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Noel Blake

Personal information
Full nameNoel Lloyd George Blake
Date of birth12 January 1962(age 55)
Place of birthKingston, Jamaica
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubEngland Under 19 Manager

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Noel Blake (born 12 January 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a retired footballer and current head coach of the England national under-19 football team. He played in the Football League for Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town, Birmingham City, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City, Bradford City and Exeter City, and in the Scottish Football League for Dundee.

He was a member of two teams who won promotion to the old First Division Portsmouth in 1987 and Leeds United in 1990.

He became Exeter's player-manager in 2000, but left in 2001. He was the successful manager of the youth team at Stoke City.

A qualified coach, holder of the UEFA Pro Licence, Blake was appointed in February 2007 as one of the Football Association's National Coaches to work with players in England's youth teams and to assist with coach education.

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