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Neil Fox

Rugby player from England

Neil Fox MBE (born 4 May 1939 in Sharlston, West Yorkshire) is an English former rugby league footballer and player-coach of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A goal-kicking Centre, he is one of the most prominent figures in the history of the sport because he set the all-time points record, scoring 6,220 points during his career. The brother of fellow rugby league players, Peter and Don Fox, Neil played for Yorkshire sides such as; Wakefield Trinity (twice), Bradford Northern (twice), Hull KR, York, Bramley and Huddersfield. Fox was selected for Yorkshire County XIII whilst at Wakefield Trinity during the 1958/59 and 1959/60 seasons. Neil Fox played Centre, i.e. number 4 in Wakefield Trinity's 3-27 defeat to Wigan in the 1959–60 Rugby Football League Championship final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 21 May 1960. Neil Fox played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored twenty points (two tries and seven goals) in Wakefield Trinity's 38-5 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1959–60 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 14 May 1960, setting a new record for most points in a Challenge Cup Final. This feat was equalled by Iestyn Harris (1-try and 8-goals) in Leeds Rhinos' victory over the London  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1939-05-04
Place of birth
Sharlston, West Yorkshire
Nationality
England

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