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Brian Clough

     Middlesbrough FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 3: A 4
25% successful

1959

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Brian Howard Clough OBE, MA
Born 21 March 1935 in 11 Valley Road, Grove Hill, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Middlesbrough, North Riding, June 1935].
Married to Barbara B. Glasgow, 4 April 1959 [registered in Middlesbrough, June 1959]. Three children, Simon (1964), Nigel (1966) and Elizabeth (1967).
Died 20 September 2004 on Ward 30, Derby City Hospital, aged 69 years 183 days [registered in Derby, September 2004] following a struggle with stomach cancer.
Height/Weight 5'10", 11st 11lb. [1960]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Clough: A Biography - Tony Francis (Stanley Paul, London 1987 revised 1989 & 1993).
His Way: The Brian Clough Story - Patrick Murphy
(Robson, London 1993).
Clough: The Autobiography - Brian Clough with John Sadler
(Partridge, London 1994).
Cloughie: Walking On Water: My Life - Brian Clough
(Headline, London 2004).
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Great Broughton FC, South Bank FC and Billingham Synthonia FC, before being signed by Middlesbrough FC as an amateur in November 1951.  He signed Professional terms in May 1952 and scored 197 league goals in 213 league appearances, a record by an Englishman. Signed for Sunderland AFC in July 1961 for �45,000 and scored a further 54 league goals in 61 league appearances.  Retiring through injury in November 1964, totalling 251 league goals in 274 league appearances.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances).
Distinctions One of only handful of players who have a road named after him.  Brian Clough Way is the A52, the main thoroughfare between Nottingham and Derby.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) Hartlepools United FC from 1 October 1965 until his resignation on 1 May 1966; Derby County FC from 1 June 1967 until 15 October 1973; (For a brief period in April 1972, Clough had resigned from Derby to take over at Coventry City FC, but he changed his mind within hours). Brighton & Hove Albion FC from 1 November 1973 until  Leeds United AFC wanted him on 30 July 1974, he was sacked 44 days later on 2 September. Nottingham Forest FC offered him their vacancy on 6 January 1975, a job held until 8 May 1993; He was offered the job of manager of the Wales national team in 1987, but Forest refused permission for Clough to speak to the Welsh FA. He won 594 league games in the 1319 he was in charge of (45%).
Club honours Football League Division Two winner 1968-69, Watney Cup winner 1970-71, Football League Champions 1971-72, 1977-78, FA Charity Shield runner-up 1974, winner 1978, Anglo-Scottish Cup winner 1976-77, Football League Cup winner 1977-78, 1978-79, 1988-89, 1989-90, runners-up 1979-80, 1991-92, European Cup winner 1978-79, 1979-80, European Super Cup winner 1979, runner-up 1980, World Club Championship runner-up 1980, Football League Full Members Cup winner 1988-89, 1991-92, FA Cup runner-up 1990-91;
Individual honours Manager of the Year 1978; PFA Merit Award 1992;
Distinctions Received an OBE 1991.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 781st players (784) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 335, 17 October 1959, Wales 1 England 1, British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 24 years 210 days.
Last match No. 336, 28 October 1959, England 2 Sweden 3, friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, aged 24 years 221 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1959-60;
Team honours British Championship shared 1959-60;
Individual honours England B (1 appearance), England U23 (3 appearances)
Distinctions Father of former England international Nigel Clough.

Beyond England

Clough's fame in football was only compounded by TV appearances, his forthright views expressed with a ring of complete honesty. Only ill-health ended his football career, announcing his retirement on 26 April 1993. Although he did consider applying for the vacant Wolverhampton Wanderers FC position in October 1995, but nothing materialised. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.68.

 

Brian Clough - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 1 2 0 0 180 2 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Brian Clough - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Away 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All - White 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1

 

Brian Clough - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 0 2.00 3.00 0.00 -1
All 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 25.0 -1

 

Brian Clough - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1959-60 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Brian Clough - Match History
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 2 full capsx

Age 24
1 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AD Start 9
2 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 9

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