Neil Ramsbottom

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Neil Ramsbottom
Personal information
Full name Neil Ramsbottom
Date of birth (1945-02-25) 25 February 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bury
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 Bury 174 (0)
1971–1972 Blackpool 12 (0)
1972 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 3 (0)
1972–1975 Coventry City 51 (0)
1975–1976 Sheffield Wednesday 18 (0)
1976–1977 Plymouth Argyle 39 (0)
1977–1978 Blackburn Rovers 10 (0)
1978–1980 Sheffield United 2 (0)
1980–1983 Bradford City 73 (0)
1983–1984 Bournemouth 4 (0)
Total 386 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil Ramsbottom (born 25 February 1945 in Blackburn) is a retired English association football goalkeeper who played for numerous clubs in the Football League during his career, including Bury, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth Argyle, and Bradford City.

Playing career[edit]

Ramsbottom began his professional career with local club Bury in 1965, where he made 174 league appearances before moving to Blackpool.[1] He only spent one season there before joining Coventry City in 1972 where he made 51 league appearances in three years at Highfield Road.[2] He left in 1975 to join Sheffield Wednesday but only spent one year there, making 18 league appearances.[3] He then joined Plymouth Argyle in 1976, making 39 league appearances.[4] He won the club's Player of the Year award in his one season at Home Park.[5] He joined his hometown club, Blackburn Rovers, in 1977 where he made 10 league appearances before joining Sheffield United in 1978, but he was limited to just two league appearances.[6]

He moved from Bramall Lane in 1980 to join Bradford City. He would feature regularly for the Bantams for the next three years, making 73 league appearances, before joining Bournemouth in 1983, his last Football League club.[7] He made 4 league appearances for the club in the 1983–84 season before moving into non-league football with Chorley at the age of 39.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bury: Neil Ramsbottom Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  2. ^ Coventry City: Neil Ramsbottom Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ Neil Ramsbottom Statistics SWFC Stats. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ Neil Ramsbottom Greens on Screen. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ Neil Ramsbottom Argyle Review. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  6. ^ Sheffield United: Neil Ramsbottom Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  7. ^ Bradford City: Neil Ramsbottom Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  8. ^ Bournemouth: Neil Ramsbottom Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.

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