Brian Pollard

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Brian Pollard
Personal information
Full name Brian Edward Pollard[1]
Date of birth (1954-05-22) 22 May 1954 (age 63)[1]
Place of birth York, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[2]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1977 York City 162 (34)
1977–1980 Watford 71 (8)
1980–1981 Mansfield Town 54 (5)
1981 Blackpool 1 (0)
1981–1984 York City 102 (26)
1984 Scarborough 9 (3)
1984 Chesterfield 1 (0)
1984–1985 Scarborough 8 (2)
1985 Hartlepool United 2 (0)
1985–1986 North Ferriby United
1986– Sherburn
Total 410 (78)
National team
1971–1972 England Youth 5 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Edward Pollard (born 22 May 1954) is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger.

Career[edit]

Born in York, Pollard started his career with hometown club York City as an amateur, before signing a professional contract in March 1972.[2] From 1971 to 1972 he was capped five times for England at youth level.[2][3] He joined Watford for a record fee of £33,000 in November 1977.[2] He then signed for Mansfield Town for a fee of £45,000 in January 1980.[2] He joined Blackpool on a trial basis in August 1981,[2] where he featured in one league game.[1] He rejoined York in September after a one-month trial.[2] He moved into non-League football with Football Conference outfit Scarborough in June 1984, scoring four goals in 10 appearances in all competitions before moving to Chesterfield on a non-contract basis in September.[2][4] After making one substitute appearance in the league for Chesterfield he returned to Scarborough, making 10 appearances and scoring three goals in all competitions before leaving the club for a second time to join Hartlepool United in January 1985 on non-contract terms.[1][4] Over these two spells, he made 17 league appearances and scored five goals for Scarborough in the 1984–85 season over.[4] Pollard then moved to non-League side North Ferriby United, where he played from 1985 to 1986.[2] He then played for Sherburn of the Scarborough and District League, where he also ran a pub.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 196. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 81. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 
  3. ^ Batters, Dave (2008). York City The Complete Record. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 428. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0. 
  4. ^ a b c Adamson, Steve (1998). Scarborough Football Club: The Official History 1879–1998. Yore Publications. p. 196. ISBN 1-874427-92-5.