Warwick Rimmer

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Warwick Rimmer
Personal information
Date of birth (1941-03-01) 1 March 1941 (age 76)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1956–1960 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1974 Bolton Wanderers 469 (17)
1974–1979 Crewe Alexandra 128 (0)
Total 597 (17)
Teams managed
1978–1979 Crewe Alexandra
1979 Sierra Leone
1987–2008 Tranmere Rovers Youth Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Warwick Rimmer (born 1 March 1941) is an English former professional football player and coach. In a playing career which lasted from 1960 to 1979, Rimmer made nearly 600 professional league appearances for Bolton Wanderers and Crewe Alexandra, as a defender.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Birkenhead, Rimmer signed a youth contract with Bolton Wanderers at the age of fifteen.[1] He began his professional career four years later in 1960, making a total of 469 league appearances for Bolton,.[2] Rimmer later became club captain, and lifted the trophy for Bolton when they won the 1972–73 Third Division Championship.[3] Rimmer also played for Crewe Alexandra between 1974 and 1979, making 128 league appearances.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

Rimmer managed Crewe Alexandra between 1978 and 1979.[5] After retiring as a player, Rimmer became the coach of the Sierra Leone national side. Rimmer also founded the Youth Section of Tranmere Rovers in 1987.[6][7]

The young players that Rimmer has nurtured have earned Tranmere Rovers an estimated £14 million.[6]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "WARWICK RIMMER 1960–74". Bolton Evening News. 21 December 2002. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "BOLTON WANDERERS : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "1960–1979". Bolton Wanderers F.C. official website. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "TRANMERE ROVERS : 1946/47 – 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Manager Profile". League Managers Association. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Warwick Rimmer Receives Special Award". Tranmere Rovers F.C. official website. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009. 
  7. ^ Nick Hilton (9 February 2008). "Rovers hail Warwick Rimmer’s recognition". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 3 May 2009.