Stuart Parker (footballer)

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Stuart Parker
Personal information
Full name Stuart Parker
Date of birth Preston, England
Place of birth (1954-02-16) 16 February 1954 (age 63)
Club information
Current team
A.F.C. Blackpool (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1975 Blackpool 16 (2)
1975–1977 Southend United 64 (23)
1977–1978 Chesterfield 34 (8)
1978–1979 Sparta Rotterdam 7 (1)
1979–1980 Blackburn Rovers 9 (1)
1980–1981 Tsuen Wan ? (?)
1981–1982 KV Mechelen ? (?)
1982–1983 Bury 34 (9)
1983 Chester City 9 (5)
1983–1984 Drogheda United 3 (1)
1984 Stockport County 1 (0)
1984 Witton Albion ? (?)
1984 Irlam Town ? (?)
1984–1985 Runcorn 29 (3)
1985–1986 Barrow 15 (0)
1985–1986 South Liverpool 48 (1)
1986–1988 Northwich Victoria 58 (5)
1988–1989 Hyde United 5 (2)
Teams managed
2000–2005 Blackpool Mechanics
2005–2006 Squires Gate
2007– A.F.C. Blackpool
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stuart Parker (born 16 February 1954 in Preston) is an English former professional footballer and a current English non-league football manager. He is currently manager of A.F.C. Blackpool.

Playing career[edit]

Parker began his career with Blackpool in 1972, making his debut under Bob Stokoe as a substitute in a 1–1 draw with Orient at Bloomfield Road on 16 September. He made two more appearances, both starts, during the remainder of the 1972–73 season.[1]

He sat out the entirety of the domestic season of 1973–74,[2] but appeared for the club in the "Caligaris" International (under-21) Tournament in northern Italy during the summer. He scored two goals in the final, against Napoli, as Blackpool became the first English club to win the tournament.[3]

Parker made thirteen league appearances (eight starts, five substitute) in 1974–75. He scored his first goal for the club on 24 September, in a 4–0 home victory over Cardiff City. He scored his only other goal for the Tangerines in the very next game, four days later, a 3–1 win at Bristol Rovers. His final appearance for the club occurred in a 4–0 defeat at Manchester United in the final game of the season, on 26 April.[4]

Parker signed for Drogheda United in January 1984 and on his debut won the only trophy in his career.[5]

Managing career[edit]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

As a manager[edit]

References[edit]

  • Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 978-1-873626-07-8. 

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Calley 1992, p. 320.
  2. ^ Calley 1992, p. 322.
  3. ^ "The Forgotten Italian Job of 1974 – Blackpool FC – It's not Orange It's Tangerine". Blackpool-mad.co.uk. 24 March 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Calley 1992, p. 324.
  5. ^ "Friday, January 6, 1984 – Page 003". The Irish Times. 6 January 1984. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 

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