Neill Rimmer

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Neill Rimmer
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-11-13) 13 November 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Ashton Town (manager)
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Everton 1 (0)
1985–1988 Ipswich Town 22 (3)
1988–1996 Wigan Athletic 220 (10)
1990–1991Mossley (loan) 3 (0)
1996–1997 Altrincham 5 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Ashton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neill Rimmer (born 13 November 1967)[1] is an English former professional football midfielder. He played in the Football League primarily for Wigan Athletic.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Rimmer became an apprentice with Everton, turning professional in April 1984.[1] He made one first team appearance for Everton, as a substitute, before being released at the end of the 1984–85 season. In August 1985 he joined Ipswich Town,[1] but made less than 30 first team appearances over the next three seasons. In July 1988 he joined Wigan Athletic.[1] During the 1990–91 season he had a spell on loan with Mossley, playing three times.[2] He returned to Wigan and went on to make over 250 first team appearances.

He later played for Altrincham, where he played five times in the Football Conference during the 1996–97 season and Scarborough.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

From September 2009 to June 2010, Neill ran developmental programs for Lincoln Youth Soccer in Lincoln, Massachusetts in the United States. He later worked for the Wigan Athletic academy as a coach.[3]

In June 2017 he was appointed joint manager of Ashton Town alongside Dave Dempsey.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Neill Rimmer". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Complete A-Z of players 1919–2010: Radcliffe to Ryder". Mossley A.F.C. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  3. ^ Gregor Rioch appointed academy manager Wigan Athletic, 10 December 2013
  4. ^ Dempsey & Rimmer Take Relegated Ashton Town Helm Non-League Pitchero, 4 June 2017