Neville Bannister

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Neville Bannister
Personal information
Full name Neville Bannister[1]
Date of birth (1937-07-21) 21 July 1937 (age 83)[1]
Place of birth Brierfield, Lancashire,[1] England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
Position(s) Outside right
Youth career
Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Bolton Wanderers 26 (4)
1961–1964 Lincoln City 68 (16)
1964–1965 Hartlepools United 41 (8)
1965–1966 Rochdale 19 (2)
1966–1970 Fleetwood
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neville Bannister (born 21 July 1937) is an English former footballer who scored 30 goals from 154 appearances in the Football League playing as an outside right for Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Hartlepools United and Rochdale.[3][4]

Bannister came through the junior teams at Bolton Wanderers[4] and made his debut in the 1955–56 season.[3] He scored the second goal, and set up the fourth for Nat Lofthouse, as Bolton beat league champions Wolverhampton Wanderers 4–1 in the 1958 FA Charity Shield.[5] Lincoln City signed him in 1961 in what proved an unsuccessful attempt to avoid relegation from the Second Division.[2] He also played league football for Hartlepools United and Rochdale before moving into non-league with Fleetwood.[6] He went on to become chairman of Blackpool Rangers Juniors F.C.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Neville Bannister". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Golesworthy, Maurice, ed. (1965). Soccer Who's Who. London: The Sportsmans Book Club.
  3. ^ a b "Neville Bannister". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (1998). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–1998. Queen Anne Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-85291-585-8.
  5. ^ "Reserves' big part in defeat of League champions". The Times. 7 October 1958. p. 3. A moment later the other young hero, Bannister, beat Harris coolly, ran some 40 yards, held off Wright and shot the second goal off Finlayson's arm. ... With 20 minutes to go young Bannister showed a prodigious turn of speed up to the by-line, cut the defence open, and left Lofthouse with another goal on a golden plate.
  6. ^ "Bannister, Nev". Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Club history". Blackpool Rangers J.F.C. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2013.