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Brian Clough

Brian CloughAKA Brian Howard Clough

Born: 21-Mar-1935
Birthplace: Teesside, Middlesbrough, England
Died: 20-Sep-2004
Location of death: Derby, England [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Soccer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Renowned British soccer manager

As player, Clough scored 251 goals in 274 matches he played, helping to win two English cups. He became a manager in 1965 at Hartlepool, switching to Derby County two years later.

As manager, Clough led Nottingham Forest to win the European championships in 1979 and 1980. It is incredibly difficult to do that with a provincial team (a feat probably impossible today, considering the money that is now dominant in the game), and he is considered one of the greatest soccer coaches in British history.

Clough was a heavy drinker, and received a liver transplant in January 2003.


[1] Derby City General Hospital, Derby, England.

Father: Joseph
Mother: Sarah
Wife: Barbara
Daughter: Elizabeth "Libby"
Son: Simon
Son: Nigel

    Liver Transplant
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism



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