Bill Glazier

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Bill Glazier
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-08-02) 2 August 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1961 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1964 Crystal Palace 106 (0)
1964–1975 Coventry City 346 (0)
1975–1976 Brentford 9 (0)
1977 St. Louis Stars 0 (0)
Total 461 (0)
National team
? England under 23 team 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bill Glazier (born 2 August 1943 in Nottingham, England)[1] is an English retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He began his career as a trialist at Torquay United[2] before signing for Crystal Palace in October 1961.[2] In season 1963/64, Glazier was ever present as Palace gained promotion from the old third division.[2] In October 1964, Coventry City manager Jimmy Hill, paid a then record fee for a goalkeeper of 35,000 GBP.[2] He suffered a broken leg soon afterwards but returned to play in the Coventry side which won the second division in 1966/67.[2] After a total of 346 appearances for Coventry he moved to Brentford in 1975 on a free transfer,[2] before finishing his career at St. Louis Stars. Glazier also made 3 appearances for the then contemporary England under 23 team (equivalent to the modern England under 21 side).[2]

After retirement Glazier ran a hotel in Brighton before moving to Spain where he worked in pool maintenance.[3]

  1. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 326. ISBN 0907969542. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 73. ISBN 0907969542. 
  3. ^ http://www.holmesdale.net/page.php?id=82&story=1021

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