Brian Lewis (footballer)

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Brian Lewis
Personal information
Date of birth (1943-01-26)26 January 1943
Place of birth Woking, England
Date of death 14 December 1998(1998-12-14) (aged 55)
Place of death Bournemouth, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Crystal Palace 32 (4)
1963–1967 Portsmouth 134 (24)
1967–1968 Coventry City 35 (2)
1968–1970 Luton Town 43 (22)
1970 Oxford United 50 (22)
1970–1972 Colchester United 14 (4)
1972–1975 Portsmouth 48 (17)
1975– Hastings United 60 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Lewis (26 January 1943 – 14 December 1998) was an English footballer, most noted as a player for Portsmouth, Luton Town and Colchester United.


Lewis started out with Crystal Palace, but after only three years as a professional he moved to the club he supported, Portsmouth. After four years with Portsmouth, he moved on to first Coventry City, in 1967, and then Luton Town, in 1968. In 1970, he signed for Oxford United, but within the year he was on the move again, joining Colchester United. While at Colchester he took part in one of the great FA Cup giant-killings, when Fourth Division Colchester took on Leeds United in the fifth round in 1970–71. Leeds were one of the best teams in the country, and the tie seemed decided before a ball was kicked – but Colchester's team of veterans managed to beat Leeds 3–2. In 1972, he returned to Portsmouth, where he finished his professional career in 1975, when he moved on to Hastings United.[1]



Crystal Palace[2]
Coventry City[3]
Colchester United[4]


  1. ^ Ponting, Ivan (2 January 1999). "Obituary". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Tier Four (League Two) Honours". 
  3. ^ "Tier Two (Championship) Honours". 
  4. ^ "Watney Cup Honours".