Mark Goldberg

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Mark Goldberg
Personal information
Place of birth United Kingdom
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Beckenham Town
Teams managed
Beckhenham Town
2006–2007 Bromley
2008–2011 Bromley
2011–2016 Bromley
2016 Welling United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark Goldberg is an English football club chairman and manager.


Goldberg originally became a millionaire in the IT recruitment industry.[1] He was declared bankrupt in 2000.[2]


Playing career[edit]

As a player, Goldberg played for non-League clubs Bromley and Beckenham Town, where he was player-manager while still in his 20s.[2][3]

He also played football for two seasons in the United States, from 1982 to 1983, at the College of William and Mary, after being recruited by its head coach, Al Albert.[4]

Crystal Palace[edit]

In 1996, he purchased Crystal Palace Football Club for £23.8m. He employed Terry Venables as First Team Manager and Steve Coppell as Director of football. The club was not successful under his chairmanship and in January 1999 it was taken over by administrators.[1]


Goldberg's brother-in-law, Jerry Dolke, had become chairman of non-league Bromley and during the 2005-06 season the pair announced the controversial decision that Goldberg would replace the highly successful and highly popular George Wakeling and his management team, who had led to the Premier Division of the Isthmian League, and then secured survival by a long distance.[1]

Goldberg's start in management was successful, leading Bromley to promotion into the Conference South division via the play-offs. His first pre-season included a tie against the youth team of Crystal Palace and his competitive start was good, with Bromley topping the Premier Division after his first eleven games and reaching the First Round of the FA Cup before losing 4-1 to League One side Gillingham.[2]

Goldberg left Bromley during the 2007-08 season, to be succeeded by Simon Osborn, but returned to the club at the end of the season. In April 2009, Goldberg suffered serious damage to his knee ligament while playing for Bromley Veterans in an Isthmian Veterans Cup semi-final. This injury caused him to be absent from the dugout for at least the remainder of the 2008-09 season. In January 2011 he again left the club due to an internal disagreement.[5]

On 18 June 2011 Goldberg returned to Bromley after the appointment of a new club chairman, Ashley Reading.[6] Goldberg agreed to step down as manager on 4 February 2016.[7]

Welling United[edit]

Goldberg became manager of Welling United in April 2016. He left the position in November 2016.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Goldberg's son, Bradley, is a semi-professional footballer who plays for Bromley. Goldberg also has a daughter, Lauren-Rose.





  1. ^ a b c Ornstein, David (11 November 2006). "Buoyant Goldberg living the dugout dream". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ a b c Former Palace chairman Mark Goldberg sees a different side of life as Bromley manager The Telegraph, 5 November 2009
  3. ^ Goldberg returns to Bromley for third stint in charge Kent News, 21 June 2011
  4. ^ William and Mary Men's Soccer (Images of Sports)- p.52 - Arcadia Publishing 2010 - Al Albert
  5. ^ Mark Goldberg quits as Bromley manager due to rift BBC Sport, 18 January 2011
  6. ^ Goldberg returns to Bromley for third stint in charge Kent News, 21 June 2011
  7. ^ Mark Goldberg leaves Bromley FC as investors demand results Orpington News, 5 February 2016
  8. ^ "Day & Pennock Take Charge at Welling". The National League Official Website. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016.