Neville Hamilton

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Neville Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Neville Roy Hamilton
Date of birth (1960-04-19)19 April 1960
Place of birth Leicester, England
Date of death 9 February 2009(2009-02-09) (aged 48)
Place of death Leicester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Leicester City 4 (0)
1979–1981 Mansfield Town 89 (4)
1981–1984 Rochdale 74 (5)
1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neville Hamilton (19 April 1960 – 9 February 2009) was an English footballer and coach.

Hamilton, a native of Leicester, began his career at his hometown club Leicester City, making his debut against Manchester United on 27 December 1977.[1][2] He went on to play five first-team games for Leicester, before leaving to join Mansfield Town in January 1979. Hamilton would go on to play 89 matches for the Stags in two-and-a-half seasons at Field Mill.

In August 1981, Hamilton joined Rochdale, where he spent three seasons, and in the summer of 1984, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, he never played a competitive match for Wolves, and was forced to retire from the game after suffering a heart attack during pre-season training in 1984.[3]

After his enforced departure from the playing side of the game, Hamilton became a coach. He returned to his first club Leicester City, where he became part of the club's youth department, helping to shape the careers of players like Emile Heskey and Richard Stearman.[1]

Hamilton died on 9 February 2009 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, aged 48. He had been hospitalised for a while, and had heart surgery the week before his death.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Neville will be remembered, says Lineker, Leicester Mercury (10 February 2009). Retrieved on 10 February 2009.
  2. ^ Leicester City 1977-78 fixtures and results,
  3. ^ Former Dale player Hamilton dies, Rochdale Online (10 February 2009). Retrieved on 10 February 2009.