Greg Campbell (footballer)

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Greg Campbell
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-07-13) 13 July 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
-1984 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984-1987 West Ham United 5 (0)
1986-1987 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2 (0)
1987-1988 Sparta Rotterdam 15 (2)
1988–1990 Plymouth Argyle 39 (6)
1990–1992 Northampton Town 47 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:53, 1 February 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Gregory "Greg" Campbell (born 13 July 1965) [1] is an English former footballer who played as a forward for West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Sparta Rotterdam, Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Portsmouth, Campbell started his football career in the youth team at West Ham United[2] making his first team debut on 4 September 1984 in a 3-1 home win against Coventry City.[3] In his second game, against Watford he suffered a broken jaw and did not play first-team football until 24 August 1985. The success of Tony Cottee and Frank McAvennie as West Ham's main strikers particularly during season 1985-86, meant Campbell played only two more games for West Ham.[1][4] In the 1987-88 season he had a loan period with Brighton & Hove Albion playing only two games and a loan with Dutch side Sparta Rotterdam.[4][5] In 1988 he left West Ham and joined Plymouth Argyle making his debut in November 1988 in a 6-2 defeat by Chelsea in the 1st round of the Simod Cup.[4][6][7] He remained with Plymouth for only two seasons before moving to his last club, Northampton Town in 1990, to work with former team-mate, Bobby Barnes.[8] Again lasting only two seasons, Campbell retired from the game in 1992.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics - Greg Campbell". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Graduates". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Game played on 04 Sep 1984". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Greg Campbell". www.greensonscreen.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Brighton - Greg Campbell". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Plymouth Argyle - Greg Campbell". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chelsea v Plymouth". www.11v11.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Northampton Town - Greg Campbell". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Boys of 86 events". www.boysof86.co.uk. Retrieved 1 February 2013.