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Brian Bedford

Brian Bedford

Clubs played for: Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth, QPR, Scunthorpe United, Brentford. (1954-1966)

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: Had a terrific goal scoring rate throughout a career that took in six clubs. Upon retiring from the game, took up tennis, becoming a registered professional, and qualifying as an L.T.A. coach in 1972. Coached at I.L.E.A. sports centre 1968-1972, and was pro at Richmond Lawn Tennis Club 1980-1985. A knee injury forced him to give up in 1986, when he became Stadium Manager at Q.P.R.'s Loftus Road until he was made redundant in 1992 (Scored 163 league goals for Rangers). Retired in 1995 and settled back in Llandaff, South Glamorgan.

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Bedford, Brian As a teenager I admired Brian’s scoring ability and watched him play both at loftusroad and Griffin park we referred to Brian as goalhanger Bedford as he mainly scored on the goal line happy days
02-05-21 Robert Elliott

Bedford, Brian You missed a season with Atlanta Chiefs in1967, on returning from the USA he was banned from playing in the UK by the FA because he had played for a rebel league. Jimmy Hill played a big part in getting this ban overturned as the PFA rep. Unfortunately too late for Brian who was then 35 and passed his best as a league player.
11-10-20 Christine Spencer-Smith /Bedford

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