Neil Tolson

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Neil Tolson
Neil Tolson, Hyde.jpg
Tolson playing for Hyde
Personal information
Full name Neil Tolson
Date of birth (1973-10-25) 25 October 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Walsall, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Altrincham ([Youth coach])
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Walsall 9 (1)
1992–1993 Oldham Athletic 3 (0)
1993–1996 Bradford City 63 (12)
1995Chester City (loan) 4 (0)
1996–1999 York City 72 (13)
1999–2001 Southend United 36 (11)
2002–2003 Leigh RMI 10 (1)
2003 Kettering Town 1 (0)
2003 Halifax Town 3 (0)
2003–2011 Hyde 124 (54)
Total 325 (92)
Teams managed
2008–2011 Hyde
2016 Altrincham(Caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neil Tolson (born 25 October 1973) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a striker. He later moved onto a coaching career with Hyde, Altrincham and Stalybridge Celtic.


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,[1] including one as York beat Premier League side Everton 3–2 in the second round second leg of the League Cup.

He was released by Leigh RMI in January 2003 and joined Kettering Town in February.[2][3] He signed for Halifax Town a month later.[4]

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.[5] He left having scored 82 goals in 176 appearances for the club in all competitions.[6]

In June 2011 he joined Altrincham as assistant manager to Lee Sinnott[7]. 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[8].

He later took the role of assistant manager at Stalybridge Celtic F.C. during the 2016/17 season[9].

In 2018, he took a full time coaching job in with American club FC Wisconsin.[10]


  1. ^ "York 1996/1997 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
  2. ^ "Leigh let Tolson go". BBC Sport. 2003-01-15. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  3. ^ "Tolson joins Kettering". BBC Sport. 2003-02-13. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  4. ^ "Shaymen swoop for Tolson". BBC Sport. 2003-03-27. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  5. ^ "Statement from the Board". Hyde F.C. Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  6. ^ "Player Statistics: Neil Tolson". Hyde Football Club: Database. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
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