Rhys Wilmot

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Rhys Wilmot
Personal information
Full name Rhys Wilmot
Date of birth (1962-02-21) 21 February 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Plymouth Argyle
(Youth academy & first team goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
1977–1980 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1989 Arsenal 8 (0)
1983 Hereford United (loan) 9 (0)
1984 Leyton Orient (loan) 46 (0)
1988 Swansea City (loan) 16 (0)
1989–1992 Plymouth Argyle 133 (0)
1992–1994 Grimsby Town 33 (0)
1994–1996 Crystal Palace 6 (0)
1996–1997 Torquay United 33 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Rhys Wilmot (born 21 February 1962 in Newport) is a former Welsh professional footballer currently eployed as an youth academy & first team Goalkeeping Coach at Football League Two side Plymouth Argyle.

As a player Wilmot was a goalkeeper from 1980 to 1997 for Arsenal, Hereford United, Leyton Orient, Swansea City, Plymouth Argyle, Grimsby Town, Crystal Palace and Torquay United.

Playing career[edit]

Wilmot started out at Arsenal, joining as a schoolboy in 1977 before turning professional in 1980. Mainly an understudy to Pat Jennings, George Wood and then John Lukic, Wilmot had loan spells at both Hereford United and Leyton Orient. He had to wait six years until his Arsenal first-team debut, against Aston Villa on 28 March 1986. He had six games deputising for Lukic in 1986-87 before another loan spell, this time at Swansea City.

Unable to break into the first team properly, he left Arsenal in 1989 for Plymouth Argyle. During his time in Devon Rhys Played under Peter Shilton until he was sold for a sum of £87,500. He later played for Grimsby Town, Crystal Palace and Torquay United.

Coaching career[edit]

Wilmot was in the role of a youth academy goalkeeping coach at Plymouth Argyle and on June 26, 2013 was promoted as the first team goalkeeping coach.[1][2]

On June 15, 2015 Rhys left his position as first team goalkeeping coach due to a backroom staff restructuring. He is expected to return to his old role within the clubs youth academy.[2]


  1. ^ "Back Room Staff Announced". PAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Staff Departures". PAFC.co.uk. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 

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