Player #528

Appearances:

159

Starts:

156

Goals:

23

Seasons:

4

Brian Godfrey
Brian Godfrey

Source: Football paper cut out of Brian Godfrey issued with the Rover Comic, 1970.

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Brian Godfrey
Brian Godfrey

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Brian Godfrey

Position

Forward

From

1967-68

To

1970-71

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Brian Godfrey

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Seasons

Age*

27
28
29
30

Division

D2
D2
D2
D3

Appearances

159
35
41
30
53

Starts

156
35
41
27
53

Substitute

3
0
0
3
0

Unused

2
0
0
2
0

Goals

23
13
7
3
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Brian Cameron Godfrey

Birth Date

Wednesday, 1 May 1940

Birth Place

Flint, Flintshire

Birth Country

Wales

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Preston North End

From

For

£35,000

On

Friday, 29 September 1967

Previous Clubs

1958-60 Everton |
1960-63 Scunthorpe United |
1963-67 Preston North End |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Bristol Rovers

For

Exchange

On

June 1971

Subsequent Clubs

1971-73 Bristol Rovers |
1973-74 Newport County |
1974-75 Portland Timbers |
1975-78 Bath City |

Brian Godfrey
Brian Godfrey

Source: Football paper cut out of Brian Godfrey issued with the Rover Comic, 1970.

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Brian Godfrey
Brian Godfrey

Source: Football paper cut out of Brian Godfrey issued with the Rover Comic, 1970.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1967-71 £35k, 159 | 156 (3) | 23 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Tommy Cummings |
Tommy Docherty |
Vic Crowe |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 30 September 1967

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 30 September 1967

Middlesbrough (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 September 1967

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 4 May 1971

Reading (h), Division Three

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 4 May 1971

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Wales

Died

11 February 2010, Aged 69

Brian Godfrey

Player #528 for Aston Villa, Brian Cameron Godfrey known as Brian Godfrey played as a forward for the club.

Between 1967-68 and 1970-71 Brian made 159 appearances and scored 23 goals.

Brian was born in Flint on 1 May 1940 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 30 September 1967 aged 27.

Villa had signed Brian from Preston North End for £35,000 along with fellow Prestonian Brian Greenhalgh in September 1967.

Scoring on his debut and hitting 13 goals in 35 games promised much especially given the overall direction of the contemporary Villa side however Brian would score just 10 times in his next 124 games for the club dashing any hopes of a new terrace legend being created.

Despite his lack of goals Brian was highly valued by his managers and his final boss, Vic Crowe, handed him the captaincy for 1970-71 League Cup final against First Division Spurs.

That however was to prove Brian’s swansong and he would make his final appearance for Villa on Tuesday, 4 May 1971 aged 31 before moving on to Bristol Rovers in June 1971 with Ray Graydon coming the other way.

Brian passed away on 11 February 2010 aged 69 of leukaemia.