haitian dictatorship. The 2nd occasion was as the coach of the Strike squad in 1989.
Legendary Trinidad & Tobago National Senior team denied their rightful place in West Germany ‘74 as the sole qualifier of the CONCACAF region by the bribery of FIFA referees by the infamous Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier (1973).

Legendary Trinidad & Tobago National Senior team denied their rightful place in West Germany ‘74 as the sole qualifier of the CONCACAF region by the bribery of FIFA referees by the infamous Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier (1973).

  • In 2006 (the 3rd occasion), Trinidad and Tobago was able to secure a fourth place berth facilitated by the former Special Advisor to the TTFF and qualify for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. This campaign was led by two of the players of the 1990 campaign in Russell Latapy and Dwight Yorke, two of the outstanding players of the 1990 campaign whose career Coach Cummings helped to launch in Europe, following the 1990 World Cup Campaign. Michael Maurice and Anton Corneal whom he also coached during the late 80s provided assistance to the team. Another player Hutson Charles who formed an integral part of the 1990 World Cup team coached by Cummings is currently serving as assistant coach of the senior national team.                  
  • Contributed to the professional development of many outstanding Trinidad and Tobago players such as Dwight Yorke (Manchester United), Russell Latapy (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland, Porto in Portugal), Jerren Nixon (Switzerland), to name a few.
  • Champions, International Soccer Bowl Tournament (contested by Northern Ireland, Peru, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago) 1989
  • Champions, first coach to win the Shell Caribbean Cup in the inaugural tournament hosted by Barbados, 1989
  • Champions, Caribbean Football Union Tournament, Martinique 1988