Breslan, Geoff

Birth Date

4th June 1980


Torquay, Devon

Biographical Text

Geoff Breslan, a product of the Exeter City youth scheme, showed early promise and made over a hundred league appearances between 1999 and 2003 before playing his final Football League game at the age of twenty-two. He then had a lengthy career in South Devon football.

Geoff was a hardworking player who made his City debut as a sub against Macclesfield Town at St James’ Park in what was the final game of the 1998-9 season. Geoff had signed a full contract four months earlier and had been picked to play for Ireland at under-19 level in 1998. Over the next four seasons Geoff was in and out of the first team with his best season being 2001-02 when he featured in 33 league matches, scoring two goals. With the Grecians relegated from the Football League in 2002-03 Geoff was not offered further terms at the end of the season. Of his appearances in the league 61 were ‘starts’; 48 were from the bench.

Geoff went on to play for Newton Abbot Spurs and Teignmouth before having various spells as manager of the latter club as well as continuing to play for many years. Geoff was still involved with Teignmouth when the club re-joined the South West Peninsula League in 2022 and is one of a number of family members, spread across several generations, who have played football in the Newton Abbot and Teignmouth area.


Exeter City

League 109; Cups 20 (129)


League 6; Cups 1 (7)



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