Brian Dutton

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Brian Dutton
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-04-12) 12 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Malton, England
Playing position Defender, Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Havant & Waterlooville
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Pickering Town ? (?)
2003–2004 Cambridge United 3 (0)
2004–2005 Pickering Town ? (?)
2005–2006 Weymouth 28 (5)
2006–2007 Eastleigh 10 (1)
2007 Weymouth 19 (0)
2007 Mangotsfield United 5 (0)
2007 Dorchester Town 2 (0)
2008–2009 Salisbury City 27 (2)
2009–2010 Harrogate Town 16 (2)
2010 Northwich Victoria 20 (5)
2010–2014 Salisbury City 140 (9)
2014– Havant & Waterlooville 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:33, 19 November 2011 (UTC). † Appearances (Goals).

Brian Dutton (born 12 April 1985) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Havant & Waterlooville.


Youth career[edit]

Born in Malton, North Yorkshire, Dutton played for his local team Brooklyn as a child, and was invited to join the Scarborough School of Excellence.[1] He also had a trial with Swindon Town.[2] He joined his first senior side, Pickering Town, at the age of 16.[1] He originally played as a Striker but was also capable of dropping back into midfield.[2]

Cambridge United[edit]

He had just broken into Pickering's first team when he was spotted by a Cambridge United scout and was invited for a trial in November 2003. He only played for 30 minutes but was offered a contract on the spot.[1][2] Here he settled into a midfield role.

Pickering Town[edit]

Dutton was released by Cambridge and returned to Pickering Town for the start of the 2004–05 season.[1][3]


Brian Dutton was invited to go on trial with Weymouth manager Steve Johnson signing Dutton, who had decided he wanted to return to the game.[1][4] He then had his contract extended for another year during which he scored the winning goal in the local derby with Dorchester Town.[5][6] Dutton was offered a new contract by the club at the end of the 2005–06 season but turned it down and was released.[4][7]


Dutton started the 2006–07 with Eastleigh but an injury kept out of the game for three months.[8][9]

Rejoining Weymouth[edit]

Dutton rejoined Weymouth in January 2007.[8][9] He left at the end of the 2006–07 season and went on trial with York City.[10][11]

Mangotsfield Town[edit]

He joined Mangotsfield United to keep match fitness and signed for Dorchester Town in September 2007.[12] He left the club in October.[13]

Salisbury City[edit]

In March 2008 he resigned for Pickering Town. He joined Salisbury City in the Conference National on a one-year contract in August after a successful trial spell.[14]

Harrogate Town[edit]

He was signed by Conference North team Harrogate Town on 23 July 2009.[15]

Northwich Victoria[edit]

After spending half a season at Harrogate Town, he was signed by Northwich Victoria until the end of the 2009–10 season. At the end of the season Brian was offered an improved contract from Northwich but decided to turn it down and to rejoin his former teammate, and now manager, Darrell Clarke, at Salisbury City.

Back at Salisbury City[edit]

He left the club at the end of the season and re-joined Salisbury City under their new manager, Darrell Clarke.[16] He became a utility player for the club, playing in a variety of places all over the pitch, before featuring on a regular basis at centre back – making the position his own. After the temporary departure of Salisbury captain Chris Giles, the Salisbury manager Darrell Clarke gave the honour of club captain to Dutton, who led Salisbury to the Conference South after a play-off final victory against Hednesford Town on penalties. He was rewarded with a new contract and club captaincy, Dutton went on to captain Salisbury to yet another promotion once again via the play offs, the final this time was against Chris Kinnear's Dover Athletic. Salisbury won the final in extra time, which meant Salisbury had earned promotion to the Conference National, the league they had been thrown out of three seasons earlier and Dutton had managed two promotions in the two seasons he was captain at the club.

Personal life[edit]

Dutton attended Norton College prior to pursuing a national certificate in sport at York College. Brian was half way through completing a National Diploma in Sport at York college before he decided to postpone the qualification and become the first ever footballer from York College Academy to sign professional terms with a league football club.[2][17] His father is the former jockey Dave Dutton who won the 1981 Scottish Grand National.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Player Interviews 2005–2006". Weymouth F.C. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Pikes' striker signs for Cambridge". Gazette and Herald. 26 November 2003. Retrieved 22 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pickering optimistic ahead of new season". Gazette and Herald. 18 August 2004. Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Three new faces & a new Ltd company". Dorset Echo. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "Clear-out". Dorset Echo. 6 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  6. ^ "Dutton delight". Dorset Echo. 27 December 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  7. ^ "Weymouth boss releases 10 players". BBC Sport. 10 May 2006. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  8. ^ a b "Brian Dutton". Weymouth F.C. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  9. ^ a b "Brian Dutton". Dorest Echo. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2007. 
  10. ^ Flett, Dave (19 July 2007). "Anti bodies boost City". The Press. Retrieved 22 July 2007. 
  11. ^ "York and Leeds draw". Confguide. 14 July 2007. Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 
  12. ^ "Dutton and Lopez sign on". Dorchester Town F.C. 17 September 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2007. 
  13. ^ "Defender Hill loaned to Bashley". Dorchester Town F.C. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2007. 
  14. ^ "Dutton to sign for Salisbury City". BBC Sport. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2008. 
  15. ^ "Weaver signs trio for Harrogate". BBC Sport. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  16. ^ "Whites Kick Off at Home to Glassboys". Sport4Salisbury. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  17. ^ "Delighted City boss insists he will not waste cash". The Press. 14 July 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2007. 

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