Brian Owen

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Brian Owen
Personal information
Full name Brian Ernest Owen
Date of birth (1944-11-01) 1 November 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth Harefield, Middlesex, England
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1961–1963 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1970 Watford 153 (17)
1970–1973 Colchester United 14 (2)
1972–1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 (0)
Total 171 (19[1])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Ernest Owen (born 1 November 1944) is an English former footballer. He played as a winger. After a playing career that saw him play in the First Division and an FA Cup semi-final, Owen spent time as a coach, physiopherapist, assistant manager and scout for various professional clubs.


Born in Harefield, Middlesex, Owen joined Watford as an apprentice when he was 17. He spent most of his playing career at Watford, playing for them in an FA Cup semi final and helping them to a Football League Third Division championship. After making 170 appearances and scoring 20 goals for the club in all competitions, he was released on a free transfer in 1970.[2]

He later played for Colchester United, and ended his career with four games in the First Division for Wolverhampton Wanderers.[1][2]

Owen's playing career ended in 1973. He spent the next eleven years coaching at Wolves, Peterborough United and Ipswich Town, before serving as a physiopherapist for Crystal Palace, Colchester United, Luton Town and the England national football team. After a brief spell as Cambridge United assistant manager in the 1992–93 season, he rejoined Colchester United in 1993. He received a benefit match from the club in 2005, and remained as a coach and scout at the club until at least 2009.[2][3] More recently he has been the London scout for Hibernian FC[4]



Colchester United[6]


  1. ^ a b "Brian Owen". Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
  3. ^ "Lomana backs Brian". Colchester United. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Where are they now?". 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours". 
  6. ^ "Watney Cup Honours".