Phil Horner

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Phil Horner
Personal information
Full name Philip Matthew Horner
Date of birth (1966-11-10) 10 November 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Leeds, England
Playing position Defender (retired)
Club information
Current team
Blackpool (physio)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Leicester City 10 (0)
1985–1986 Rotherham United (loan) 4 (0)
1988–1990 Halifax Town 72 (4)
1990–1996 Blackpool 187 (22)
1995–1996 Southport (loan) ? (?)
1996–1999 Southport ? (?)
1999–2000 Lancaster City ? (?)
Total 273 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Philip Matthew Horner (born 10 November 1966 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) is a former professional footballer. He is now a qualified physiotherapist and works at his former playing club Blackpool.


Horner began his career with Leicester City in 1983, but he only made ten league appearances in five years at Filbert Street and spent a short spell on loan at Rotherham United in the 1985–86 season.

In 1988, he joined Halifax Town, then managed by Billy Ayre. Horner followed Ayre to Blackpool when the latter became manager of the Tangerines in 1990. In six years at Bloomfield Road he made 187 league appearances, scoring 22 goals.

He joined non-League Southport on loan in the 1995–96 season. After finishing his professional playing career at Bloomfield Road, Horner returned to Southport on a permanent basis while he studied for a Bachelor of Science degree in physiotherapy.[1] He finished his playing career with Lancaster City in the 1999–2000 season in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Post-football career[edit]

After gaining his degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford, Horner worked as a physiotherapist at Royal Preston Hospital before returning to Bloomfield Road to become Blackpool's club physiotherapist in November 2000,[1][2] a role he continues to fulfill.[3] Horner is a member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Council of Professional Supplementary Medicine.





  1. ^ a b "Blackpool Football Club Physiotherapist – Phil Horner". Blackpool F.C. 2001-06-14. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Macca needto sell to buy". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 2000-11-17. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Blackpool F.C. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

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