THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Gareth Ainsworth
Date of Birth:
10 May 1973
Place of Birth:
Blackburn, Lancashire
Gareth Ainsworth
(1999/100 - 2001/02)
A former youth player at Blackburn Rovers, the midfielder, who is known for his crossing ability, won a move to Preston North End in 1992 after impressing at non-league Northwich Victoria. He moved on to Cambridge United, who in turn loaned him back to Northwich Victoria. He returned to Preston North End in 1993, and established himself in the first team during his second spell at the club. Sold on to Lincoln City in October 1995 for a £25,000 fee, his performances at Lincoln earned him a place on the PFA Third Division Team of the Year in 1996-97, and also won him a £500,000 move to Port Vale in September 1997. After being named as the Port Vale F.C. Player of the Year in 1998, he was sold on to Premier League Wimbledon for £2 million in October 1998. He was dogged by injuries at the club, and following loan spells with Preston North End and Walsall, he moved on to Cardiff City for a nominal fee in March 2003. He signed with Queens Park Rangers in June 2003, after went on to spent seven years with the club. During his time at QPR he helped the club to win promotion out of the Second Division in 2003-04, and twice served as caretaker-manager.

He joined Wycombe Wanderers in February 2010, following a short loan period. He was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year in 2010-11, as Wycombe won promotion out of the division. He was appointed as the club's manager in November 2012, after a short period as caretaker-manager.

Youth career
1989-1991 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991-1992 Northwich Victoria 14 (4)
1992 Preston North End 5 (0)
1992-1993 Cambridge United 4 (1)
1992-1993 > Northwich Victoria (loan) 5 (0)
1993-1995 Preston North End 82 (12)
1995-1997 Lincoln City 83 (37)
1997-1998 Port Vale 54 (10)
1998-2003 Wimbledon 36 (6)
2002 > Preston North End (loan) 5 (1)
2002-2003 > Walsall (loan) 5 (1)
2003 Cardiff City 9 (0)
2003-2010 Queens Park Rangers 141 (36)
2009-2010 > Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2 (0)
2010- Wycombe Wanderers 99 (16)
Teams managed
2008 Queens Park Rangers (caretaker)
2009 Queens Park Rangers (caretaker)
2012- Wycombe Wanderers
1999/00: Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0
2000/01: Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0
2001/02: Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0
-- Total Appearances: 0 - Goals: 0