Gary Emmanuel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gary Emmanuel
Personal information
Full name John Gary Emmanuel
Date of birth (1954-02-01)1 February 1954
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1971 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1978 Birmingham City 71 (6)
1978–1981 Bristol Rovers 65 (2)
1981–1984 Swindon Town 111 (8)
1984–1985 Newport County 12 (0)
1985 Bristol City 2 (0)
1985–1989 Swansea City 111 (5)
Merthyr Tydfil
Ton Pentre
National team
1974–1975 Wales U-23 1 (0)
Teams managed
1993 Haverfordwest County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Gary Emmanuel (born 1 February 1954) is a former Wales under-23 international footballer who played as a midfielder. He made 372 appearances in the Football League, playing for Birmingham City, Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Newport County, Bristol City and Swansea City.

After his Football League career finished, he went on to play for several non-league clubs in Wales, and had a brief spell as manager of Haverfordwest County, while working for the Post Office.[1][2]


His father, Len was a Wales schoolboy international who played at left back for Swansea Town and Newport County.[3] His uncle, Tom Emanuel played at left-back for Swansea Town and Southampton in the 1930s and 1940s.[3]


  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  • "Gary Emmanuel". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 9 April 2008. 
  1. ^ "Past players". Swansea City A.F.C. 1 May 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Club guides: Haverfordwest County club history". Welsh Premier League. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan; Bull, David (2013). All the Saints: A Complete Players' Who's Who of Southampton FC. Southampton: Hagiology Publishing. p. 66. ISBN 978-0-9926-8640-6.