Morgan, Trevor

Birth Date

30th September 1956

Birthplace

Forest Gate, East London

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Although Trevor Morgan had three spells with Exeter City he appeared in fewer than sixty league games for the club. Joining first from Bristol City, Trevor left St James Park for Bristol Rovers and returned after playing for several clubs including Colchester United. Moving on again he played in Hong Kong, and became Terry Cooper’s assistant at Birmingham City, before coming back to Exeter City as Cooper's assistant once again. Trevor later coached in Australia (often with former City player Steve Neville), Singapore, India and the Philippines. 

Trevor was playing non-league football for the newly-merged Leytonstone/Ilford when, aged twenty-four, he signed for AFC Bournemouth in September 1980. Scoring 13 times in 53 league matches for the Cherries, Trevor briefly played for Mansfield Town before a second spell with Bournemouth (33 goals in 88 league appearances). Subsequently, after a March 1984 move to Bristol City, Trevor arrived at St James Park in November 1984.

Aged twenty-eight, Trevor had notched sixty goals in his four-year professional career and, making his Grecians debut against Crewe on 1 December 1984, played 27 league games for Exeter in 1984/85 scoring on nine occasions before spending the close season with St George in Sydney. 

Returning to St James’ Park for the new season, Trevor appeared in the first four games of the new campaign before moving to Bristol Rovers ahead of a switch to Bristol City in January 1987. A series of moves then took Trevor to Bolton Wanderers, Shelbourne in the League of Ireland, Colchester United and Happy Valley in Hong Kong.

Trevor returned to Exeter City in November 1990 as player-coach working alongside
Terry Cooper, and with City now in Division Three after promotion, he scored three goals in 17 league matches during his second spell at St James’ Park. But with Terry Cooper leaving for Biirmingham, Trevor returned to Hong Kong to turn out for South China before linking up with Cooper as Birmingham’s player assistant-manager. Making just one appearance for the St Andrew’s club, Trevor subsequently rejoined Exeter City in September 1994 in wake of his former manager’s return to the club. Taking on the role of assistant manager, and now aged thirty-eight, Trevor played a final nine league games for Exeter (scoring once) as he brought down the curtain on his playing career.

Keen to make a career in coaching, Trevor took a job in 1997 with Sorrento in Perth in Western AustraIia where his was soon joined by former Exeter teammate Steve Neville. Maintaining a base in Perth, Trevor later moved to Sengkang Punggol FC in Singapore and - after a spell back in Britain as a development coach at Hull City - returned to Sorrento ahead of starting work in 2010 as head coach of Indian club Kingfisher East Bengal. Staying for three years, Trevor returned to India in 2015 to take up an appointment with Kerala Blasters prior to another stint at Kingfisher East Bengal and a spell with Pune City. By 2020 Trevor was with United City in the Philippines before returning to Sorrento back home in Perth. Stepping down from the head coach role in February 2023 Trevor, now sixty-six, was replaced on an interim basis by Steve Neville who was coming out of retirement.

Appearances

48

Appearances as Substitute

8

Goals

13

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