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Brian Flynn

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Position Midfielder
Born 12 Oct 1955, Port Talbot (Wales)
Height 161 cm
Weight 57 kg
International Caps Wales: 66 full

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Burnley 01 Oct 1972 01 Nov 1977 120 8 £175000
Leeds United 01 Nov 1977 15 Nov 1982 177 11 £60000
Burnley 04 Mar 1982   2 0 on loan
Burnley 15 Nov 1982 01 Nov 1984 80 11 £15000
Cardiff City 01 Nov 1984 01 Nov 1985 32 0  
Doncaster Rovers 01 Nov 1985 01 Jul 1986 27 0 £0
Bury 01 Jul 1986 01 Jan 1987 19 0 £0
Doncaster Rovers 01 Aug 1987 01 Feb 1988 24 1  
Wrexham 01 Feb 1988 01 Jun 1993 100 5  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1977 - 1978 28(1) 1 1   0   0   0  
1978 - 1979 41 3 3   8   0   0  
1979 - 1980 24 3 0   2   4   0  
1980 - 1981 41 3 2   2   0   0  
1981 - 1982 16(1) 1 0(1)   0   0   0  
1982 - 1983 2   0   0   0   0  
Total 152(2) 11 6(1)   12   4   0  

Jabba's Comments

Brian Flynn had established himself as a top class midfielder at Burnley, winning international honours for Wales. He formed a good partnership with Tony Currie after his arrival at Leeds, but remains best-remembered for his last minute goal at Old Trafford in February 1981 - the only goal of the game and the last time Leeds won there.

He returned to Burnley and played for a variety of lower division sides before settling at Wrexham where he has been manager since 1989 and was responsible for their famous FA Cup victories over Arsenal and Middlesbrough.

Patrick A.T. Flynn says: i never knew Brian Flynn, but he is a relative of mine. I am called Patrick Flynn and i descend from Ireland where the flynn name Traditionally comes from. he was a very good player and i would love to meet him but have no means of contacting him.

Craig says: Saw Brian at a reserve game OLDHAM v BLACKPOOL. I'm totally curious...why would he be there? Will OLDHAM be making a change to the management team?

martin says: Thanks for the info, I'm sorry to see you down. One of me best mates is a Leeds fanatic another a City fan nd me a Burnley, and I live and work in Liverpool. P.S. Dont worry Burnley without Stan will fall a lot quicker than you, should have been Rovers in it not your lads. Cheers Martin

nathan flynn says: hiya im brian's second cousin my grampa is brian's father's brother

bunminho says: A little Welshman with a big heart, consistent and modest but an absolute tiger in the tackle. Flynn had a superb relationship with Tony Currie in the heart of the Leeds midfield, and recreated a similar relationship with Terry Yorath in the heart of the Wales midfield. I remember his form in Wales' 4-1 bashing of England in Cardiff during the now-defunct Home Championship, the absolutely accurate 40-yard passes to feet. He could just pinpoint his teammate in a crowded defense and lay the ball on to him. With that kind of ability, it is amazing that he was rejected by Arsenal and Chelsea as a boy.

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