Russell Perrett is a former football player who spent most of his career with Portsmouth and Luton Town.
After being released from Portsmouth Football Club where he had completed a two-year apprenticeship he went back to play for Lymington Town in the Wessex League.
He started his career in non-league football with Lymington Town football club in the Wessex League where he holds the record as the youngest player to play in that league at age 14. He spent four seasons there before undergoing a month-long trial back at Portsmouth Football Club and was offered a contract by the then manager Terry Fenwick. He soon established himself in the First team and was rewarded with a three-year contract.
The arrival of Alan Ball, who coincidentally signed Perrett as an apprentice on his first spell at Portsmouth, meant appearances were limited and Cardiff City manager Frank Burrows signed him on a free transfer in 1999.
Manager Frank Burrows departed and the arrival of Ex-Wimbledon chairman Sam Hamman & manager Bobby Gould meant a total restructure of the club and Perrett was given a free transfer in 2001. Perrett was signed by Luton Town manager Joe Kinnear in the summer of 2001, after spells with Lymington, Portsmouth and Cardiff City.
He signed a new one-year deal in February 2007, but was deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Kevin Blackwell and was released in July 2007, after six years at the club Winning One league title and two promotions.
He subsequently signed for League One side Bournemouth on a one-year contract.
He chose to retire on 7 May 2008 after suffering a bout of Pluerisy which sidelined him for 4 months of his first season at the club