Leonardo Shaun Goater MBE, Bermudan goalpoacher, is best known for his time at Manchester City, where he scored over 100 goals. The Goat has also graced the pitches of Rotherham, Notts County, Bristol City, Reading, Coventry and Southend United, before retiring in May 2006, which saw football fans weeping on street corners (possibly). Goater's final appearance in a football shirt was on 6 May 2006, when Southend played Bristol City, one of Goater's former clubs.
Goater also has a phenominal scoring record for the Bermudian national team, bagging 32 goals in 36 matches. After retiring, Goater returned to Bermuda, receiving an official welcome from Prime Minister Alex Scott on his arrival. A week later, Southend played the Bermuda national team in an appreciation game for their former striker. Since 2003, Goater has organised the annual Shaun Goater Grass-roots Soccer Festival, a football coaching event for children in Bermuda. On 14 September 2006, Goater and the United Soccer Leagues announced that Bermuda would receive a professional football team that would play in the third division of American football, the USL Second Division. The team, of which Goater is a director and player, is named the Bermuda Hogges.In 2007 Goater and three other partners in the Bermuda based "East End Group Ltd." announced an amalgamation with "Telecommunications Networks Ltd" (now renamed "East End Telecom"), which added to the group's two other business subsidiaries, East End Asphalt and East End Aviation. Goater currently serves as the group's Business Development Officer