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Neil Arndale
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 5 (0)
Date of birth: 26 April 1984
Place of birth: Bristol
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Position: Defender
Date joined: April 2002
Joined from: Youth
Date left: June 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Neil Arndale is a defender who came though the Rovers youth system, and is a former England Under-18 international. He was first brought into the first team squad late in the 2001–02 season, and made his senior debut six days before his 18th birthday, in a 2–1 defeat at Rochdale on 20 April 2002, when he came on as a 65th-minute substitute for Carlos Lopez.

He went on to spend two full seasons with the Pirates, making two league starts and three appearances as sub, as well as starting one Football League Trophy game, all without scoring. He proved to be something of a bad luck charm, with Rovers losing four, drawing one and only winning one of the six games in which he played. He was loaned out to Clevedon Town during the 2003-04 season on work experience terms, and was released in the summer of 2004, when he joined Cirencester Town for two years.


After leaving Rovers with five Football League appearances under his belt he joined Cirencester Town, where during his second year he became the club captain. He left in 2006 to join Mangotsfield United and spent five years with the South Gloucestershire club before making a return to Cirencester along with teammate Danny Greaves in 2011.

His second spell with The Centurions lasted just a couple of months, and he was back with Mangotsfield in early October. He opted to take a break from football in January 2012 due to work commitments, but re-joined The Mangos during the 2012 summer break.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2001–02 Bristol Rovers 1 0
2002–03 Bristol Rovers 1 0
2003–04 Bristol Rovers 3 0
2003–04 Clevedon Town (loan) 23 0
2004–05 Cirencester Town ? ?
2005–06 Cirencester Town ? ?
2006–07 Mangotsfield United ? ?
2007–08 Mangotsfield United 35 0
2008–09 Mangotsfield United 31 3
2009–10 Mangotsfield United 28 6
2010–11 Mangotsfield United ? ?
2011–12 Cirencester Town 9 0
2011–12 Mangotsfield United 12 4
2012–13 Mangotsfield United 29 5

Record against Rovers[]

Neil has never played in a competitive first team match against Bristol Rovers.