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Neville Southall

Neville Southall
Personal information
Full nameNeville Southall
Date of birth16 September 1958(age 57)
Place of birthLlandudno, Wales
Height1.85 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Neville Southall MBE (born 16 September 1958) is a former Wales international footballer, best known for his time with Everton. He has been described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 1985. He was awarded the MBE in 1995 for his services to football.

Southall joined Everton in 1981 and went on to make a club record 578 appearances in the Football League and Premier League (750 in all competitions) and helped the team to win a number of honours including the league championship and FA Cup on two occasions each and the European Cup Winners Cup. He also played internationally for Wales, winning a record 92 caps between 1982 and 1998.

Since his retirement as a player, Southall has managed a number of non-league teams with little success and has coached the Welsh national youth teams.

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