|Date of birth||24 June 1962|
|Place of birth||Bethnal Green, England|
|Playing position||Full back|
|1982||→ Wimbledon (loan)||17||(1)|
|1983||→ Millwall (loan)||5||(2)|
|1984||→ Gillingham (loan)||5||(1)|
|2012||Shenzhen Main Sports|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Bethnal Green, Sparrow began his career at Arsenal, where he spent loan spells at Wimbledon, Millwall and Gillingham. After spending three seasons with Crystal Palace, Sparrow dropped down to non-league football with Enfield.
After retiring as a player, Sparrow worked as a coach for Brentford and Crystal Palace. On 26 February 2012, Sparrow was appointed as the manager of China League Two side Shenzhen Main Sports, who was newly founded on the same day. And he left China after club boss Sammy Yu resigned in July 2012.
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