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Real Name: Thomas Brian Reeves
Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 18/02/1939 (Skelmersdale)
Died: 19/04/2014 (Spain)

Brian Reeves was pushed into goalkeeping by his ambitious father but resented it and quite the game in his late teens. After playing for Skelmersdale Boys, he signed amateur forms for Everton and played in the clubs junior sides before packing up the game to concentrate on cycling, where he won several trophies in road races. It was in the RAF that Brian started playing football again and he travelled all over Africa with the Kenyan National team, collecting more than 20 International caps. He was recommended to Blackburn by Matt Woods and made several first team appearances before being transferred to Scunthorpe where Dick Duckworth was manager, He was about to join Oxford United when John Church persuaded him to come to Southport. He was a key member of the teams which reached the FA Cup 5th Round and won promotion to the Third Division. Calm and cool under pressure, clean in handling and adept in possession, he was one of the best keepers to play for the club in post-war football. In dispute over terms, he missed the first eleven games of 1968-69. He retired at the end of that season and, though he briefly re-signed in October 1969, his comeback plans were shattered when his employers objected. He did have a short spell at Formby around March 1970 but, after initially running a greengrocers in Birkdale he has now built up a highly successful insurance and investment business in Ainsdale.
Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1965/1966 3800
1966/1967 4800
1967/1968 3800
1968/1969 3500
Total 159 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
06/05/1969 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
02/05/1969 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 5
23/04/1969 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 0
21/04/1969 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 3
18/04/1969 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
16/04/1969 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
14/04/1969 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 1 - 1
12/04/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
08/04/1969 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
07/04/1969 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 0
05/04/1969 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 0
01/04/1969 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 1
29/03/1969 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 0
26/03/1969 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 0
22/03/1969 LeagueA ORIENT 2 - 0
17/03/1969 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
14/03/1969 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
11/03/1969 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 1
08/03/1969 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 4
03/03/1969 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
04/02/1969 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
24/01/1969 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
18/01/1969 LeagueA READING 0 - 1
11/01/1969 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
03/01/1969 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BARROW 0 - 1
28/09/1968 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 3
20/09/1968 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
17/09/1968 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
14/09/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
06/09/1968 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
02/09/1968 Football League Cup / 2H NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 - 2
30/08/1968 LeagueH ORIENT 2 - 2
26/08/1968 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
23/08/1968 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
19/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1RA BARROW 3 - 1
17/08/1968 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2 - 3
14/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 2
10/08/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 3
11/05/1968 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 1
06/05/1968 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
03/05/1968 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
27/04/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
24/04/1968 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
19/04/1968 LeagueH READING 2 - 1
16/04/1968 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 1
15/04/1968 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 0
13/04/1968 LeagueA SWINDON TOWN 3 - 3
05/04/1968 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 0
01/04/1968 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 1
30/03/1968 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
22/03/1968 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 3
15/03/1968 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
09/03/1968 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 1
01/03/1968 LeagueH ORIENT 0 - 0
24/02/1968 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 1
16/02/1968 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 1 - 0
10/02/1968 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 3
03/02/1968 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 2 - 1
27/01/1968 FA Cup / 3H EVERTON 0 - 1
20/01/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
06/01/1968 FA Cup / 2H RUNCORN 4 - 2
30/12/1967 LeagueA BURY 2 - 3
26/12/1967 LeagueH BURY 2 - 2
23/12/1967 LeagueA WATFORD 1 - 0
16/12/1967 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
09/12/1967 FA Cup / 1H LINCOLN CITY 3 - 1
02/12/1967 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
25/11/1967 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
18/11/1967 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
13/11/1967 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 1
11/11/1967 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 3
04/11/1967 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 0
30/10/1967 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 4
23/10/1967 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 1
20/10/1967 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
14/10/1967 LeagueA ORIENT 0 - 3
06/05/1967 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
28/04/1967 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
24/04/1967 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
22/04/1967 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
15/04/1967 LeagueA EXETER CITY 0 - 0
10/04/1967 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
08/04/1967 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 1
03/04/1967 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
01/04/1967 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
28/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
27/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
25/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
18/03/1967 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
11/03/1967 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
08/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
04/03/1967 LeagueH BARNSLEY 3 - 0
25/02/1967 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
18/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
11/02/1967 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 0
04/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
21/01/1967 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 1
14/01/1967 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
31/12/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
26/12/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
17/12/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/12/1966 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
03/12/1966 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
26/11/1966 FA Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 1 - 2
19/11/1966 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
12/11/1966 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
05/11/1966 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
29/10/1966 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 2
22/10/1966 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
19/10/1966 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
15/10/1966 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
10/10/1966 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
08/10/1966 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 4 - 1
30/09/1966 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
28/09/1966 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 4
24/09/1966 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
19/09/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
17/09/1966 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
10/09/1966 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
05/09/1966 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 0
03/09/1966 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 2
26/08/1966 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
24/08/1966 Football League Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 0 - 1
20/08/1966 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 2
07/05/1966 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
05/03/1966 FA Cup / 5A HULL CITY 0 - 2
28/02/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
19/02/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
12/02/1966 FA Cup / 4H CARDIFF CITY 2 - 0
05/02/1966 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
29/01/1966 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 4 - 1
25/01/1966 FA Cup / 3RA IPSWICH TOWN 3 - 2
22/01/1966 FA Cup / 3H IPSWICH TOWN 0 - 0
14/01/1966 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
08/01/1966 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 0
01/01/1966 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 2
28/12/1965 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 2
27/12/1965 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 3 - 2
17/12/1965 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
13/12/1965 FA Cup / 2RA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
11/12/1965 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
04/12/1965 FA Cup / 2H STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
27/11/1965 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 4
22/11/1965 LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 0
20/11/1965 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
13/11/1965 FA Cup / 1H HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/10/1965 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 0
25/10/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL 1 - 3
23/10/1965 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
15/10/1965 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
08/10/1965 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
05/10/1965 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 3
02/10/1965 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
25/09/1965 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 3
22/09/1965 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 1
17/09/1965 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
13/09/1965 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
11/09/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 3
04/09/1965 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
01/09/1965 Football League Cup / 1A CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
28/08/1965 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
23/08/1965 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 1
21/08/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3

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