Phil Bater

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Phil Bater
Personal information
Full name Philip Thomas Bater
Date of birth (1955-10-26) 26 October 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1981 Bristol Rovers 212 (2)
1981–1983 Wrexham 73 (1)
1983–1986 Bristol Rovers 98 (1)
1986–1987 Brentford 19 (2)
1987–1989 Cardiff City 76 (0)
1990 Gloucester City 2 (0)
National team
1976–1977 Wales U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
2004 Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
2007–2008 Clevedon Town
2009–2012 Mangotsfield United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Philip Thomas Bater (born 26 October 1955 in Cardiff) is a former professional footballer turned manager.

Originally from Cardiff, Bater began his career as an apprentice with Bristol Rovers in 1973. He made 310 league appearances in two spells at the club, and also played for Wrexham, Brentford and Cardiff City[1] He was also capped by Wales U-21.[2] before ending his playing days at Gloucester City and starting up a landscape gardening business[3]

After retiring as a player, Bater held a number of coaching positions at Bristol Rovers, including youth team coach and caretaker manager for the first team, and he also started a landscape gardening business.[4] Since then he has been manager of Clevedon Town, and in 2009 became manager of Mangotsfield United leading the club to the playoffs in 2011, he left in April 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "2007 - 2008 Player Profiles". Clevedon Town Football Club. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  2. ^ "Greatest Ever Gas Fullback?". Vital Football. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Phil Bater on Tiger Roar
  4. ^ Paul Jiggins (11 November 2006). "Mr RotaBater wants Vibe talking". The Sun. Retrieved 16 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Bater quits as Mangotsfield boss". Non League Daily. 6 April 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012.