Brian Farmer

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Brian Farmer
Personal information
Full name Frederick Brian Webb Farmer
Date of birth (1933-07-29)29 July 1933
Place of birth Wordsley, England
Date of death 1 June 2014(2014-06-01) (aged 80)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1949–1950 Stourbridge
1950–1954 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1962 Birmingham City 118 (0)
1962–1965 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 132 (0)
Total 250 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Brian Webb Farmer (29 July 1933 – 1 June 2014) was an English professional footballer who made 250 appearances in the Football League for Birmingham City and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. He played at right back.

Born in Wordsley, Staffordshire, Farmer joined Birmingham City in 1950 as an amateur when he was 17. He turned professional in 1954 and made his first-team debut in 1956,[1] but was used only as cover when Jeff Hall or Ken Green were injured or on international duty.[2] He became a first-team regular following Hall's death in 1959, but lost his place to new signing Stan Lynn some two-and-a-half years later. He left the club in January 1962 having made 145 appearances in all competitions,[1] of which 118 were in the First Division.[3] He also played 17 games in European competition, appearing in the 1960 and 1961 finals of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.[4] He went on to play 132 league games for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic,[3] including playing many games as team captain.[citation needed] He later worked as a scout for Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth.[5]

Farmer died in hospital on 1 June 2014 at the age of 80.[5]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Complete Record, pp. 192–94.
  3. ^ a b "Brian Farmer". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Complete Record, pp. 241–42.
  5. ^ a b "Brian Farmer RIP". Birmingham City F.C. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2015.