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Mark Chamberlain

Mark Chamberlain

Clubs played for: Port Vale, Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth, Brighton & Hove Albion , Exeter City, Fareham Town (1976-1998)

Born: 1961

Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

Position: Winger/Right-back

Biography: A former England international winger who was born in Stoke and made his league debut as a 16 year old for Port Vale. His exciting style earned him a regular first team place and was named by the Star as the Fourth Division's best player in 1981. Local arch rivals, Stoke City, persuaded him to move across the town in 1982 and it was while he was there that he won his eight England caps. Sheffield Wednesday benefited from his skill before he became a £300,000 pre-season signing for Pompey in 1988. He ended his League playing days at Exeter following a spell at Brighton and later became player/manager at Fareham Town. Mark took over as assistant coach of the East Timor national side in April 2008 but was back at Fratton Park in the September as part of the coaching staff. Although he fell victim of the cut backs in October 2009 he still lives locally.

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