Trevor Senior

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Trevor Senior
Personal information
Full name Trevor John Senior
Date of birth (1961-11-28) 28 November 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Stratton, Dorset, England
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Dorchester Town (Assistant manager)
Youth career
Dorchester Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981 Dorchester Town ? (?)
1981–1983 Portsmouth 11 (2)
1982–1983Aldershot (loan) 10 (7)
1983–1987 Reading 164 (102)
1987–1988 Watford 24 (1)
1988 Middlesbrough 10 (2)
1988–1992 Reading 137 (51)
1992–1993 Woking 31 (11)
1993 Dorchester Town
1993–1994 Farnborough Town
1995–1996 Farnborough Town
Teams managed
1995 Weymouth
??–2000 Bridport
2001 Bashley
2001–2006 Bridgwater Town
2009–2016 Bridport
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Trevor Senior (born 28 November 1961 in Stratton, near Dorchester, Dorset) is a former professional football striker who played primarily at Reading. He is currently the assistant manager of Dorchester Town.

Playing career[edit]

Senior started his career at Dorchester Town. He joined Portsmouth in 1981 for £35,000, and then (after a loan spell with Aldershot) moved to Reading where he scored 184 goals in 362 league and cup appearances in two spells between 1983 and 1992. In season 1983–84, when Reading won promotion from the Fourth Division, Senior was top scorer in all four divisions of the Football League with 36 goals in the league and a total of 41 in all competitions. Two years later he scored 27 times in the Third Division campaign as Reading won another promotion, this time as champions of their division.[1]

In March 1988 Senior signed for Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day for a fee of £200,000 from Watford, where he had moved in July 1987. After making just 10 league appearances for Boro and being part of their Second Division promotion winning team, Senior moved back to Reading in October 1988. Despite his time on Teesside being seen generally as a disappointment, Senior was instrumental in Boro's promotion in May 1988 after scoring two important goals in the play-offs.

After he left Reading for a second time in 1992, and making his last Football League appearance at the age of 30, Senior spent a season with non-league Woking, and then a short spell at Dorchester Town before signing in November 1993 for Farnborough Town.

Management and coaching[edit]

The following season Senior became manager of Weymouth and subsequently during 1995–96 had another spell at Farnborough. His last job was manager of Bridgwater Town in the Western Football League, before joining Dorchester, and becoming the Under 18's manager. His last game as U-18's manager was in[2] May 2008

Senior was appointed manager of Western League Division One Bridport on 15 June 2009 following the resignation of Ian Hutchinson.


  1. ^ Top Scorers Royals Records
  2. ^ Double bill at the Jewson Stadium Dorchester Town; accessed 20 May 2008 Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine