Brian Sparrow

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Brian Sparrow
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-06-24) 24 June 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth Bethnal Green, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1977–1982 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1984 Arsenal 2 (0)
1982 Wimbledon (loan) 17 (1)
1983 Millwall (loan) 5 (2)
1984 Gillingham (loan) 5 (1)
1984–1987 Crystal Palace 63 (2)
Enfield
Total 92 (6)
Teams managed
1991–1992 Crawley Town
1996 Crawley Town
2012 Shenzhen Main Sports
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Sparrow (born 24 June 1962) is an English former professional footballer who played as a full back.

Career[edit]

Born in Bethnal Green, Sparrow began his career at Arsenal,[1] where he spent loan spells at Wimbledon, Millwall and Gillingham.[2] After spending three seasons with Crystal Palace,[3] Sparrow dropped down to non-league football with Enfield.

After retiring as a player, Sparrow worked as a coach for Brentford and Crystal Palace.[4] On 26 February 2012, Sparrow was appointed as the manager of China League Two side Shenzhen Main Sports, who was newly founded on the same day.[5][6] And he left China after club boss Sammy Yu resigned in July 2012.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Arsenal F.C. 
  2. ^ "ARSENAL : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. 
  3. ^ "CRYSTAL PALACE : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. 
  4. ^ "Sparrow's an Eagle". BBC Sport. 25 July 2000. 
  5. ^ "余怀英组新军征战中乙 前阿森纳球员深圳执教鞭". Sohu Sports. 
  6. ^ "Shenzhen out to recapture former glory". China Daily. 
  7. ^ 深圳中乙队主席被迫退出 自称因生命安全被威胁 (Chinese)