Simon Black (English footballer)

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Simon Black
Personal information
Full name Simon Anthony Black
Date of birth (1975-11-09) 9 November 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Marston Green, Solihull, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1991–1993 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–199x Birmingham City 2 (0)
Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
1995 Yeovil Town 13 (4)
1996 Ilkeston Town 1
1996 Gloucester City 7 (3)
1998 Brierley Hill Town
1998–199? Halesowen Town
199?–2000 Bedworth United
2000–2001 Stourbridge
2002–200? Paget Rangers
Bridlington Town
Hall Road Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Simon Anthony Black (born 9 November 1975) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward in the Football League for Birmingham City.[1][2]

Black was born in Marston Green, Solihull. When he left school in 1991, he joined Birmingham City as a YTS trainee,[1] and made his debut in Division One (second tier) on the opening day of the 1993–94 season in a 1–0 defeat at Charlton Athletic. He played once more in the league and twice in the Anglo-Italian Cup, before leaving the club.[3] He was later on the books of Doncaster Rovers, without playing for the first team.[4][5]

He joined Yeovil Town, making his debut for them on 4 March and going on to make 13 appearances during the remainder of the 1994–95 season, scoring four goals.[6] He subsequently played one match for Ilkeston Town on 24 February 1996 before joining Gloucester City,[7] where he scored three goals in seven appearances by the end of the 1995–96 season.[8]

In early 1998 he signed for Brierley Hill Town,[9] but joined Halesowen Town later in the year.[10] He subsequently played for Bedworth United in 1999,[11] Stourbridge from 2000[12] to 2001,[13] Paget Rangers in 2002,[14] Bridlington Town and Hall Road Rangers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 72. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City: 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 228
  4. ^ a b "Player profile Simon Black". NonLeague Daily. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Doncaster Rovers : 1946/47–1997/98 & 2003/04–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Simon Black: Player Profile Ciderspace
  7. ^ B Ilson Football
  8. ^ Appearances & Goalscorers - 1995/96 Tiger Roar
  9. ^ Harrison makes his Mark to clip Swifts' wings Sunday Mercury, 1 March 1998
  10. ^ "Results for Halesowen Town (1998–1999)". Yeltzland.net. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Bloxwich (0) 0 Bedworth United (2) 5". CWN – News & Information for Coventry & Warwickshire. 13 February 1999. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  12. ^ Stoner, Colin (19 February 2000). "Stourbridge: 'Black stays'". Sports Argus (Birmingham). Retrieved 22 May 2009 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  13. ^ "New boss Jackson rings the changes". Stourbridge News. 29 November 2001. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "Non-League Football: Delight for Beckett as Bears swoop to pick up duo". Birmingham Post. 9 February 2002. Retrieved 22 May 2009 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).