Ray Newland

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Ray Newland
Personal information
Full name Raymond James Newland[1]
Date of birth (1971-07-19) 19 July 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1987–198? Chester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Winsford United
Newtown
St Helens Town 0 (0)
1989–1991 Everton
1990–1993 Plymouth Argyle 26 (0)
1993–1995 Chester City 11 (0)
1995–1997 Torquay United 28 (0)
1997–1999 Leek Town
1999 Clydebank 1 (0)
Wigan Athletic
Leigh RMI
Runcorn
Bangor City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Raymond James Newland (born 19 July 1971) is an English former professional football goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Newland began his career as a trainee with Chester City, before joining Winsford United. He then moved to Welsh side Newtown where he won both players and supporters player of the year in his first season. He then spent two years at Everton before moving to Plymouth Argyle in July 1990 after Wales goalkeeping legend Neville Southall had recommended him to Plymouth manager and ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton.

Newland's goalkeeping career then took him to other professional clubs that included, another spell at Chester City, Torquay United, Leek Town, Clydebank in the Scottish league before returning to England and signing for Wigan Athletic.

Newland then had a training ground injury while playing for Wigan Athletic that finished his career aged just 28. However he started Just4keepers goalkeeper training schools, and in 2011, he also brought out his own goalkeeper sports and goalkeeping glove brand J4K.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry J. Hugman. The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 

External links[edit]

  • Ray Newland at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database