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.

He began with Haggate Lads before getting his Football League chance with Rochdale in August 1955. He went on to score 8 goals in 46 league outings before moving to Southport in March 1959 where he added a further seven goals in 20 league appearances. He subsequently dropped out of league football and linked up with Colwyn Bay ahead of being given the chance to resurrect his league career at Barrow although he only played three games there prior to spending the 1961-62 season playing for Altrincham.

Exeter City hoped it would be third time lucky for Green as they signed him in August 1962 after he had completed a one month trial at the club. He made a promising start by scoring on his debut in a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield but that was to be his only goal for the club. By November 1962, Green was transfer-listed at his own request.

After turning down an offer from Poole Town in December 1962, he moved to Chesterfield in January 1963 but only featured in two league games before moving to Stalybridge Celtic. He later signed for Ashton United in September 1965.

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

Brian Green died in August 2012.







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