Noel Blake

Birth Date

12th January 1962


Kingston, Jamaica



Biographical Text

Noel Blake’s playing career kicked off once he was spotted and subsequently signed by Aston Villa. Ironically, it was his goal against Ville in December 182 which made him one of Birmingham City’s most popular players. He spent two years with Birmingham before signing with Portsmouth.After making over 150 appearances with Portsmouth, Blake joined Leeds United on a free transfer and he helped to club to promotion in the 1989–90 season. However his opportunities were limited the following season and so he was sold to Stoke City. Following on from this, he joined Bradford permanently in 1992 and later played for Scottish side Dundee before ending his playing career with Exeter City.

Overall, Blake held the position of manager of Exeter City from January 2000 until September 2001. During his spell with City, they had a 23.36% win rate, which was much lower compared to that of previous managers.




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