Neil Arndale

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Neil Arndale
Personal information
Full name Neil Darren Arndale[1]
Date of birth (1984-04-26) 26 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Mangotsfield United
Number 2
Youth career
000?–2002 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Bristol Rovers 5 (0)
2003–2004 Clevedon Town (loan) 23 (0)
2004–2006 Cirencester Town
2006–2011 Mangotsfield United
2011 Cirencester Town 10 (0)
2011–2012 Mangotsfield United
2012– Mangotsfield United
National team
2000–2001 England U16 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:23, 12 February 2010 (UTC).

Neil Darren Arndale (born 26 April 1984) is a former professional footballer who plays as a defender. He played in The Football League for Bristol Rovers and has also played youth football internationally for England. He is currently with Larkhall Athletic.

Arndale came through the youth ranks at Bristol Rovers and was promoted to the senior squad in 2002. During this time he was selected to play for England under-16s[2] and England under-18s.[3] In all he played five League games and one game in the Football League Trophy for The Pirates,[4] and was also sent out on loan to Clevedon Town on what the club referred to as 'work experience' terms.[5]

He was released by Bristol Rovers in 2004 and dropped down into non-League football. He spent two years with Cirencester Town, where he was club captain, before joining Mangotsfield United in 2006.[3] Arndale was linked heavily with a move to Gloucester City during his spell with Mangotsfield however rejected the decision to move up the pyramid.

In June 2011, Arndale returned to former club, Cirencester Town.[6] However, in October 2011, he left the club, and returned to Mangotsfield United.[7]

He joined Mangotsfield United in 2011 but in January 2012 left the club, as he wished to take a break from football due to work commitments.[8] A few months later however in May 2012, he returned to Mangotsfield for a third spell, moving to Larkhall Athletic [9] in 2015.


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 27. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Englands framtid...". (in Norwegian). 25 February 2001. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Mangotsfield United player profiles 2009/10". Mangotsfield United Football Club. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Neil Arndale". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mangotsfield United Pen Pics (2009/10)" (RTF). Southern Football League. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Keeper and full back leave Mangotsfield". Non League Daily. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Arndale back at Mangotsfield". Non League Daily. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "One In, Two Out at Mangotsfield". Non League Daily. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Larkhall Athletic

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