Gary Blissett

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Gary Blissett
Personal information
Full name Gary Paul Blissett[1]
Date of birth (1964-06-29) 29 June 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Crewe Alexandra 122 (79)
1987–1993 Brentford 233 (105)
1993–1997 Wimbledon 31 (3)
1995Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (2)
1996Crewe Alexandra (loan) 10 (1)
1997 Sembawang Rangers 32 (10)
1997–2001 SV Elversberg 65 (26)
Total 465 (226)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Gary Blissett (born 29 June 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward.

He notably played in the Premier League for Wimbledon, and in the Football League for Crewe Alexandra, Brentford and Wycombe Wanderers. He finished his career in Singapore and Germany with Sembawang Rangers and SV Elversberg respectively.


Blissett scored over 100 league goals for Crewe Alexandra and Brentford. He picked up a Third Division title medal with Brentford in 1992.

In December 1992, Blissett was acquitted of grievous bodily harm after challenging for an aerial ball with Torquay United player John Uzzell in an away game at Plainmoor 12 months earlier. It was alleged by Uzzell that Blissett had deliberately elbowed him in the face, fracturing his eye socket, although the court did not agree with this. Blissett has always maintained that the incident was an accidental collision and video evidence of the challenge was deemed to show that Blissett kept his eyes on the ball and, furthermore, that in jumping to head an aerial ball, a player would typically raise one or both arms to gain height.[2][3][4]

Blissett moved to Wimbledon summer 1993. He was mostly a substitute in his four seasons at Wimbledon, starting only ten matches and scoring three goals. He had a loan spell with Wycombe Wanderers during that time, and also a loan spell back at Crewe Alexandra, before leaving Wimbledon in 1997 for a brief spell with Sembawang Rangers in Singapore. He completed his playing career with a four-year spell in Germany at SV Elversberg.

Personal life[edit]

Blissett is based in Florida where he is the Director of Coaching for Florida Premier FC Zephyrhills.[5]





  1. ^ "Gary Blissett". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Football: Blissett denies intent to injure". The Independent. 1 December 1992. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Football: Blissett faced with 'ample evidence'". The Independent. 3 December 1992. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Football: Blissett's case causes confusion: The Blissett-Uzzell case". The Independent. 5 December 1992. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Ex-Premier League players teach soccer using cages and blindfolds". For The Win. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Gary Blissett in emotional tribute to Martin Lange after Hall of Fame induction". Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 27 December 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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