Phil Chisnall Wiki – Phil Chisnall Bio
Phil Chisnall was an English former footballer who played as an inside forward in the 1960s and 1970s.
He was born on 27 October 1942, in Manchester, England. Former Liverpool and Man Utd star passes away.
He was 78 years old.
Phil Chisnall Died
Former Liverpool and Manchester United star Phil Chisnall have sadly passed away aged 78.
The Manchester-born inside forward began his career at United before spells at Liverpool, Southend United, and Stockport County.
A statement from Liverpool FC read: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Phil Chisnall.
“The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Phil’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.
“Rest in peace, Phil Chisnall 1942-2021.”
Born in Manchester, Chisnall started his professional career with Manchester United in 1961 and went on to play 47 times for them, scoring 10 goals.
In 1964, he was transferred to Liverpool for a fee of £25,000, and as of 2020 remains the last player to be transferred directly between the two rivals.
At Liverpool, he only managed two goals in eight appearances before moving on to Southend United in 1967. He finished his career with a season at Stockport County in 1971–72, making 30 league appearances for them.
Chisnall has been affected by a major stroke in recent years, and in October 2014 a charity evening near Manchester raised money for him which was also attended by former Manchester United and Manchester City players.
At the time of his signing, then-Liverpool boss Bill Shankly said: “Phil can do unusual things with the ball, he might be something special.”
He went on the make just nine appearances for the Merseyside club, before a four-year spell at Southend, where he flourished, followed by a season’s stint at Stockport.
After his playing career, Chisnall returned to Manchester and ran two betting shops before working as a plant operator and in a bakery.
United paid tribute to their former player on their website, hailing him as “one of the most promising young talents of his time”.
Their obituary added: ” Manchester United extends its condolences to Phil’s family and friends at this sad time.”