Gary Hackett

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Gary Hackett
Personal information
Full name Gary Stuart Hackett[1]
Date of birth (1962-10-11) 11 October 1962 (age 51)[1]
Place of birth Stourbridge, England[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Stourbridge (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bromsgrove Rovers
1983–1987 Shrewsbury Town 150 (17)
1987 Aberdeen 15 (0)
1987–1990 Stoke City 73 (7)
1990–1993 West Bromwich Albion 44 (3)
1993–1994 Peterborough United 22 (1)
1994–1995 Chester City 35 (5)
1995–1997 Halesowen Town 70 (3)
Total 339 (33)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Stourbridge (joint mamanger)
2005– Stourbridge
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gary Stuart Hackett (born 11 October 1962) is a former footballer who played in the Football League for Chester City, Peterborough United, Shrewsbury Town, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Hackett was born in Stourbridge and began his career with non-league Bromsgrove Rovers before joining Football League side Shrewsbury Town.[2] Hackett played regularly under Chic Bates helping the "Shrews" punch above their weight in the Second Division.[2] After playing 174 times scoring 20 goals for Shrewsbury he joined Scottish Premier Division side Aberdeen in the summer of 1987.[2] He spent the first half of the 1987–88 season at Pittodrie before moving back to England with Stoke City.[2] Under the management of Mick Mills Hackett was an ever-present in 1988–89 playing all of the clubs 52 fixtures that season as Stoke finished in a poor mid-table position of 13th.[2] He was sold to West Bromwich Albion in March 1990 with Stoke destined for relegation to the Third Division.[2]

He was never able to establish himself with the "Baggies" making 50 appearances in four seasons which ended with promotion in 1992–93. He ended his career with a season each at Peterborough United and Chester City before entering non-league football with Halesowen Town.[2]

Since 2003 Hackett has been manager of his hometown club Stourbridge, firstly as co-manager with Jon Ford and then since 2005 on his own with Ford as his assistant. In this period Stourbridge won promotion to the Southern League Premier Division with two promotions in three seasons under Hackett's management.

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Gary Hackett profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Shrewsbury Town 1983–84 Second Division 31 3 3 1 3 1 0 0 37 5
1984–85 Second Division 38 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 41 5
1985–86 Second Division 42 6 1 0 3 1 2 0 48 7
1986–87 Second Division 39 3 1 0 7 0 1 0 48 3
Total 150 17 6 1 15 2 3 0 174 20
Aberdeen 1987–88 Scottish Premier Division 15 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 22 0
Total 15 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 22 0
Stoke City 1987–88 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1988–89 Second Division 46 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 52 5
1989–90 Second Division 26 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 30 2
Total 73 7 4 0 4 0 3 0 84 7
West Bromwich Albion 1989–90 Second Division 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
1990–91 Second Division 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 1
1991–92 Third Division 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
1992–93 Second Division 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 14 1
Total 44 3 1 0 2 1 4 0 50 4
Peterborough United 1993–94 First Division 22 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 28 1
Total 22 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 28 1
Chester City 1994–95 Second Division 35 5 2 0 0 0 2 0 39 5
Total 35 5 2 0 0 0 2 0 39 5
Career Total 339 33 15 1 29 3 15 0 398 37
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Full Members Cup, Football League Trophy, UEFA Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 

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