Robert James Dazo “Rob” Gier was born on 6 January 1980. He is an English–Filipino footballer who plays as a defender for Hellenic Football League Premier Division club Ascot United. He also represents the Philippines at international level.
Rob began his career at Wimbledon, who had been relegated from the Premiership in 1999–00 season. He made his debut the following season, starting a 0–0 home draw with Sheffield United on 28 October 2000.
In 2004 he joined Rushden & Diamonds, and was part of the side that was relegated from the Football League in 2005–06. He left the club following their relegation, and had spells in the Conference with Cambridge United, and Woking during the 2006–07 season.
He joined Aldershot Town at the start of the 2007–08 season, and was part of the side that won the Conference with a record points total. He made 38 league appearances for the club, all starts, but despite this was released at the end of the campaign.
On 22 May 2008, Grays Athletic announced they had signed Rob on a one-year contract, however, less than seven months later he was transfer listed by the club in January 2009, with financial pressures and manager Wayne Burnett’s plans being cited as the reason.
Rob joined Hellenic League Premier Division club Ascot United in November 2009, after being released at the end of the previous season by Grays Athletic.
Rob was called up to the Philippines national team in March 2009, for the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers in April, where they were due to face, Turkmenistan, Bhutan and the Maldives. He made his international debut in 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualification match against Bhutan on 14 April 2009 and also played against Maldives and Turkmenistan.