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Phil Neal
Phil Neal
Personal information
Date of Birth

20 February 1951

Place of Birth

Irchester, England

Height

1.80 m (5'11")

Position

Full-back

Liverpool statistics
Years

1974–1985

Appearances

650

Goals

59

Philip George Neal (born 20 February 1951) is a retired English professional footballer. He played for Liverpool from 1974 to 1985. He played as a full-back, making a total of 650 appearances and scoring 59 goals.

Liverpool careerEdit

Born in Irchester, Northamptonshire, Neal joined for the club on 9 October 1974 after being signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley on a fee of £66,000 from Northampton Town. He made his debut for The Reds in the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park on 16 November 1974. The match ended 0–0.

During Neal's career, Liverpool were very successful, and in his eleven seasons for The Reds, won over twenty honours with them. He also was the only player to feature in all four of Liverpool's European Cup victories during the 1970s and 1980s. This makes him one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. After departing from Anfield in 1985, Neal joined Bolton Wanderers as player-manager.

In 2016, he was named 6th greatest footballer in the history of the European Cup by French magazine, L’Équipe.[1]

HonoursEdit

PlayingEdit

  • Football League First Division (8): 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86
  • Football League Cup (4): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84
  • FA Charity Shield (5): 1976, 1977 (shared), 1979, 1980, 1982
  • European Cup (4): 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81, 1983–84
  • UEFA Cup (1): 1975–76
  • UEFA Super Cup (1): 1977

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Liverpool legend Phil Neal rated 6th greatest European player of all time, Metro, 4 March 2016

External linksEdit


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