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Fitzroy Simpson

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Full nameFitzroy Simpson
Playing positionMidfield

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Fitzroy Simpson (born 26 February 1970 in England) is a former professional English-born Jamaican footballer. He was a midfielder, but also played frequently as a left back.

He joined the youth team at English club Swindon Town in 1987, and signed a professional contract the next year. In his debut match he was sent off for punching an opponent. Before the 1992/93 season he was sold to Premier League outfit Manchester City for £500,000. After a couple of seasons he struggled to stay in the first eleven, went on loan to Bristol City and was finally transferred to Portsmouth, where he played until 1999. During this period he played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup for Jamaica.

Heart of Midlothian signed Simpson soon after the World Cup, but it was an unhappy move, and he was offered the chance to reignite his career under Ray Graydon at Walsall. Simpson helped to revive the club's season, helping them to reach the Football League Second Division play - off final, which they went on to win. However, Simpson missed this game after picking up an injury during the semi-final. He left Walsall in the summer of 2003.

In 2002 - 03 he played non-league football with Telford United. He went to play for Linfield in Northern Ireland, but was released in the end of June 2005, at 35 years old.

He then announced his intention to retire from football, moving to the Costa del Sol, taking a directorship in a property firm, but in the 2005/06 season he resumed his football career with Havant & Waterlooville. The experienced midfielder arrived at The Silverlake in October 2007 from Havant. He left the club at the end of the season.

Simpson currently works as a self-employed fitness guru. Currently setting up his new gym adventure called 'Get fit with Fitzroy'.

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