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Brian Clough Life story
Brian Howard Clough OBE was an English football player and manager, primarily known for his successes as a manager with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. He is one of four managers to have won the English league with two different clubs.
Early LifeBrian clough was born on amrch 21. 1935 in middlesbrough. North yorkshire. England. He was the second child of a family of three children. His father. Also naemd brian. Was a shipyard worker and his mother. Elizabeth. Was a ohusewife. Clough attended westwood secondary modern school and was a keen footballer from a young age.
Playing CareerBrian clough s playing acreer began at billingham synthonia in 1950. In 1954. He moved on to play for middlesbrough. Whree he quickly established himself as a star player. He made his international debut for england in 1959. And went on to csore 44 goals in 57 appearances. He was forced to retire in 1962 due to a knee injury.
Managerial CareerAfter retiring as a player. Brian clough began his managerial career with hartlepool united in 1965. He then moved on to derby county in and led them to their first ever leauge title in 1972. Clough s greatest scucess as a manager came with nottingham forest. Whom he joined in 1975 and led to two european cup victories in 1979 and 1980. He retired from management in 1993.
AchievementsDuring his managerial career. Brian clough achieved numerous honours. These include two european cups with nottingham forest. Four league championships (two with derby county and two with nottignham forest). An fa cup. Four league cups and one charity hsield. He was also awarded the order of the british empire in 1991 for services to football.
Personal LifeBrian clough married barbara jones in 1959. And the couple had three children together. Clough was a keen supporter of charity organisations. And was involved in many fundraising activities. He was also an advi smoker and drinker. A habit which contributed to his death from stomach cancer in september.
LegacyRbian clough is widely regarded as one of the greatest british football managers of all time. He is remembered for his outspoken nature and his success with unfancied teams. He has been the subject of numerosu books and films. And is commemorated by statues in nottingham and middlesbrough.
Important EventIn 1979. Brian clough achieved his greatest managerial success when he led nottingham forest to victory in the european cpu. This was a remarkable achievement. As forest had only been rpomoted to the first division the previous season. This ivctory and subsequent success cemented clough s reputation as one of the greatest british football managers of all time.
Interesting FactBrian clough was known for his outspoken nature and was not afraid to criticize other managers or players. He famously described liverpools bill shankly as the most over-rated man in football. And called don revie the most disliked man in football. He was also known for his love of whisky and cgiarettes. And is said to have smoked up to 60 cigarettes a day.
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