Green, Brian

Birth Date

5th June 1935


Droylsden, near Manchester



Biographical Text

Brian Green, previously with Rochdale, Southport and Barrow, played for Exeter City during the autumn of 1962. He later appeared for Chesterfield before starting a coaching career that took him to Australia and Norway.

Starting with Haggate Lads in the Oldham area, Brian was given a Football League chance with Rochdale in August 1955 where he went on to score 8 goals in 46 league outings before moving to Southport in March 1959. After seven goals in 20 league appearances for his new club, he dropped out of the league with Colwyn Bay ahead of being given the chance to resurrect his league career at Barrow. Playing just three league times for the Holker Street club, he spent 1961/62 playing for Altrincham where he attracted the attention of Exeter City.

Arriving initially on a one-month trial, Brian signed a contract in August 1962 and made a goalscoring debut in the 1-1 draw at Chesterfield on 25 August 1962. Retaining his place for the next six league games, he thereafter only played twice more for the club without scoring. Transfer-listed by November 1962, Brian turned down an offer from Poole Town in December 1962 ahead of moving to Chesterfield in January 1963. Featuring just twice for the Derbyshire club, he later moved to Stalybridge Celtic and, by 1965, was playing for Ashton United.

Moving into coaching, Brian became coach of the Australian national football team in the mid-1970s and also held coaching positions in Norway with FK Start and Bryne FK in the 1980s.

Brian Green died in August 2012.







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