Les O'Neill

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Les O'Neill
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-12-04) 4 December 1943 (age 73)
Place of birth Blyth, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1960–1962 Blyth Spartans
1962–1963 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1965 Newcastle United 1 (0)
1965–1970 Darlington 179 (35)
1970–1972 Bradford City 97 (17)
1972–1977 Carlisle United 155 (20)
1977–1978 Queen of the South 20 (1)
Total 452 (73)
Teams managed
1989–1991 Workington
1993–1993 Penrith
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Les O'Neill (born 4 December 1943) is an English former professional football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Blyth, O'Neill played as a midfielder and began his career in non-League football with Blyth Spartans.

He turned professional with Newcastle United in 1963 but was unable to establish himself in the first team.

He then made over 100 first team appearances for each of Darlington, Bradford City and Carlisle United. With Carlisle he made it to the top flight of English football in the same team as Chris Balderstone and Bobby Parker.[1]

He next played in Scotland for Dumfries club Queen of the South where he was re-united again with Balderstone. After one season at Palmerston Park O'Neill retired from playing in 1978.

Coaching career[edit]

O'Neill was manager of non-League team Workington between 1989 and 1991, and later managed Penrith.


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