Brian Dempsie

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Brian Dempsie
Personal information
Full name Brian Dempsie
Date of birth (1983-02-04) 4 February 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Motherwell 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Dempsie (born 4 February 1983, in Bellshill, Scotland) former Scottish professional footballer, who played for Motherwell.

Despite being at the club from 1999 to 2003 he never managed to become a regular first team player and was released when his contract expired. He made his first team debut as a substitute for Martyn Corrigan in a Scottish Cup game against Dundee United on 17 February 2001. Dempsie made his only league appearance on 1 December 2002, starting a match against Celtic before being replaced by Paul Quinn.

After leaving Motherwell, Dempsie quit football and became a firefighter with Strathclyde Fire Brigade. On 8 February 2008, Dempsie and a fellow firefighter were badly injured by falling brickwork while attending a fire at a garage in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire.[1] In January 2013, they both received £332,500 in damages from the incident, after suing the Strathclyde Fire Board.[2]

Dempsie is the nephew of the late Phil O'Donnell[1] and cousin of Stephen O'Donnell and David Clarkson, the latter also a former player of the Fir Park club. He is credited with helping to gain Clarkson a trial with the club.[3]


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