Brian Handley

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Brian Handley
Personal information
Full name Brian Handley[1]
Date of birth (1936-06-21)21 June 1936
Place of birth Wakefield, England
Date of death 5 March 1982(1982-03-05) (aged 45)
Playing position Centre-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1957 Goole Town
1957–1960 Aston Villa 3 (0)
1960–1964 Torquay United 80 (32)
1964–1966 Bridgwater Town
1966 Rochdale 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Handley (21 June 1936 – 5 March 1982) was an English football centre-forward. He was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Handley joined Aston Villa in September 1957 from Goole Town, but had to wait until the 1959-60 season for his league debut. He moved to Torquay United in September 1960, scoring 32 goals in 82 games for Eric Webber's side before dropping into non-league football.

In February 1966, he joined Rochdale from Bridgwater Town, but played only three times before leaving league football once more.


  1. ^ Barry J. Hugman. The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946 - 1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4.