Beer, Colin

Birth Date

15th August 1936





Biographical Text

Beer headed Exeter City’s ‘A’ team goal scoring charts for season 1955-56, having joined the Grecians as an amateur from Exeter and District League side, Exbourne.

City groundsman Sonny Clarke took then Exeter manager Norman Dodgin on the back of his motorbike to see Beer in May 1956, who was at the time living in Sampford Courtney. The player agreed to sign part-time professional forms.

Beer made his Football League debut for the Grecians in a 6-1 home win against Southend United in September 1956, and could not have wished for a better start as he netted twice. These were, however, the only goals he was to score for the first team.

Beer signed for Western League Bideford in July 1958. He stayed with the North Devon club for four seasons making 175 appearances for them.

In 1962-63 Beer linked up with Bridgwater Town, but only had the one season there before returning to play in local football in Okehampton.

He later became involved with the Okehampton Argyle club, where he was secretary and still working on their behalf on fundraising in 2009.
Colin died in August 2016






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