Brian Harris (footballer)

Brian Harris (footballer)

Infobox Football biography
playername = Brian Harris

fullname = Brian Harris
dateofbirth = Birth date|1935|05|16|df=y
cityofbirth = Bebington
countryofbirth = England
dateofdeath = death date and age|2008|02|17|1935|05|16|df=y
cityofdeath = Chepstow
countryofdeath = Wales
height =
position =
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = ?-1954 1954-1966 1966-1971 1971-1974
clubs = Port Sunlight Everton Cardiff City Newport County
caps(goals) = 360 (29) 149 0(0) 085 0(0)
manageryears =
managerclubs = Newport County
Cardiff City ("assistant")

Brian Harris (16 May 193517 February 2008) was an English footballer.

Playing career

Harris started playing for Wirral club Port Sunlight before signing for Everton in 1954 for just a £10 fee. He was regarded as a very versatile player, and during his Everton career played in every position except goalkeeper. [cite web|url=|title=Bill Kenwright in transfer vow of 'millions'|first=Ian|last=Doyle|date=2008-02-18|accessdate=2008-02-18

Harris played 24 games in Everton's league-winning season, 1962-63, and in the 1966 FA Cup Final, which saw Everton beat Sheffield Wednesday. Five months after the final Harris was sold to Cardiff City, for £10,000. [cite web|url=|title=Cardiff and Everton mourn Harris|publisher=BBC Sport online|date=2008-02-18|accessdate=2008-02-18] With Cardiff he reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners Cup, in 1968.

Management career

Harris went on to play for, and manage, Newport County. Harris also returned to Cardiff to become assistant manager to Richie Morgan, a post he occupied for two years. Following this, Harris was briefly a coach at Ipswich Town before moving to Chepstow, where he worked as a publican, in the Post Office, and as manager to non-league Chepstow Town. [cite web|url=|title=Brian Harris: Fun-loving Everton footballer|first=Ivan|last=Ponting|publisher=The Independent|date=2008-02-21|accessdate=2008-02-21]

Harris died on February 17 2008 in Chepstow, following a short illness. [cite web|url=|title=Brian Harris dies||first=Darren|last=Griffiths|date=2008-02-18|accessdate=2008-02-18] His funeral service was held at St Luke's, Walton, a church in the corner of Everton's Goodison Park ground. [cite web|url=,,2271850,00.html|title= Obituary - Brian Harris|publisher="The Guardian"



* [ Brian Harris at Everton Stats]

External links

* [ Obituary: "Times"]

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