Daniel Gordon "Neil" Rioch (born 13 April 1951) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Aston Villa, York City, Northampton Town and Plymouth Argyle, in the North American Soccer League for Toronto Metros and Portland Timbers. The younger brother of Scotland captain Bruce Rioch he was one of the ball boys at the 1966 World Cup final and claims to be the first Englishman to touch the ball at that event. He was also on the books of Luton Town without making a league appearance. He was capped by the England national youth team in 1969.
|Full name||Daniel Gordon Rioch|
|Date of birth||13 April 1951|
|Place of birth||Paddington, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1971||→ Toronto Metros (loan)||11||(1)|
|1972||→ York City (loan)||1||(0)|
|1972||→ Northampton Town (loan)||14||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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- Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Selby: Citizen Publications. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-9531005-0-7.
- "North American Soccer League Players: Neil Rioch". North American Soccer League Jerseys. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- Rollin, Jack, ed. (1988). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1988–89. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 752. ISBN 978-0-356-15880-8.
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