Brian Makepeace

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Brian Makepeace
Personal information
Date of birth (1931-10-06) 6 October 1931 (age 85)
Place of birth Rossington, England
Playing position Right Back
Youth career
–1949 Rossington Miners Welfare
1949–1950 Doncaster Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1961 Doncaster Rovers 353 (0)
1962–1963 Boston United 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Makepeace (born 6 October 1931 in Rossington) was an English footballer who captained and played as a right back for Doncaster Rovers.

Playing career[edit]


Whilst working at the pit, Makepeace played for Rossington Miners Welfare before moving to Jackie Bestalls Doncaster Rovers juniors in March 1949 as a 17-year-old.[1][2]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

His first game for the senior team was 17 February 1951[1] when Doncaster lost 4-2 away at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers, leaving Doncaster in 9th place in Division Two.[3]

He later became club captain, and made a total of 378 appearances for Rovers in all competitions, without scoring a single goal.

He played for Boston United in the Midland League for the 1962−63 season.

On 28 December 2006, a testimonial match between a Doncaster XI and a fans XI was played for Makepeace. It was the last ever match to be played at Belle Vue.[4]

His son-in-law is former West Bromwich Albion and Doncaster defender Paul Raven.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Brian Makepeace profile". Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Expert corner:Brian Makepeace". Doncaster Free Press. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "English Second Division 17th February 1951". Donny Mad. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Brian Makepeace testimonial match". Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Raven tips Rovers to beat Coventry". Doncaster Free Press. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 

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