Brian Harris (footballer)

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For the Australian Rules footballer previously known as Brian Harris, see Brian Lake.
Brian Harris
Personal information
Full name Brian Harris
Date of birth (1935-05-16)16 May 1935
Place of birth Bebington, England
Date of death 17 February 2008(2008-02-17) (aged 72)
Place of death Chepstow, Wales
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1954 Port Sunlight
1954–1966 Everton 360 (29)
1966–1971 Cardiff City 149 (0)
1971–1974 Newport County 85 (0)
Teams managed
1974-1975 Newport County
Cardiff City (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Harris (16 May 1935 – 17 February 2008) was an English footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Harris started playing for Wirral club Port Sunlight before signing for Everton in 1954 for just a £10 fee. He was regarded as a very versatile player, and during his Everton career played in every position except goalkeeper.[1]

Harris played 24 games in Everton's league-winning season, 1962–63, and in the 1966 FA Cup Final, which saw Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday. Five months after the final Harris was sold to Cardiff City, for £10,000.[2] With Cardiff he reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners Cup, in 1968.

Management career[edit]

Harris went on to play for, and manage, Newport County. Harris also returned to Cardiff to become assistant manager to Richie Morgan, a post he occupied for two years. Following this, Harris was briefly a coach at Ipswich Town before moving to Chepstow, where he worked as a publican, and as manager to non-league Chepstow Town.[3]

Harris died on 17 February 2008 in Chepstow, following a short illness.[4] His funeral service was held at St Luke's, Walton, a church in the corner of Everton's Goodison Park ground.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyle, Ian (2008-02-18). "Bill Kenwright in transfer vow of 'millions'". www.icliverpool.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff and Everton mourn Harris". BBC Sport online. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  3. ^ Ponting, Ivan (2008-02-21). "Brian Harris: Fun-loving Everton footballer". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  4. ^ Griffiths, Darren (2008-02-18). "Brian Harris dies". www.evertonfc.com. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  5. ^ Corbett, James (2008-04-09). "Obituary - Brian Harris". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

Brian Harris never worked for the Post Office, he jointly owned a marketing Company.

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