Neil Fisher

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Neil Fisher
Personal information
Full name Neil John Fisher
Date of birth (1970-11-07) 7 November 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth St. Helens, Merseyside, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bala Town F.C.
Youth career
1987–1989 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Bolton Wanderers 24 (1)
1995–1998 Chester City 108 (4)
1998–1999 Bangor City 10 (0)
1999 Connah's Quay Nomads 7 (0)
1999–2001 Chester City 77 (5)
2001–2003 Leigh RMI 45 (3)
2003 Hyde United 3 (0)
2004 Speke Town
2005– Bala Town F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Neil Fisher (born 7 November 1970 in St Helens, Merseyside) is a professional footballer who mainly plays as a striker. He played in The Football League for Bolton Wanderers and Chester City, as well as for non-league clubs in both England and Wales. He currently plays for Bala Town F.C.

Playing career[edit]

Fisher joined Bolton Wanderers as an apprentice in 1987, two years before he signed professional forms with the club. He had to wait until August 1991 for his first-team debut in a Rumbelows Cup tie with York City[1] and he was to struggle to ever establish himself with Wanderers. His most prominent season was 1994–95 when he played in 11 league games, but he was not included in the matchday squad as Bolton played at Wembley Stadium in the final of the Coca Cola Cup and Division One play-off final.

In June 1995 Fisher moved to Division Three side Chester City on a free transfer.[2] He was to enjoy his first taste of regular first-team action with the Blues, missing just two league games in 1995–96. He made his debut in the opening day 2–0 win over Hartlepool United on 12 August 1995, with his first goal arriving in a 5–1 win against Lincoln City the following month.

Despite playing regularly in the closing stages of the 1997–98 season, Fisher was released at the end of the season and dropped into the League of Wales with Bangor City. He quickly moved to Connah's Quay Nomads before making a surprise return to Chester in March 1999 on a non-contract basis.[3]

Fisher remained with Chester for the next two years playing in midfield or at full back, featuring prominently in both the 1999–2000 relegation season from Division Three and the club's first season in the Football Conference. His final game for the club was in the final of the Nationwide Variety Club Trophy against Kingstonian on 7 May 2001, as he helped Chester to a victory on penalties after a goalless draw. It was announced on 13 June 2001 he would not be offered a new contract by Chester.[4]

Fisher remained in the Football Conference with Leigh RMI until January 2003 when he joined Hyde United for a short spell.[5]

He then went on to join Speke Town before joining Bala Town F.C..

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walking Down The Manny Road – Neil Fisher
  2. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885–1997. p. 121. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  3. ^ "Alex Smith sold – Conroy signs". chester-city.co.uk. 25 March 1999. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Fisher and Woods released". chester-city.co.uk. 13 June 2001. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Leigh RMI appoint Patterson". BBC Sport. 3 January 2003. Retrieved 9 January 2008.