Roy Brien

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Roy Brien
Personal information
Full name William Roy Brien[1]
Date of birth (1930-11-11)11 November 1930[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death 27 January 1987(1987-01-27) (aged 56)
Place of death Rochdale, England
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1955 Port Vale 1 (0)
Total 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Roy Brien (11 November 1930 – 27 January 1987) was an English footballer who played one game for Port Vale in the Football League on 17 April 1954.

Playing career[edit]

Brien joined Port Vale in May 1951 and made his debut at half-back in a goalless draw with Rochdale at Spotland on 17 April 1954.[1] The point gained in this game was enough to clinch the Third Division North title that season, but Brien was not selected again before being released at the end of the following season.[1]


  • Sourced from Roy Brien profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1953–54 Third Division North 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


with Port Vale


  1. ^ a b c d e Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 41. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Sherwin, Phil; Askey, Steve (2013), Men of Steele: The story of Port Vale's stunning 1953/54 season, Pass Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9926579-1-8