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 52)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Crewe Alexandra 122 (67)
1987–1993 Brentford 233 (143)
1993–1997 Wimbledon 67 (24)
1995 Wycombe (loan) 8 (3)
1996 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 10 (4)
1997 Sembawang Rangers
1997–2001 SV Elversberg
Total 404 (128)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gary Blissett (born 26 June 1964) is an English former professional footballer.

In December 1992, Blissett was acquitted of GBH 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]

He is currently based in Philadelphia, where he and his business partner, Allan Cockram, are coaching under 18's, as well as developing their business; Soccer Sounds.[3]


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  1. ^ "Gary Blissett". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Haylett, Trevor (4 December 1992). "Football: Torquay anger at Kelly after Blissett cleared". The Independent. London. 
  3. ^ Rob Hughes (27 August 2006). "Rise of the elbow". London: Retrieved 25 January 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Gary Blissett in emotional tribute to Martin Lange after Hall of Fame induction". Retrieved 2015-12-27. 

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