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Phil Neal

Liverpool FC

50 caps, 5 goals, 1 own goal, 2 penalties

P 50 W 28 D 12 L 10 F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
68% successful

1976-83

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
x

Profile

Full name Philip John Neal (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 20 February 1951 in Irchester, Northamptonshire [registered as Philip G. in Wellingborough, March 1951].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 2lbs [1980].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Biographies *Attack From The Back - Phil Neal (Arthur Barker, London, 30 April 1981)
#Life At The Kop - Phil Neal (Macdonald, London 25 September 1986)
 

*Northampton Town and Liverpool are featured in the first half of his career.
#On his move to Bolton Wanderers, Neal looks back at his full Liverpool and England career. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with local side Irchester FC before joining Wellingborough Town FC and then Northampton Town FC as an apprentice in July 1967, turning professional in December 1968. After 187 league appearances, and 28 goals, Liverpool FC signed Neal for £66,000 on 9 October 1974 where he remained, becoming one of the clubs leading right-backs during their most successful periods. He made 455 league appearances, and scored 41 goals. He joined Bolton Wanderers FC as player-manager in December 1985, making 64 league appearances, scoring three times, before retiring in 1989.
Club honours UEFA Cup winners 1975-76; Football League Champions 1976-76, 1976-77, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; FA Charity Shield winners 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982; FA Cup runners-up 1976-77, winners 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84; European Champions Cup winners 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1983-84, runners-up 1984-85; UEFA Super Cup winners 1977
Individual honours None
Distinctions Between 1975 and 1983, Neal featured in 365 consecutive league matches for Liverpool FC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing, Neal remained with Bolton Wanderers FC until 8 May 1992. He then became Graham Taylor's assistant with England, until both resigned in November 1993. On 23 October 1993, Neal was appointed manager of Coventry City FC. He was sacked on 14 February 1995. After a year away from the game, he was appointed manager at Cardiff City FC in February 1996, but left to become Steve Coppell's assistant at Manchester City FC in October. However, by 8 November, Coppell had resigned and Neal took over as caretaker manager until 29 December 1996. He next became Barry Fry's assistant at Peterborough United in 1997, until his sacking on 15 March 1998.
Club honours Football League Trophy runners-up 1985-86, winners 1988-89; Football League Division Four Third Place 1987-88; Football League Division Three Play-off semi-finalists 1989-90, runners-up 1990-91

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 910th players (911) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right/left-back
First match No. x, 26 March 1976, Wales, aged 25 years 32 days.
Last match No. x, 21 September 1983, Denmark, aged 32 years 373 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 1980; World Cup Finals 1982;
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Recognised as extraordinarily consistent and injury-free. SInce his retirement from domestic coaching, Neal has coached the Liverpool FC Masters' side, as well as punditary work - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.184.

 

Phil Neal - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens Capt. Disc.
- 50 - 49 1 5 - 5 - min - 2 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Phil Neal - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Phil Neal - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Phil Neal - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Phil Neal - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Phil Neal - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 50 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - x full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x

Notes

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