Michael Forsyth (footballer)

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Michael Forsyth
Personal information
Full name Michael Eric Forsyth
Date of birth (1966-03-20) 20 March 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft (183 cm)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 West Bromwich Albion 29 (1)
1986–1995 Derby County 402 (9)
1995–1996 Notts County 7 (0)
1996–1996 Hereford United (loan) 11 (0)
1996–1999 Wycombe Wanderers 58 (2)
1999–2002 Burton Albion 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael (Mick or Brucey) Forsyth (born 20 March 1966) is an English former footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Forsyth started his playing career at West Brom after joining as an apprentice at 17, making his debut against Arsenal at Highbury, marking Tony Woodcock and Charlie Nicholas. West Bromwich Albion F.C. won 1 nil. He then moved to Derby County in 1986 for £25,000 where he spent most of his career. Including a spell that saw him win the Jack Stamps Trophy in the 1987–88 season. Subsequent moves to Notts County for £200,000, (including a loan spell at Hereford), Wycombe Wanderers and Burton Albion saw him play out his career. He is currently on the Derby County Academy training staff under the management of Nigel Clough, a position he has held since April 2009.[1]


Forsyth's cousin is the British singer-songwriter, Ian McNabb. Forsyth has been married once with two children from the same marriage, Samuel and Daniela.




Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Geraint Williams
Derby County Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Mark Wright