|Full name||Neil Emblen|
|Date of birth||19 June 1971|
|Place of birth||Bromley, England|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|Western Springs AFC (player-manager)|
|2003||→ Walsall (loan)||5||(0)|
|2005–2007||New Zealand Knights||32||(3)|
|2013–||Western Springs AFC|
|2009–2012||Waitakere United (player-manager)|
|2012||New Zealand U23|
|2012–2014||New Zealand (assistant coach)|
|2013-||Western Springs AFC (player-manager)|
|2014-||New Zealand (interim head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Neil Emblen (born 19 June 1971) is an English footballer who is the player-coach of New Zealand club Western Springs AFC. Emblen is also the interim head coach of New Zealand, following Ricki Herbert's resignation, and was the head coach of the New Zealand U23's during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Emblen started his career as a youth player at Tonbridge Angels F.C. before moving to Sittingbourne F.C. and then Millwall for a fee of £210,000 including Michael Harle. After spending a year with the Lions, Emblen was sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £600,000, where he would become a regular during his three years at Molineux.
A £2,000,000 move to Crystal Palace beckoned in 1997 but would last just one season, and in 1998, after scoring two goals for Palace in the FA Cup against Scunthorpe United, Emblen moved back to Wolves in exchange for Wolves writing off the remainder of the £2million still owed as part of the initial transfer. Emblen's second three-year spell saw him gain favour with the Wolves fans as he made the attacking midfield role his own. It ended in 2001 when he moved to Norwich City for £500,000.
Emblen started just six games in a two-year spell with the Canaries because of chronic knee injury problems and spent the last few months of his contract on loan to Walsall (in two separate spells), whom he joined permanently on a two-year deal in June 2003. Upon leaving Walsall in 2005, Emblen moved to New Zealand to join the now-defunct New Zealand Knights. After the Knights ceased playing, Emblen moved to Waitakere United.
- "Crystal Palace 2 Scunthorpe 0". Sporting Life. 3 January 1998. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
|Norwich City captain