Brian Clough

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Date of Birth March 21, 1935
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 20, 2004 (69)
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Brian Clough

Brian Howard Clough, OBE was an English football player and manager. He played as a striker and remains one of the Football League's highest goalscorers, but his career was shortened by a serious injury. As a manager, Clough's name is closely associated with that of Peter Taylor, who served as his assistant manager at various clubs in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. They achieved great successes with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. Clough is also remembered for doing frequent radio and television interviews in which he made controversial remarks about players, other managers, and the overall state of the game. During his playing career with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, Clough scored 251 league goals from 274 starts, making him the third most prolific scorer in the league, with a conversion rate of 91.61%. He also won two England caps, both in 1959. Clough retired from playing at the age of 29, after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage.

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About Brian Clough

Accomplished English striker for Middlesbrough and former manager of Nottingham Forest.

Before Fame

He had an outstanding career as a player, scoring more than 250 goals over 19 years.


He earned the Manager of the Year Award for the 1977-1978 season.

Family Life

He had two sons, Nigel and Simon, and a daughter, Elizabeth, with his wife Barbara Glasgow.


Like Bobby Charlton, he is one of the top goal scorers in England's history.

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