Dave Philpotts

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Dave Philpotts
Personal information
Full name David Philpotts
Date of birth (1954-03-31) 31 March 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972-1974 Coventry City 3 (0)
1973-1974 Southport (loan) 8 (0)
1974-1978 Tranmere Rovers 175 (5)
1981-1983 Carolina Lightnin'
1983-1985 Tranmere Rovers 36 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dave Philpotts (born March 31, 1954 in Bromborough, Merseyside) is a retired professional football defender from England.

Philpotts began his career with Coventry City in 1972. He played only three games with the first team over two seasons. He went on loan to Southport FC during the 1973-1974 season. In 1974, he transferred to Tranmere Rovers where he became a fixture on the back line. In 1981, he moved to the Carolina Lightnin', which was playing its first season of existence, of the American Soccer League. He was back in England with Tranmere in 1983.[1] He ended his career with two games during the 1984-1985 season.

After retiring, he briefly managed the Wigan Athletic F.C. during part of the 1993 campaign.[2] Currently, he is the chief scout of the Tranmere Rovers.[3]

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