Brian Roberts (English footballer)

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Brian Roberts
Personal information
Full name Brian Leslie Ford Roberts
Date of birth (1955-11-06) 6 November 1955 (age 61)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1972–1974 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1984 Coventry City 215 (1)
1975 Hereford United (loan) 8 (0)
1984–1990 Birmingham City 187 (0)
1990–1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (0)
Total 431 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Leslie Ford Roberts (born 6 November 1955) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. He played more than 400 games in the Football League for Coventry City, Hereford United, Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

After ten years as a professional at Coventry City he joined Birmingham City for a fee of £10,000 raised through a supporters' "Buy a Player Fund". Nicknamed "Harry" after the 1960s police-killer Harry Roberts, he published an autobiography entitled Harry's Game.

He went on to coach at Coventry City before becoming Head of Sport at a private school in Leamington Spa.[2]



  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  2. ^ Bulman, Andy. "Brian Roberts". Birmingham City F.C. Archived from the original on 25 August 2006.