Illman, Neil

Birth Date

29th April 1975

Birthplace

Doncaster

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Formerly a trainee with Middlesbrough, Illman moved up to the professional ranks in March 1993, but was to only make one substitute league outing for Boro’.

He then joined Eastwood Town where he was a prolific scorer in the Unibond League.

Plymouth Argyle took note of Illman’s form and signed the player in March 1996, and he went on to feature in 31 league matches for the Pilgrims, scoring four goals.

After a loan spell with Cambridge United, he signed for Exeter City in December 1997. Illman made his Grecians debut as a substitute in a 3-0 home win over Rochdale, and although he featured in the next seven matches, including scoring against Cardiff City and his home town club, Doncaster Rovers, he was to be released soon after.

He then played for Northwich Victoria (1997-2000), Doncaster Rovers (1999-2000), Frickley Athletic (1999-2000), Barrow (2000-01) Stevenage Borough (2000-01), Northwich Victoria again (2001-02), Eastwood Town (2002-03), and also Evesham United and Stratford Town, both in 2002-03.

Appearances

7

Appearances as Substitute

2

Goals

3

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