Jamie Pollock

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Jamie Pollock
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Middlesbrough 155 (18)
1996 CA Osasuna 2 (0)
1996–1998 Bolton Wanderers 52 (5)
1998–2000 Manchester City 60 (5)
2000–2002 Crystal Palace 31 (4)
2001 Birmingham City (loan) 5 (0)
Total 305 (32)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Spennymoor United
2005–2007 Spennymoor Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jamie Pollock (born 16 February 1974) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 300 appearances in the Football League.

Playing career[edit]

His career began at Middlesbrough where he played as a defensive midfielder. He left Middlesbrough in 1996 joining Spanish side CA Osasuna. After failing to make an impression in Spain he returned to England, signing for Bolton Wanderers. He later played for Manchester City, a team which then fell into what was then Division Two. Pollock scored a bizarre own goal in the penultimate game of the season, against Queens Park Rangers, where he flicked the ball over an opposing player before sending a looping header over his own goalkeeper. The own goal condemned Manchester City to relegation to the third tier for the first time, whilst keeping QPR in the division. As a result, a group of QPR fans thanked him by voting him the "most influential man of the past 2,000 years" in an internet poll, where "Jesus came second, apparently."[1]

He was transferred to Crystal Palace, later spent a spell on loan to Birmingham City. On 1 March 2002, Pollock announced his retirement from professional football. He had been without a club since he left Crystal Palace by mutual consent. He was training with Grimsby Town but opted instead to play non-League football and become a director in his family's glass-making business.

Management career[edit]

He was the manager of non-League club Spennymoor Town until 2007,[2] after his previous club Spennymoor United folded in 2005. He also coaches a Polton Allstars team that plays in the Teesside Junior Alliance – North Riding League.

Personal life[edit]

After his short-lived spell as a football manager, he is now concentrating on his personal training company and is also co-owner of a glass and glazing company based in Middlesbrough near the Transporter Bridge called Polton Glass.

His son, Ben, is a professional footballer who plays for League Two side Hartlepool United.

Honours[edit]

Middlesbrough
Bolton Wanderers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hackett, Robin (21 July 2011). "Own goals". ESPN FC. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "'Moors' manager resigns". Spennynews. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 

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