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Nationality  British
Role  Cricketer
Name  Neville Neville
Spouse  Jill Neville (m. ?–2015)
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Born  September 26, 1949 (1949-09-26)
Occupation  Cricketer, football agent, director
Died  August 7, 2015, Sydney, Australia
Children  Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Tracey Neville
Grandchildren  Isabella Neville, Harvey Neville, Molly Neville, Sophie Neville
Similar People  Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Tracey Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes

[Wikipedia] Neville Neville

Neville Neville (26 September 1949 – 7 August 2015) was a British league cricketer, football agent and director. His sons are the former professional association football players Gary Neville and Phil Neville and his daughter is the netball player and coach Tracey Neville.


Cricket career

Neville played cricket for Greenmount Cricket Club in the Bolton Cricket League during the 1980s. His daughter Tracey cites this as her earliest sporting memory.


Neville and his wife, Jill, the general manager and Club Secretary of English Football League club Bury, had three children: Gary and twins Tracey and Phil.

Neville was the agent for his two sons. The elder Neville represented the two younger Nevilles during contract talks with their respective clubs. After Euro 2004, Neville negotiated with executive David Gill of Manchester United.

His eldest son Gary decided to postpone any testimonial match until his playing career was over. Neville Neville stated that "In this day and age when players earn such fantastic amounts of money we think it would be better to create some kind of facility for the supporters."

Football and charity work

Neville was a director of club Bury of the English Football League. He was the spearhead and vice-chairman of the "save our shakers" appeal which was a bid to give financial assistance to the struggling football club after it had gone into administration.

The campaign was "brilliantly orchestrated" by Neville and he was praised for tirelessly organising supporters groups, giving media interviews and working closely with the administrators to arrange a deal to secure the club's safety.


Neville achieved somewhat of a cult status among football fans because of his unusual name. His name is part of what has been called "one of the best chants in football":

(Sung to the tune of David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel")


On 26 March 2013, Neville was arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of indecent assault. He was released on bail until May of that year, pending further inquiries. He was found not guilty on 19 December 2013.


Neville died on 7 August 2015 in Sydney at the age of 65, following a heart attack. He took ill while in Australia to support his daughter Tracey, England's netball coach, during the World Cup. Manchester United players wore black armbands during their game against Tottenham Hotspur on 8 August 2015. Neville's funeral took place on 27 August 2015 in Bury.


Neville Neville Wikipedia

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