Gary Brabin

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Gary Brabin
Personal information
Full name Gary Brabin[1]
Date of birth (1970-12-09) 9 December 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tranmere Rovers (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Stockport County 2 (0)
1991 Gateshead (loan) 10 (0)
1991 Gateshead 2 (0)
1991–1994 Runcorn 98 (10)
1994–1996 Doncaster Rovers 59 (11)
1996 Bury 5 (0)
1996–1999 Blackpool 50 (2)
1998–1999 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
1999–2001 Hull City 95 (9)
2001 Boston United 1 (0)
2001–2002 Torquay United 6 (0)
2002 Chester City 16 (3)
2002–2004 The New Saints 48 (7)
2005–2006 Halifax Town 4 (1)
2006 Southport 14 (0)
2006–2007 Burscough 12 (3)
2007–2008 The New Saints 2 (0)
Total 428 (46)
Teams managed
2008 Southport
2008–2009 Cambridge United
2011–2012 Luton Town
2014–2015 Southport
2015– Tranmere Rovers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Gary Brabin (born 9 December 1970) is an English former professional footballer who is the current manager of Tranmere Rovers.

Playing career

In November 2006 he signed for Northern Premier League side Burscough where he has assisted with coaching in addition to his playing duties.[2]

Managerial career

In June 2007, Brabin was appointed as assistant manager of The New Saints.[3]

Southport

On 8 April 2008 Brabin re-joined Southport as manager until the end of the 2007–08 season, replacing Peter Davenport.[4] Despite guiding the team into the play-offs, Brabin left Southport to sign as manager of Cambridge United on a two-year contract on 23 June 2008.[5]

Cambridge United

In June 2009 he was named the Conference Premier Manager of the Year.[6] Brabin was relieved of his duties as manager on 13 July 2009 by the board following a series of disputes.[7]

Luton

Three-and-a-half months later, Brabin returned to football with Luton Town in the capacity of chief scout.[8]

Following the end of the 2009–10 season, Brabin was named as Luton's assistant manager, taking over from Alan Neilson.[9] He was promoted to manager until the end of the season on 28 March 2011 after Richard Money left the club.[10] Brabin secured Luton's place in the Conference Premier play-offs, leading them to a 5–1 aggregate victory over Wrexham in the semi-finals. However, Luton then drew 0–0 after extra time with fellow finalists AFC Wimbledon, eventually losing 4–3 in a penalty shootout that left the club facing a third year at non-league level.[11] Brabin received the full support from the Luton board despite the disappointment of the defeat and, one week later, he signed a new two-year contract to stay as permanent manager.[12][13] Despite this, he was sacked on 31 March 2012 after the team fell out of the play-off positions with seven games remaining.[14]

Return to Southport

Brabin returned to Southport for the third time on 6 October 2014 replacing Martin Foyle.[15] His first match in charge was against Lincoln City where he saw his team recover from 2-0 to draw 3-3.[16] His first victory came in the very next game away at Braintree Town, winning 2-0[17] with his first signing Amadou Bakayoko[18] scoring one of the goals. On 20 January 2015 Brabin left Southport to take up a post at Everton to be part of the coaching set up to under-21 level.[19]

Tranmere Rovers

On 5 May 2015, Brabin was appointed as the manager of Tranmere Rovers following their relegation to the National League.[20]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 28 March 2016.
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Southport 8 April 2008 23 June 2008 7 5 0 2 71.4 [4][5][21]
Cambridge United 23 June 2008 13 July 2009 54 27 14 13 50.0 [5][7][22]
Luton Town 28 March 2011 31 March 2012 62 29 22 11 46.8 [14][23]
Southport 6 October 2014 20 January 2015 20 7 8 5 35.0 [15][19][24]
Tranmere Rovers 5 May 2015 Present 44 19 13 12 43.2 [23]
Total 187 87 57 43 46.5

References

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  3. Saints return for Brabin
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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Cambridge name Brabin as new boss". BBC Sport. 23 June 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  7. 7.0 7.1 "Manager Brabin leaves Cambridge". BBC Sport. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  14. 14.0 14.1 "Brabin sacked by Hatters as players are also criticised". Luton Tooday. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Southport appoint Gary Brabin as manager after Martin Foyle exit". BBC Sport. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Southport 3 Lincoln City 3". BBC Sport. 7 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  19. 19.0 19.1 "Gary Brabin leaves Southport to take Everton coaching position". BBC Sport. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. Tranmere appoint Brabin
  21. "Results/matches: 2007/08". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. "Results/matches: 2008/09". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Managers: Gary Brabin". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. "Results/matches: 2014/15". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 19 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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