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Where Are They Now: Geoff Horsfield

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Mon 27 May 2019
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Geoff Horsfield enjoyed a successful two-year stint at Halifax between 1996 and 1998. He scored 46 goals in 74 games for the club before moving to Fulham. Horsfield also played 9 games for the club at 21 back in 1994 following a move from Scarborough right at the start of his career. But there is no doubt his career truly took off at Town.

Signing from Witton Albion for around £4,000, he made a massive impact in his first campaign as he scored the clinching goal in a 4-2 win against Stevenage to avoid relegation from the Conference on the final game of the season. Horsfield then scored 30 goals in 40 games the following season as Halifax regained their football league status. This form then caught the eye of Kevin Keegan at Fulham as they snapped him up for around 300,000. He scored 15 goals in 28 games in his first season as Fulham won the second division.

He then signed at Birmingham for three years where he scored 23 goals in 108 games. He scored his first Premier League goal in September 2002. Horsfield then also went to Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion as he stayed in the Premier League until he was 33. He also played for Sheffield United, Leeds United, Leicester City, Scunthorpe, Lincoln and Port Vale.

Horsfield went onto play until he was 37 years old as he racked up more than 400 appearances and scored over 100 goals. Since retirement he managed Port Vale temporarily in 2010/11. In May 2012, Horsfield announced his retirement from football completely to pursue an interest in business

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