Michael Simpson (footballer)

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Michael Simpson
Personal information
Full name Michael Simpson[1]
Date of birth (1974-02-28) 28 February 1974 (age 43)[1]
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1992 Notts County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1997 Notts County 49 (3)
1996 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 12 (0)
1996–1997 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 5 (1)
1997–2004 Wycombe Wanderers 285 (16)
2004–2007 Leyton Orient 105 (4)
2007–2010 Burton Albion 89 (5)
2010–2011 Eastwood Town 39 (2)
Graham Street Prims
Total 584 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Simpson (born 28 February 1974) is an English former professional footballer who last played semi-professionally for Graham Street Prims.


Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,[1] Simpson began his career at one of his hometown clubs, Notts County. He made 43 starts for the Magpies, before moving to Wycombe Wanderers on loan in 1996. He then made his return to Notts county and made a further appearance before Plymouth Argyle came in for his services in the same season of 1996-97. He made 10 starts for Plymouth and a further 2 substitute appearances. In 1997, Simpson returned to Wycombe Wanderers, where he finally found home. In a highly successful seven years at Wycombe, he clocked up 251 starts and 15 as a substitute. Simpson played a big part in Wycombe's famous FA Cup run of the 2000/01 season, where they beat then Premiership Leicester City to reach the semi-finals.

Simpson's great Wycombe career was halted in 2004, where he was released after their relegation to League Two. He signed for Leyton Orient in the summer of 2004 on a free transfer. Since his arrival at Brisbane Road, he has chalked up 105 appearances and 3 goals.

In November 2007 after a lengthy injury, he linked up with Burton Albion and was an integral part of the squad which won promotion to The Football League in 2009.

Simpson was released at the end of the 2009–10 season, before joining Eastwood Town.


Notts County

Burton Albion


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 380. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 

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