Gareth Ainsworth

Midfielder, Football player

1973 –

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Who is Gareth Ainsworth?

Gareth Ainsworth is an English former professional footballer who is manager at Wycombe Wanderers.

A former youth player at Blackburn Rovers, the midfielder, who is known for his crossing ability, won a move to Preston North End in 1992 after impressing at non-league Northwich Victoria. He moved on to Cambridge United, who in turn loaned him back to Northwich Victoria. He returned to Preston North End in 1993, and established himself in the first team during his second spell at the club. Sold on to Lincoln City in October 1995 for a £25,000 fee, his performances at Lincoln earned him a place on the PFA Third Division Team of the Year in 1996–97, and also won him a £500,000 move to Port Vale in September 1997. After being named as the Port Vale F.C. Player of the Year in 1998, he was sold on to Premier League Wimbledon for £2 million in October 1998. He was dogged by injuries at the club, and following loan spells with Preston North End and Walsall, he moved on to Cardiff City for a nominal fee in March 2003. He signed with Queens Park Rangers in June 2003, after went on to spent seven years with the club.

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Born
May 10, 1973
Blackburn
Also known as
  • Wild Thing
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Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Blackburn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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