Gary Brabin

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Gary Brabin
Personal information
Full name Gary Brabin[1]
Date of birth (1970-12-09) 9 December 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Stockport County 2 (0)
1991 Gateshead (loan) 10 (0)
1991 Gateshead 2 (0)
1991–1994 Runcorn 98 (10)
1994–1996 Doncaster Rovers 59 (11)
1996 Bury 5 (0)
1996–1999 Blackpool 50 (2)
1998–1999 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
1999–2001 Hull City 95 (9)
2001 Boston United 1 (0)
2001–2002 Torquay United 6 (0)
2002 Chester City 16 (3)
2002–2004 The New Saints 48 (7)
2005–2006 Halifax Town 4 (1)
2006 Southport 14 (0)
2006–2007 Burscough 12 (3)
2007–2008 The New Saints 2 (0)
Total 428 (46)
Teams managed
2008 Southport
2008–2009 Cambridge United
2011–2012 Luton Town
2014–2015 Southport
2015–2016 Tranmere Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Gary Brabin (born 9 December 1970) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

In November 2006 he signed for Northern Premier League side Burscough where he has assisted with coaching in addition to his playing duties.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

In June 2007, Brabin was appointed as assistant manager of The New Saints.[3]

Southport[edit]

On 8 April 2008 Brabin re-joined Southport as manager until the end of the 2007–08 season, replacing Peter Davenport.[4] Despite guiding the team into the play-offs, Brabin left Southport to sign as manager of Cambridge United on a two-year contract on 23 June 2008.[5]

Cambridge United[edit]

In June 2009 he was named the Conference Premier Manager of the Year.[6] Brabin was relieved of his duties as manager on 13 July 2009 by the board following a series of disputes.[7]

Luton[edit]

Three-and-a-half months later, Brabin returned to football with Luton Town in the capacity of chief scout.[8]

Following the end of the 2009–10 season, Brabin was named as Luton's assistant manager, taking over from Alan Neilson.[9] He was promoted to manager until the end of the season on 28 March 2011 after Richard Money left the club.[10] Brabin secured Luton's place in the Conference Premier play-offs, leading them to a 5–1 aggregate victory over Wrexham in the semi-finals. However, Luton then drew 0–0 after extra time with fellow finalists AFC Wimbledon, eventually losing 4–3 in a penalty shootout that left the club facing a third year at non-league level.[11] Brabin received the full support from the Luton board despite the disappointment of the defeat and, one week later, he signed a new two-year contract to stay as permanent manager.[12][13] Despite this, he was sacked on 31 March 2012 after the team fell out of the play-off positions with seven games remaining.[14]

Return to Southport[edit]

Brabin returned to Southport for the third time on 6 October 2014 replacing Martin Foyle.[15] His first match in charge was against Lincoln City where he saw his team recover from 2-0 to draw 3-3.[16] His first victory came in the very next game away at Braintree Town, winning 2-0[17] with his first signing Amadou Bakayoko[18] scoring one of the goals. On 20 January 2015 Brabin left Southport to take up a post at Everton to be part of the coaching set up to under-21 level.[19]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 5 May 2015, Brabin was appointed as the manager of Tranmere Rovers following their relegation to the National League.[20] His contract was terminated on 18 September 2016.[21]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 18 September 2016
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Southport 8 April 2008 23 June 2008 7 5 0 2 71.4 [4][5][22]
Cambridge United 23 June 2008 13 July 2009 54 27 14 13 50.0 [5][7][23]
Luton Town 28 March 2011 31 March 2012 62 29 22 11 46.8 [14][24]
Southport 6 October 2014 20 January 2015 20 7 8 5 35.0 [15][19][25]
Tranmere Rovers 5 May 2015 18 September 2016 60 28 15 17 46.7 [24]
Total 203 96 59 48 47.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 74. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ NonLeagueDaily.com
  3. ^ Saints return for Brabin
  4. ^ a b "Davenport and Southport part ways". BBC Sport. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "Cambridge name Brabin as new boss". BBC Sport. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Brabin named boss of the season". BBC Sport. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Manager Brabin leaves Cambridge". BBC Sport. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Interest grows on Money". Luton Town F.C. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Backroom staff changes revealed". Luton Town F.C. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Club Statement". Luton Town F.C. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 0–0 Luton Town (4–3 on pens)". BBC Sport. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Luton Town keen to keep Gary Brabin as boss". BBC Sport. 23 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Brabin handed two-year deal". Luton Town F.C. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Brabin sacked by Hatters as players are also criticised". Luton Tooday. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Southport appoint Gary Brabin as manager after Martin Foyle exit". BBC Sport. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Southport 3 Lincoln City 3". BBC Sport. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Braintree 0 Southport 2". BBC Sport. 11 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Walsall's Amadou Bakayoko joins Southport". Express and Star. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Gary Brabin leaves Southport to take Everton coaching position". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  20. ^ Tranmere appoint Brabin
  21. ^ Mark Palios, Tranmere Rovers Football Club Statement, 18 September 2016
  22. ^ "Results/matches: 2007/08". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Results/matches: 2008/09". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  24. ^ a b "Managers: Gary Brabin". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Results/matches: 2014/15". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 

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