Keith Briggs (footballer)

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Keith Briggs
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-12-11) 11 December 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Glossop, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Right/ Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Southport (Assistant manager)
Youth career
1995–1999 Stockport County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Stockport County 58 (2)
2003–2005 Norwich City 5 (0)
2004 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 3 (0)
2005–2008 Stockport County 90 (8)
2008 Shrewsbury Town 2 (1)
2008 Mansfield Town 13 (0)
2008–2010 Stalybridge Celtic 38 (0)
2010–2011 Kidderminster Harriers 43 (6)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 16 (1)
2012–2013 Kidderminster Harriers 33 (1)
2013 Halifax Town 2 (0)
2013 Barrow 2 (0)
2013–2015 Stalybridge Celtic 11 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Stalybridge Celtic (player-manager)
2015 New Mills
2015–2016[1] Sheffield United (academy)
2016– Southport (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Keith Briggs (born 11 December 1981) is an English football coach and former semi-professional footballer. He is currently the assistant manager of Southport.

Career[edit]

Born in Glossop, Derbyshire, Briggs began his career as a trainee Stockport County in August 1999 and made his debut in a League Cup 1st round tie against Oldham in the same month.[2] He made 68 league and cup appearances for Stockport[3] before joining Norwich City in January 2003 for £65,000,[4] where he was unable to establish a regular place in the first team and spent a loan spell at Crewe Alexandra.[5] He made three league appearances during Norwich's 2003/04 season after which they were promoted to the Premier League as First Division champions.[6] Briggs was released by Norwich in September 2004[7] and returned to Stockport in January 2005.[8] After making a further 98 appearances for Stockport County,[3] his contract was not renewed[9] and he joined Shrewsbury Town on non-contract terms in January 2008.[10] He scored on his debut against Hereford United[11] but was released by manager Gary Peters after playing just two games[12] and joined Mansfield Town on loan in February 2008.[13][14] He left Mansfield at the end of the 2007–08 season,[15] and played for Stalybridge Celtic during the 2008–09 season.[16] In 2011, he signed a two-year deal with Fleetwood Town for a fee believed to be in the region of £8,000. Upon his release he re-signed with Kidderminster Harriers in 2012. At the end of the 2012/2013 season Briggs signed a contract with Halifax Town. He went out on loan to Barrow before being appointed manager of Stalybridge Celtic on 18 October 2013. On 15 March, Briggs resigned as the manager of Stalybridge Celtic. He later managed New Mills A.F.C. in the Northern Premier League Division One North.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheffield United: Academy chief hails legend’s return‚ thestar.co.uk, 25 September 2015
  2. ^ "Games played by Keith Briggs in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Keith Briggs". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Briggs joins Norwich". BBC Sport. 16 January 2003. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Briggs joins Crewe". BBC Sport. 25 September 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Keith Briggs in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  7. ^ "Canaries release Briggs". BBC Sport. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  8. ^ "Briggs makes Edgeley Park return". BBC Sport. 14 January 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  9. ^ "Defensive pair to leave Stockport". BBC Sport. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  10. ^ "Shrewsbury boss swoops for trio". BBC Sport. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "Hereford 3-1 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Midfielder released by Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  13. ^ "Buxton welcomes defensive signing". BBC Sport. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  14. ^ "Briggs is happy to be at Field Mill". Mansfield Chad. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  15. ^ O'Rourke, Peter (11 July 2008). "Briggs left in limbo". Sky Sports. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  16. ^ "Keith Briggs – Player information". Stalybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  17. ^ "New Mills: The worst team in English football?". BBC Sport. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 

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