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Phil Bater

Phil Bater
Personal information
Full namePhilip Thomas Bater
Date of birth (1955-10-26) 26 October 1955 (age 58)
Place of birthCardiff, Wales
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
1974–1981Bristol Rovers212(2)
1983–1986Bristol Rovers98(1)
1987–1989Cardiff City76(0)
1990Gloucester City2(0)
National team
1976–1977Wales U212(0)
Teams managed
2002Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
2004Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
2007–2008Clevedon Town
2009–2012Mangotsfield United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Philip Thomas Bater (born 26 October 1955 in Cardiff) is a former professional footballer turned manager.

Originally from Cardiff, Bater began his career as an apprentice with Bristol Rovers in 1973. He made 310 league appearances in two spells at the club, and also played for Wrexham, Brentford and Cardiff City[1] He was also capped by Wales U-21.[2] before ending his playing days at Gloucester City and starting up a landscape gardening business[3]

After retiring as a player, Bater held a number of coaching positions at Bristol Rovers, including youth team coach and caretaker manager for the first team, and he also started a landscape gardening business.[4] Since then he has been manager of Clevedon Town, and in 2009 became manager of Mangotsfield United leading the club to the playoffs in 2011, he left in April 2012.[5]


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