Phil Chisnall

John Philip Chisnall (born 27 October 1942, in Manchester) is an English former footballer who played as an inside forward in the 1960s and 1970s.

Phil Chisnall
Personal information
Full name John Philip Chisnall
Date of birth (1942-10-27) 27 October 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1964 Manchester United 35 (8)
1964–1967 Liverpool 6 (1)
1967–1971 Southend United 142 (28)
1971–1972 Stockport County 30 (2)
National team
1964 England Under-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He started his professional career with Manchester United in 1961 and went on to play 47 times for them, scoring 10 goals.[1] In 1964, he was transferred to Liverpool for a fee of £25,000,[2] and as of 2020 remains the last player to be transferred directly between the two rivals.[3][4]

At Liverpool, he only managed two goals in eight appearances before moving on to Southend United in 1967.[2] He finished his career with a season at Stockport County in 1971–72, making 30 league appearances for them.[5]

Chisnall has been affected by a major stroke in recent years, and in October 2014 a charity evening near Manchester raised money for him which was also attended by former Manchester United and Manchester City players.[6]

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  1. ^ Man Utd stats at Archived 19 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Ingle, Sean; Murray, Scott (10 May 2000). "Knowledge Unlimited". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  3. ^ Taylor, Louise (26 July 2007). "Chisnall recalls happier times among rivals". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  4. ^ Walker, Michael (26 January 2012). "Their rich history reveals how United and Liverpool became best of enemies". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. ^ Phil Chisnall at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  6. ^ Thousands raised for ex-Red striker Phil Chisnall at Urmston charity evening Trafford Messenger, 27 October 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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