Birch, Brian

Inside-forward.

Born: Salford, 18 November 1931.

Career: Salford Boys, Manchester United juniors 1946, professional May 49, WOLVES Mar 52, Lincoln City Dec 52, Boston United Jan 56, Barrow Jne 56, Exeter City Spt 57, Oldham Athletic Jan 60, Rochdale Mar 61, Philippines coach Jne 62, Boston United 1963, Mossley F.C. 1963, Slavia F.C. (coach) 1964, Hakoah F.C. (coach) 1965, Ellesmere Port Aug 66 to Jan 67, Blackburn Rovers juniors coach Nov 67 to May 68. Also coached in Egypt, Turkey and Sweden.

First Team

Debut: Charlton Athletic (a) 12/4/52.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1951/52 3 1 3 1
Total 3 1 3 1
Reserves

Debut: Preston North End (a) 22/3/52.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1951/52 5 1 1 1 6 2
1952/53 11 2 1 12 2
Total 16 3 2 1 18 4

Honours: Staffordshire Cup Winner 1952.