Colin Pates

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Colin Pates
Personal information
Full name Colin George Pates
Date of birth (1961-08-10) 10 August 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Wimbledon, London, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1988 Chelsea 281 (10)
1988–1990 Charlton Athletic 38 (0)
1990–1993 Arsenal 21 (1)
1990–1991Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 17 (0)
1993–1995 Brighton & Hove Albion 50 (0)
1995–1996 Crawley Town
1997 Romford 4 (0)
Total 410 (11)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Crawley Town
1998–1999 Wingate & Finchley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Colin George Pates[1] (born 10 August 1961) is an English former footballer born in Wimbledon, London, who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League. He played for various clubs, mainly in London, in a defensive role.[2]

Career[edit]

Pates began his career with Chelsea, making his debut as an 18-year-old in a 7–3 victory against Orient in 1979.[3] He remained with Chelsea through the turbulent early 1980s and as club captain led the side to promotion in 1983–84.[3] He was surprisingly sold to Charlton Athletic in 1988 for £400,000 having made 346 appearances for the Blues.[3][4] Two years later Pates joined Arsenal for £500,000 in January 1990. He was part of the Arsenal side that won the old First Division in 1991 but only played in one match which was not enough games to earn a winner's medal.[5] After struggling to break into the side he signed for Brighton & Hove Albion on loan,[1] a move which became permanent in 1993.[6]

After a knee injury forced his retirement from the top-level game, he moved into coaching. He was appointed player-manager of Crawley Town, leaving in 1996,[6] and then had a brief stint playing for Romford.[7] He gained coaching qualifications while managing Wingate & Finchley, and since 2001 has coached football at Whitgift School in South Croydon.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colin Pates". Gunnermania. Johan Karlsson. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Colin Pates". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Barker, Kelvin. "Colin Pates Biography". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Players: Over 300 Appearances". Chelsea F.C. Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Arsenal appearances 1990/91". arseweb.com. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Arsenal old boys, 1986/87 – present". Arseweb. Rupert Ward. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  7. ^ "162. Colin Pates". Romford FC Archive. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  8. ^ "Pates is on a mission with a squad of 1,400". The Argus (Brighton). 6 October 1998. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Where are they now?". BBC Sport. 13 April 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2009.