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Luther Blissett

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Full nameLuther Loide Blissett
Date of birth1 February 1958(age 59)
Place of birthFalmouth, Jamaica
Playing positionStriker

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Luther Loide Blissett (born 1 February 1958) is a former professional footballer and manager, who is currently a first-team coach at Hemel Hempstead Town. Blissett played as a striker, and is best known for his time at Watford, whom he helped win promotion from the Fourth Division to the First Division. As of 2010, Blissett holds the club's all-time records for appearances and goals, having played 503 games and scored 186 goals. Blissett's other clubs included A.C. Milan, who paid £1m for him in 1983 before selling him back to Watford for £550,000 in 1984, and A.F.C. Bournemouth, for whom he had a goals-to-games ratio of nearly one goal in every two appearances. Although born in Jamaica, Blissett was capped 14 times by the England national football team, scoring a hat-trick on his debut. After retiring from playing, Blissett turned to coaching, initially under the management of Graham Taylor at Watford, and managed Chesham United from 2006 until 2007.

Away from football, Blissett is involved in motorsport, along with fellow former Watford and England players John Barnes and Les Ferdinand. Since the mid-1990s, Luther Blissett has frequently been used as a pseudonym, most notably by members of the Luther Blissett Project.

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