Brian Launders

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Brian Launders
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-01-08) January 8, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Cherry Orchard
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Croydon Kings 20 (2)
1993–1996 Crystal Palace 4 (0)
1996 Oldham Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
1996–1997 Crewe Alexandra 9 (0)
1997–1998 BV Veendam 20 (3)
1998–1999 Derby County 1 (0)
1999 Colchester United (loan) 1 (0)
1999 Colchester United 7 (0)
1999 Crystal Palace 2 (0)
1999–2000 Sheffield United 1 (0)
2004 Croydon Kings 1 (0)
Total 66 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Launders (born 8 June 1976) is a former Irish footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in Dublin he began his career as a junior with Cherry Orchard in Ireland before moving to Australia to play for Croydon Kings. In 1993 he moved to England to play for Crystal Palace. He subsequently moved between a number of clubs in England, along with a spell in the Netherlands before eventually returning to Australia, where he finished his career.


Sheffield United[edit]

A free agent, Launders joined Sheffield United on trial in the autumn of 1999.[1] Having been given a contract until the end of the season, he made his debut a few days later, coming on a substitute in a game against Stockport County on 20 November 1999.[1] His debut only lasted ten minutes as he was himself substituted when he picked up an injury following a collision with an opposition player.[1] When manager Adrian Heath was sacked shortly after, Launders was still suffering from concussion following his injury and was deemed unfit to undertake the medical required to finalise his contract and he was released.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7. 

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