Terry Fenwick

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Terry Fenwick
Personal information
Full name Terence William Fenwick
Date of birth (1959-11-17) 17 November 1959 (age 54)
Place of birth Seaham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Crystal Palace 70 (0)
1980–1987 Queens Park Rangers 256 (33)
1987–1993 Tottenham Hotspur 93 (8)
1990–1991 Leicester City (loan) 8 (1)
1993–1995 Swindon Town 28 (0)
Total 455 (42)
National team
1980–1982 England U21 11 (0)
1984–1988 England 20 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Portsmouth
2003 Northampton Town
2005–2009 San Juan Jabloteh
2009–2011 San Juan Jabloteh
2013–2014 Central FC
2014– C.S. Visé
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Terence William 'Terry' Fenwick (born 17 November 1959 in Seaham, County Durham) is an English football coach and former player. He is currently the manager at C.S. Visé in the Belgian Second Division.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

He started his career at Crystal Palace and went on to play for major clubs such as Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur. During this period he was a regular for the England national football team. He became the first full back to score a goal from open play in an FA Cup Final when he equalized against Tottenham Hotspur in the 1982 final.

He holds the English record for most yellow cards, three, in a single World Cup tournament, which he achieved in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. During that World Cup, Fenwick was also noted for being passed by Diego Maradona as Maradona scored the "Goal of the Century".

Fenwick received a four-month prison sentence in September 1991 after being convicted of drink-driving. He served two months of his sentence.

Fenwick scored all 8 of his league goals for Tottenham from the penalty spot in just one season, 1988–89. After 1990, it gradually became clear that Fenwick had witnessed his best days as a footballer. He was sent on loan to Leicester City before getting a permanent move to Swindon Town, a newly promoted Premier League team. His first season, 1993–94, saw Swindon winning only 5 games of a total 42, conceding 100 goals and being relegated. Fenwick played 26 games during this season, and was noted for breaking the leg of Paul Warhurst. He played only two games the following season, was released, and ended his playing career shortly thereafter.

Manager[edit]

Following in the footsteps of many former players, Fenwick decided to try a managerial career. In 1995 he replaced Jim Smith as manager for Portsmouth. After an underwhelming first full season in charge, where the club only avoided relegation on goal difference, an improved second season saw the club miss out on a play-off spot by just one place, and they also eliminated then-Premier League Leeds United from the FA Cup. A dire third season cost Fenwick his job however, and he left with the Club bottom of the Division One table.

In a quite remarkable turnaround of events, Fenwick was canvassed by an Asian businessman and coerced to become the new public face of beleaguered non-league outfit Southall between 2000-2001. It led to fellow Queens Park Rangers team-mate Mike Fillery being installed to take charge of first team affairs, before both were ousted amid the debacle surrounding the Club's ownership.

Fenwick's next manager job was at Northampton Town in 2003, where he only lasted for 7 games. His first game saw a 1–0 lead turn into a 2–1 defeat away to Blackpool. The next five games saw just two draws and three more defeats. His last game in charge was against Bristol City. The 2–1 defeat saw calls for his departure from fans and he left the post the following Monday. He was replaced by Martin Wilkinson. That summer, Fenwick was lined up to become the new manager of Luton Town, but he decided not to take the job due to uncertainty over the Club's ownership - amid allegations of fraud surrounding Hatters, and former Southall chairman John Gurney.[1]

After enduring a fairly torrid time with Southall, through no fault of his own, Fenwick transcressed to become director of football at Ryman League side Ashford Town (Kent) in 2004. Yet, despite plans to reshape the Club for bigger things, a lack of private investment and on-field success, meant the Club was unable to move forward.

Since his managerial days in England, Fenwick has spent a considerable amount of time in the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, which he has enjoyed a great degree of managerial success - winning the country's professional football league on four occasions (2002, 2003, 2007, and 2008). After securing a place in the Caribbean Champions League for Central FC, Fenwick signed for CS Visé in the Belgian Second Division[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "By Luton Fans, For Luton Fans". www.lutonfc.com. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Fenwick quits Central: English coach poised to join Belgium club". www.wired868.com. Retrieved 2014-05-05.