Brian Hopkins

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Brian Hopkins
Personal information
Full name Brian Hopkins[1]
Date of birth (1933-03-15) 15 March 1933 (age 86)[2]
Place of birth Derby, England[2]
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
Keele University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 Port Vale 2 (0)
Burton Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Hopkins (born 15 March 1933) is an English former footballer who played for Port Vale and Burton Albion in the 1950s.

Playing career[edit]

Hopkins played for Keele University before joining Third Division South side Port Vale as an amateur in August 1957.[2] He made his debut at Vale Park in a 6–1 win over Aldershot on 21 December and got his second game in a 1–0 defeat to Coventry City at Highfield Road four days later (Christmas Day).[2] However, he never played for Norman Low's "Valiants" again in the 1957–58 season, and was transferred to Burton Albion in March 1958.[2]



Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1957–58 Third Division South 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0


  1. ^ "Brian Hopkins". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 141. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
  3. ^ Brian Hopkins at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)