Brian Potter (footballer)
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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.


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]


Raith Rovers



  1. ^ Brian Potter: A life in professional football -
  2. ^ "Raymond Allan - Player 1972-75 and 1979-89". 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.

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