Frank Brennan (footballer)

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Frank Brennan
Personal information
Full name Frank Brennan
Date of birth (1924-04-23)23 April 1924
Place of birth Annathill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 5 March 1997(1997-03-05) (aged 72)
Place of death Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1946 Airdrieonians 0 (0)
1946–1956 Newcastle United 318 (3)
Total 318 (3)
National team
1946–1954 Scotland 8 (0)
Teams managed
1956–1962 North Shields
1967–1971 North Shields
1971–1972 Darlington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank Brennan (23 April 1924 – 5 March 1997) was a Scottish football player.

Brennan was a tough centre half who moved to Newcastle United from Airdrieonians for £7,500 in 1946.[1] He made his debut for the club against Millwall in August 1946 and appeared on 351 occasions for the Magpies between 1946 and 1956.[2]

Brennan moved into management after his playing retirement, initially with North Shields between 1956 and 1962, then in Singapore and Trinidad.[1] He returned to North Shields in 1967 and helped them to victory in the 1969 FA Amateur Cup. He was appointed manager of Darlington in August 1971 but stayed in the post for only three months before joining South Shields in a coaching role in 1972.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club Season League FA Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 1946–47 31 0 5 0 0 0 36 0
1947–48 42 0 1 0 0 0 43 0
1948–49 41 0 1 0 0 0 42 0
1949–50 41 0 2 0 0 0 43 0
1950–51 32 1 6 0 0 0 38 1
1951–52 38 1 7 0 1 0 46 1
1952–53 38 1 2 0 0 0 40 1
1953–54 39 0 5 0 2 0 46 0
1954–55 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1955–56 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Total 318 3 29 0 4 0 351 3
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Charity Shield and Coronation Cup.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
North Shields England 1956 1962
North Shields England 1967 1971
Darlington England August 1971 January 1972 20 5 9 6 25.0

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Newcastle United

As a manager[edit]

North Shields

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile: Frank Brennan". toon1892.co.uk. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 

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