Scott Green (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Scott Green, see Scott Green (disambiguation).
Scott Green
Personal information
Full name Scott Paul Green
Date of birth (1970-01-15) 15 January 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Walsall, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Derby County 0 (0)
1989 Euran Pallo (loan) 17 (23)
1990–1997 Bolton Wanderers 227 (25)
1997–2003 Wigan Athletic 213 (10)
2003 Wrexham 15 (3)
2003–2004 Telford United 20 (3)
2004–2005 Wrexham 12 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2012 Yeovil Town (Youth Coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Scott Paul Green (born 15 January 1970 in Walsall) is a retired English football defender.[1]

As a schoolboy, Green spent time at Stoke, West Brom and Walsall before Derby County took him on trial as a centre-forward. He ultimately failed to play a single game for Derby but would have a successful loan spell in 1989 with Finnish side Euran Pallo,[2] scoring 23 goals in 17 matches.[3] In 1990, Green signed for Bolton Wanderers for £50,000, making his début against Shrewsbury Town. He would help Wanderers reach the play-offs that season, and made an appearance in the 1991 play-off final against Tranmere. In 1994, Green switched to full-back helping Bolton achieve promotion and played in the 1995 Football League Cup Final.

Green joined Wigan Athletic for £300,000 in June 1997, scoring on his début in a 5-2 win over Wycombe Wanderers on the opening day of the 1997/98 season. Now a regular fixture at right-back, he was part of the side that would win the Football League Trophy at Wembley in 1999. A virtual ever present in the first half of Wigan's Second Division Championship winning season, he would be allowed to leave the club for Wrexham in 2003.

Honours[edit]

Bolton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Green at Soccerbase
  2. ^ Setänen, Eetu (27 June 2013). "Euran Wembleyltä Valioliigaan" (in Finnish). Länsi-Suomi. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Lahtinen, Esko S.; Malmberg, Kirsti; Sainio, Iris (1990). Jalkapallokirja 1990 (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. p. 228. ISBN 951-9392-37-8.