Tolson playing for Hyde
|Full name||Neil Tolson|
|Date of birth||25 October 1973|
|Place of birth||Walsall, England|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Altrincham ([Youth coach])|
|1995||→ Chester City (loan)||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Walsall, Staffordshire, Tolson began his career with Oldham Athletic. He later joined York City and was their top scorer for the 1996–97 season, with 17 goals in all competitions, including one as York beat Premier League side Everton 3–2 in the second round second leg of the League Cup.
Tolson joined Hyde United in July 2003 and was appointed Assistant Manager of the club in July 2007 before becoming Player-Manager in September 2008. After eight years at the club playing roles of manager, player and assistant manager, on 4 April 2011 he was relieved of his duties by the new board of directors. He left having scored 82 goals in 176 appearances for the club in all competitions.
In June 2011 he joined Altrincham as assistant manager to Lee Sinnott. In this role, he helped the club achieve promotion via the play offs to the Conference National. Following Sinnott's departure, Tolson served as caretaker manager from March 2016 until the end of the season.
In 2018, he took a full time coaching job in with American club FC Wisconsin.
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- "Leigh let Tolson go". BBC Sport. 15 January 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "Tolson joins Kettering". BBC Sport. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "Shaymen swoop for Tolson". BBC Sport. 27 March 2003. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
- "Statement from the Board". Hyde F.C. Retrieved 5 April 2011.
- "Player Statistics: Neil Tolson". Hyde Football Club: Database. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
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- Neil Tolson at Soccerbase