Simon Tracey

Simon Tracey

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Simon Tracey

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Simon Peter Tracey (born 9 December 1967 in Woolwich) is an English former professional football player who played as a goalkeeper. He is now goalkeeping coach at Barnsley.

Playing Career

Tracey played most of his professional career at Sheffield United. He started out as a goalkeeper at Wimbledon in 1985. After only making one appearance for the Wimbledon first team in 4 years at the club, he was sold on to Sheffield United in 1988 for £75,000. He was an ever-present in United's promotion season of 1989-90 and remained first-choice in Division One.

Tracey played 382 games for Sheffield United until 2003. His playing days came to an end when he suffered an injury during pre-season to the 2002-2003 season and once recovered, summer signing Paddy Kenny had cemented his place in the first team. This led to Tracey retiring from football. His games were limited by the arrival of Alan Kelly in the summer of 1992 for the first season of the new FA Premier League. During this time he had loan spells at several clubs, including Manchester City, Norwich, Nottingham Forest and his old team Wimbledon.

The loan spell that he spent at Norwich City during the 1994-95 season was a nightmare for Tracey. He made three appearances - in the first he ran mindlessly out of his area allowing Coventry to score an easy goal, in the second he was stretchered off with an injury and in the third he let in five goals in an FA Cup tie at Everton. In 2000 when he played at Norwich for Sheffield United...
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