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Gary Ablett
Personal information
Full name Gareth Ian Ablett
Date of birth (1965-11-19)19 November 1965
Place of birth Aigburth, Liverpool, England
Date of death 1 January 2012(2012-01-01) (aged 46)
Place of death Tarleton, Lancashire, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1982–1985 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1992 Liverpool 109 (1)
1985 Derby County (loan) 6 (0)
1986 Hull City (loan) 5 (0)
1992–1996 Everton 128 (8)
1996 Sheffield United (loan) 12 (0)
1996–1999 Birmingham City 104 (1)
1999 → Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 4 (0)
2000 Blackpool 10 (1)
2000–2001 Long Island Rough Riders 21 (2)
Total 399 (13)
National team
1988 England U21 1 (0)
1990 England B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2006 Everton U17
2006–2009 Liverpool U21
2009–2010 Stockport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gareth Ian Ablett (19 November 1965 – 1 January 2012) was an English professional footballer and manager. He played as a defender. His professional career lasted from 1985 until 2001.

Ablett was born in the Liverpool suburb of Aigburth. He played for Liverpool between 1985 and 1992. With the club, he won two league titles and an FA Cup, winning against Everton in the 1989 final. In 1995, Ablett moved from Liverpool to city rivals Everton. Later that year, he won the FA Cup with Everton. He remains the only played to win an FA Cup with both clubs. He also played for Derby County, Hull City, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Wycombe Wanderers, Blackpool and the Long Island Rough Riders during his career. He was also a youth team manager for Liverpool and Everton. From 2009 to 2010, he was manager of Stockport County.

On 1 January 2012, Ablett died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Tarleton, Lancashire. He was 46.

Honours

Liverpool

Everton

  • FA Cup: 1994–95
  • FA Charity Shield: 1995
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