|Full name||Brian Anthony Abrey|
|Date of birth||25 April 1939|
|Place of birth||Hendon, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Playing position||Wing half|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Brian Anthony Abrey (born 25 April 1939) is an English former footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for Colchester United. Having begun his career at Chelsea, Abrey spent one full season at Colchester before having to retire through injury.
Born in Hendon, London, Abrey was invited to join Chelsea in 1955 by manager Ted Drake, but never managed to break into the first-team during his five-year stay. After representing a New York team in the inaugural International Soccer League in the summer of 1960, Abrey joined Colchester United, where he would make his Football League debut on 19 August 1961 in a 3–0 win over Stockport County. He scored his first professional goal in a 2–2 draw with Millwall on 28 October 1961, and scored his second and final goal for the U's in the following match on 4 November 1961 in a 3–3 FA Cup draw with Peterborough United at London Road. He helped Colchester gain promotion to the Third Division as the U's finished the season as Fourth Division runners-up.
Abrey could only manage one appearance in the 1962–63 season, a 2–0 defeat to Northampton Town in the second round of the League Cup on 26 September 1962 as he was forced to retire from playing following a recurring knee injury in April 1963, having made 38 league appearances and scoring one goal.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Total|
|Colchester United||1961–62||Fourth Division||38||1||3||1||1||0||42||2|
- Colchester United
- 1961–62 Football League Fourth Division runner-up (level 4)
- All honours referenced by:
- "Colchester United – Player profile". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3.
- "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 3–0 Stockport County". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 2–2 Millwall". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Colchester United – Match details – Peterborough United 3–3 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "League Two (Tier Four) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- "Colchester United – Match details – Northampton Town 2–0 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51–1989/90 & 1992/93–2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 10 July 2013.