Rufus Brevett

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Rufus Brevett
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-24) 24 September 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hanworth Villa (manager)
Youth career
Doncaster Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Doncaster Rovers 109 (3)
1991–1998 Queens Park Rangers 153 (1)
1998–2003 Fulham 175 (1)
2003–2005 West Ham United 25 (1)
2005–2006 Plymouth Argyle 13 (0)
2006Leicester City (loan) 1 (0)
2006–2007 Oxford United 21 (0)
Total 497 (6)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Arlesey Town
2016– Hanworth Villa
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rufus Brevett (born 24 September 1969 in Derby) is an English former professional football player who played as a defender. He has retired from professional football, last playing for Oxford United, and was manager of Arlesey Town between 2013 and 2014. He is currently the manager of Hanworth Villa, having been appointed in May 2016.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He started at Doncaster Rovers before moving to Queens Park Rangers in February 1991 for a fee of £150,000 This stood as the highest transfer fee received for any player at Doncaster Rovers until the 2009–10 season.[2]

He made his QPR debut in March 1991 against Tottenham Hotspur and in all played 153 league games for QPR, scoring his only goal for them against Southampton in the Premier League.[3] After QPR's relegation from the Premier League Brevett stayed with the club, later moving to Fulham, a team with which he was able to re-enter England's top league. During his spell at Fulham he scored twice: the winner in a league match against Stoke City in September 1998[4] and an equaliser against Rochdale in the Football League Cup in September 2001.[5]

Later he signed for West Ham United for an undisclosed fee,[6] joining their unsuccessful relegation battle, before he moved on to Plymouth Argyle. At West Ham he scored once against Crewe Alexandra in August 2004.[7]

On 8 September 2006 he signed for Oxford United on a month-by-month contract which was extended for the full season. He featured regularly in Oxford's promotion run, but his contract was not renewed after the season's end. In May 2007 Brevett announced his retirement from playing football.[8] In July 2007 he briefly became sporting director of Swindon Town.[9]

Management career[edit]

In October 2008, Brevett joined Combined Counties League Premier Division team Bedfont as assistant manager. [10]

In November 2013, Brevett was appointed as the new Arlesey Town manager, replacing Zema Abbey.[11] [12]

Brevett parted company with Arlesey Town in December 2014, stepping down as manager and director of football.[13] In January 2015, Brevett was a finalist for the Harrow Borough job alongside former teammate Kevin Gallen, but the job went to Steve Baker.[14]

In February 2015, Brevett agreed to take up a position as a coach with Banbury United, assisting manager Paul Davis.[15]

He currently teaches physical education at North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury, head of football academy.[16]

In May 2016, Brevett returned to football management at Combined Counties League side Hanworth Villa.





  • Football League Fourth Division PFA Team of the Year: 1990-91
  • Football League Second Division PFA Team of the Year: 1998-99


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  2. ^ Doncaster Rovers Facts & Figures
  3. ^ "Gallen fuels the fires for survival". The Independent. 31 March 1996. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Stoke bow down to Brevett". The Independent. 9 September 1998. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Rochdale 2–2 Fulham (5–6 on pens)". BBC Sport. 11 September 2001. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Brevett joins Hammers". BBC Sport. 31 January 2003. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Crewe 2–3 West Ham". BBC Sport. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  8. ^ Brevett announces his retirement | BBC Sport Football Website
  9. ^ Town investors are banking on Brevett (From Swindon Advertiser)
  10. ^ "Bedfont". 4 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
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  12. ^ "Arlesey appoint Rufus Brevett as their new manager". 18 November 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
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  17. ^ "Fulham clinch Euro glory". BBC Sport. 27 August 2002. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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