Brian Cox (footballer)

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Brian Cox
Personal information
Full name Brian Roy Cox[1]
Date of birth (1961-05-07) 7 May 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Sheffield Wednesday 22 (0)
1981–1988 Huddersfield Town 213 (0)
1988–1990 Mansfield Town 54 (0)
1990–1991 Hartlepool United 34 (0)
1991-199x Buxton - (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Roy Cox (born 7 May 1961) is an English former professional footballer born in Sheffield, who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United.[3]

Cox started his career as an apprentice at Sheffield Wednesday, making his debut as a 17-year-old in a 1–1 draw against Oxford United in the Football League Third Division. After making 26 appearances in all competitions,[2][4] he left for Huddersfield Town. Cox helped Mick Buxton's side gain promotion to the Football League Second Division, though by the time he left after 213 league games they had returned to the Third, but he may be best remembered for a game against Manchester City in 1987 when three players, Paul Stewart, David White and Tony Adcock, all scored hat-tricks as Huddersfield lost 10–1.[5] He went on to play for Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United, where he was part of the team that won promotion from the Fourth Division in the 1990–91 season.[1] He later played for Buxton.

Brian Cox has since run betting shops and worked for an offshoot of the National Health Service. Cox is still living in his native Sheffield.


  1. ^ a b "Brian Cox". In The Mad Crowd. John Phillips. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Jackson, Stuart. "Brian Cox". The Sheffield Wednesday Archive. Adrian Bullock. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Brian Cox career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  4. ^ Jackson, Stuart. "Season 1978-1979". The Sheffield Wednesday Archive. Adrian Bullock. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  5. ^ Aizlewood, John (3 October 2004). "The top 10 sporting hat-tricks". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 

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