Frank Brennan (footballer)


Francis Brennan (23 April 1924 – 5 March 1997) was a Scottish footballer.

Frank Brennan
Personal information
Full name Francis Brennan[1]
Date of birth (1924-04-23)23 April 1924
Place of birth Annathill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 5 March 1997(1997-03-05) (aged 72)
Place of death Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Position(s) Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1946 Airdrieonians 0 (0)
1946–1956 Newcastle United 318 (3)
Total 318 (3)
National team
1946–1954 Scotland 8 (0)
Teams managed
1956–1962 North Shields
1967–1971 North Shields
1971–1972 Darlington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brennan was a tough centre half who moved to Newcastle United from Airdrieonians for £7,500 in 1946.[2] He made his debut for the club against Millwall in August 1946 and appeared on 351 occasions for the Magpies between 1946 and 1956.[3]

Brennan moved into management after his playing retirement, initially with North Shields between 1956 and 1962, then in Singapore and Trinidad.[2] He returned to North Shields in 1967 and helped them to victory in the 1969 FA Amateur Cup. He was appointed manager of Darlington in August 1971 but stayed in the post for only three months before joining South Shields in a coaching role in 1972.[2]

Career statistics


[3]

Club Season League FA Cup Other[A] Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Newcastle United1946–47 3105000 360
1947–48 4201000 430
1948–49 4101000 420
1949–50 4102000 430
1950–51 3216000 381
1951–52 3817010 461
1952–53 3812000 401
1953–54 3905020 460
1954–55 600000 60
1955–56 1000010 110
Total3183290403513
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Charity Shield and Coronation Cup.

Managerial statistics


Team Nat From To Record
GWLDWin %
North Shields 1956 1962
North Shields 1967 1971
Darlington August 1971 January 1972 2059625.0

Honours


As a player

Newcastle United

As a manager

North Shields

References


  1. "Frank Brennan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  2. Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who's Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4.
  3. "Player Profile: Frank Brennan". toon1892.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010.