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Fitzroy SIMPSON

A Wiltshire born lad, Simpson came up through the youth ranks at Swindon, and he began to break into the first team in the 1988/89 season when he made his debut as a very late substitute in a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury in December. His full debut came in the following February, when he played in a 4-1 victory over Sunderland at the County Ground.

Simpson began the following season in the first team, but was quickly out of it again after being sent off in the opening match against Sunderland, shortly after half-time. Just over a month later, another sending off for violent conduct in a home league match against Plymouth prompted Town fanzine Bring The Noise! to comment that Simpson had "shown what he could do with his hands, but not with his feet".

At this point in his career, Simpson was generally utilised on the left side of Ossie Ardiles' diamond midfield formation - a position he contested for with Town hardman Steve Foley. The following season however, Simpson was utilised in other positions more regularly, sometimes as the attacking point of the midfield just behind the front two, sometimes as one of the two centre forwards.

Upon the arrival of Glenn Hoddle as manager, during the 1991/92 season, Simpson became first choice for the attacking role in Hoddle's three man midfield. With his good skills on the ball, and the occasional spectacular goal, Simpson's form alerted bigger clubs, and he was sold to Manchester City in March 1992 for 500,000. Simpson went on to win 22 caps for Jamaica, whom he qualified for through his parentage, including three appearances at the 1998 World Cup in France.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'91/'92 29 (+1) 4 2 (+1) - 6 - 2 - 39 (+2) 4
'90/'91 27 (+11) 3 - - 3 (+1) 1 1 - 31 (+12) 4
'89/'90 19 (+13) 2 - - 6 (+1) - - - 25 (+14) 2
'88/'89 3 (+4) - - - - - - - 3 (+4) -
TOTAL 78 (+29) 9 2 (+1) - 15 (+2) 1 3 - 98 (+32) 10


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
Summer 1987 IN (signed youth contract)
JUL 1988 IN (signed professional contract)
6 MAR 1992 OUT Manchester City
500,000


full name

Fitzroy Simpson


 JAMAICA
international apps

39 apps


 ENGLAND

date of birth
26 February 1970


           
         
             
             
             
             

usual positions
attacking centre midfield
left-sided attacking midfield

other positions
centre forward

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN
Manchester City
Bristol City (loan)
Portsmouth
Heart of Midlothian 
Walsall
Telford United
Linfield 
UD Horadada 
Havant & Waterlooville
Eastleigh