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{{Infobox football biography using [[Project:AWB → currentclub=clubnumber=, birth_place=Manchester, England(age 2017)Gary Blissett (born 26 June 1964 in Manchester) is a former English professional footballer.

He played for Crewe Alexandra, Brentford and Wimbledon in a professional career spanning almost fifteen years. Whilst at Wimbledon he also had a short loan spell with Wycombe Wanderers.

Whilst at Brentford, Blissett became a strong fan-favourite and fitted well into the teams long ball style at the time, similar to Marcus Gayle who was also at the club during this era.

In December 1992, Blissett was acquitted of GBH after challenging for an aerial ball with Torquay United player John Uzzell in an away game at Plainmoor 12 months earlier. It was alleged by Uzzell that Blissett had deliberately elbowed him in the face, fracturing his eye socket, although the court did not agree with this. Blissett has always maintained that the incident was an accidental collision and video evidence of the challenge was deemed to show that Blissett kept his eyes on the ball and furthermore that in jumping to head an aerial ball, a player would typically raise one or both arms to gain height.

He later played in Singapore for Sembawang Rangers, and in Germany for SV Elversberg. He has stayed in Germany post-retirement firstly as Assistant Manager, then Reserve team Manager at Elversberg.

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