Brian Potter (footballer)
Get Brian Potter Footballer essential facts below. View Videos or join the Brian Potter Footballer discussion. Add Brian Potter Footballer to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Brian Potter Footballer

Brian Potter
Personal information
Full name Brian Potter
Date of birth (1977-01-26) 26 January 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hamilton Academical (goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
Raith Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-1995 Raith Rovers 1 (0)
Oakley United
2008-2011 Hamilton Academical 1 (0)
Total 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Potter (born 26 January 1977) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He is currently employed as the goalkeeping coach at Hamilton Academical.

Career

Potter began his career with Raith Rovers, and was the substitute goalkeeper when Scott Thomson was sent off in the 1994-95 Scottish League Cup semi-final. Despite being a YTS player with only one previous first team appearance, Potter played the remainder of the match, conceding once but surviving to a penalty shoot-out. On the final penalty, Alan Lawrence - who had put Raith out of the Scottish League Challenge Cup earlier in the season in a penalty shoot-out - saw his penalty saved by Potter, putting Raith into the final.[1] First choice Thomson was recalled, coincidentally saving the first sudden death penalty to win the final, allowing Potter to pick up a winners' medal as a substitute. Incredibly, Potter should not have been present at either match - Ray Allan, Raith's backup goalkeeper, was ineligible after being an unused substitute earlier in the competition for Motherwell.[2]

Potter failed to make any further first team appearances for Rovers and joined East Fife as a goalkeeping coach.

After a playing spell in junior football with Oakley United, Potter joined Hamilton Academical as a goalkeeping coach.[3]

Potter was signed as a player by Hamilton in March 2008 to offer cover to their two existing goalkeepers. He had been listed as a trialist substitute on a number of occasions earlier in the season. He made his Hamilton debut, as a substitute, against Dundee in April 2008.[4]

On 12 October 2011 he left Hamilton Academical to sign on as a goalkeeping coach at SPL Dunfermline Athletic.[5]

Honours

Raith Rovers

1994-95
1994-95

References

  1. ^ Brian Potter: A life in professional football - http://www.twohundredpercent.net/?p=2663
  2. ^ "Raymond Allan - Player 1972-75 and 1979-89". Cowdenbeath.net. Retrieved 2008.
  3. ^ "Accies Squad 2007-8". Hamilton Academical FC. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Dundee 1 Accies 1". Hamilton Accies FC. 26 April 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Raith Rovers hero joins Dunfermline". Scottish Football League. 12 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013.

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Brian_Potter_(footballer)
 



 



 
Music Scenes