Geoff Scott (footballer)
|Full name||Geoffrey Samuel Scott|
|Date of birth||31 October 1956|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|1988–1989||Highgate United (player-manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Geoffrey Samuel "Geoff" Scott (born 31 October 1956) is an English former professional footballer who made 176 appearances in the Football League playing for Stoke City, Leicester City, Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Northampton Town and Cambridge United. He played as a defender.
Scott was born in Birmingham, and played began his career with Aston Villa. He failed to earn a professional contract with Villa and played non-league football for Kings Heath, Solihull Borough and Highgate United before joining Stoke City in 1977. He made his Football League debut on 22 October 1977 as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers. He played regularly for Stoke, making 78 league appearances in two-and-a-half years, and was part of the side that gained promotion to the First Division in the 1978–79 season. He played 16 First Division games before signing for Leicester City as the replacement for Dennis Rofe who had recently joined Chelsea.
Scott spent two years at Leicester, and was part of the side that won the Second Division title in the 1979–80 season. He played 39 league games, in the last of which he scored an own goal to the benefit of opponents Birmingham City for whom he signed directly afterwards. Scott remained at Birmingham only a few months, then played for Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Northampton Town and Cambridge United, where his League career ended because of injury. He returned to the Birmingham area and played for Solihull Borough, Moor Green and Highgate United, becoming player-manager of the latter club in the 1988–89 season.
After retiring from the game, Scott took a degree in business studies and worked in the telecommunications industry. He returned to football when appointed secretary of the Stoke City Old Boys Association, and became chief executive of Xpro, an organisation supporting the heath and welfare of former professional footballers.
- Sourced from Geoff Scott profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Stoke City||1977–78||Second Division||24||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||26||2|
|Leicester City||1979–80||Second Division||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||0|
|Birmingham City||1981–82||First Division||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||15||0|
|Charlton Athletic||1982–83||Second Division||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|Northampton Town||1984–85||Fourth Division||17||0||3||0||0||0||2||0||22||0|
|Cambridge United||1985–86||Fourth Division||19||0||1||0||0||0||2||0||22||0|
- Stoke City
- Leicester City
- Football League Second Division champions: 1979–80
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
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- Williams, Tony, ed. (1988). Official Football Association Non-League Directory. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 516, 519. ISBN 1-869833-09-0.
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- Struthers, Greg (21 December 2008). "Stoke win the hard way" (reprint hosted at NewsBank). The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
- "Bruges show interest in Ipswich's Muhren". The Times. 19 February 1980. p. 10.
- Cushnan, David (16 November 2009). "Geoff Scott is leading the X Factor". SportsPro. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- Spinks, Martin (22 April 2009). "Ex-stars join forces to aid club's struggling heroes". The Sentinel. Stoke-on-Trent. Retrieved 5 April 2012.[permanent dead link]