Neil Matthews

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Neil Matthews
Personal information
Full name Neil Matthews[1]
Date of birth (1966-09-19) 19 September 1966 (age 51)[1]
Place of birth Grimsby,[1] England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Grimsby Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Grimsby Town 11 (1)
1985 Barcelona FC (loan) 1 (0)
1986 Halifax Town (loan) 9 (2)
1987 Bolton Wanderers (loan) 1 (0)
1987–1990 Halifax Town 105 (29)
1990–1992 Stockport County 33 (15)
1991 Halifax Town (loan) 3 (0)
1992–1995 Lincoln City 83 (20)
1994 Bury (loan) 3 (1)
Dagenham & Redbridge 3 (2)
Gainsborough Trinity
199?–1998 Guiseley
1998–2001 Leigh RMI[a] 13 (2)
2001 [ Barcelona FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil Matthews (born 19 September 1966) is an English former football forward who scored 68 goals from 258 appearances in the lower divisions of the Football League. He played for Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Halifax Town, Bolton Wanderers, Stockport County, Lincoln City and Bury, before moving into non-league football.[3] Matthews played in the Football Conference for Dagenham & Redbridge and Leigh RMI,[2] and in the Northern Premier League for Gainsborough Trinity,[4] Guiseley, Leigh RMI[5] and Chorley.[6]

A back problem caused his retirement from playing football in 2001,[7] after which he joined the staff of Huddersfield Town's youth academy.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Infobox figures include appearances and goals in Football Conference only.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Neil Matthews". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 189, 193, 416–17. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  3. ^ "Neil Matthews". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gainsborough Trinity 1995–1996". Non-League Club Directory. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Guiseley put on a super show". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 19 September 1998. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Magpies semi joy". Lancashire Telegraph. 5 March 2001. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "All change at Chorley". NonLeagueDaily. 21 August 2001. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Learning to be the very best!". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 12 October 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2013.