Brian Reid (footballer)

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Brian Reid
Personal information
Full name Brian Robertson Reid
Date of birth (1970-06-15) 15 June 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Albion Rovers
Youth career
Renfrew Waverley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Greenock Morton 57 (1)
1991–1996 Rangers 5 (0)
1994Newcastle United (loan) 0 (0)
1996–1998 Greenock Morton 61 (3)
1998–1999 Burnley 31 (3)
1999–2001 Dunfermline Athletic 25 (3)
2001Blackpool (loan) 13 (0)
2001–2002 Blackpool 42 (2)
2003 Falkirk 8 (0)
2003–2006 Queen of the South 66 (1)
2006–2007 Ayr United 15 (0)
Total 323 (13)
National team
1991 Scotland U21[1] 2 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2012 Ayr United
2013–2014 Global FC
2013–2014 Philippines U23
2014 Nuneaton Town
2015–2017 Stranraer
2020– Albion Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Robertson Reid (born 15 June 1970) is a Scottish former football player and coach, who is currently the manager of Albion Rovers.

His lengthy playing career saw him with spells at Greenock Morton (two spells), Rangers, Newcastle United, Burnley, Dunfermline Athletic, Blackpool, Falkirk, Queen of the South and finishing at Ayr United.

He began his management career with his last playing club Ayr United before moving abroad to take charge of Filipino club Global F.C.. After a spell in charge of the Philippines under 23 squad, he also had a short spell with English club Nuneaton Town before his return to Scotland to manage Scottish League One side Stranraer until 2017. Reid was appointed Albion Rovers manager in June 2020.

Playing career[edit]

Reid, a central defender, started his career at Morton. After winning the Cappielow club's player of the season award, Reid became Graeme Souness's last signing for Rangers. Reid suffered a cruciate ligament knee injury shortly after signing for the Ibrox club, however, which almost finished his career. Reid was played sparingly for Rangers, who eventually loaned him out to Newcastle United in 1994 but he made no first-team appearances for the St James' Park club.

After returning to Morton in 1996 for two seasons, Reid went on to play for Burnley, Dunfermline Athletic, Blackpool (on loan initially, then signed permanently), Falkirk, Queen of the South and Ayr United.

Coaching career[edit]

Reid was appointed manager of Ayr United in October 2007.[2] In his first full season in charge of the Honest Men, Reid took them up to the First Division following play-off victories over Brechin City and Airdrie United;[3] however, Ayr failed to remain in the First Division, finishing bottom, and were relegated after one season.

In the seasonal playoffs of the 2010–11 season "The Honest Men" were once again promoted to the first Division after a 2–1 win. Ayr were relegated to the Second Division in 2012 after they lost in the playoffs semifinals following a ninth-place finish in the First Division, and Reid's contract was not renewed. It was announced that in the 2012–13 season, he would be replaced by Mark Roberts, who signed for Ayr as a player in January 2009.[4]

In January 2013, Philippine side Global FC acquired Reid to handle the team as part of their participation in the 2013 AFC President's Cup.[5] Global FC is one of the two Southeast Asian clubs in the competition for clubs for "emerging nations" in Asia.

In March 2013, Reid was featured on the official Global FC website where he revealed his life story, football and career experiences. The interview also focused on how he ended up in the Philippines, his plans for the club and other coaching strategies. Global FC is Reid's first coaching job in the international arena.[6]

In April 2014, Reid was appointed manager of Conference National side Nuneaton Town. He lasted just five months in the job and left Nuneaton by mutual consent on 8 September 2014.[7]

On 29 May 2015, Reid was appointed manager of Scottish League One side Stranraer, following the departure of Stephen Aitken to Dumbarton.[8] After a series of disappointing results which left the club bottom of League One, Reid resigned as manager on 16 January 2017.[9][10] In 2018, Reid joined Steven Pressley's coaching squad at Pafos FC.[11]

Reid was appointed Albion Rovers manager in June 2020.[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 14 January 2017

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Ayr United Scotland October 2007 May 2012 224 88 56 80 039.29
Global FC Philippines January 2013 April 2014
Philippines u23 Philippines 2013 2014
Nuneaton Town England April 2014 September 2014 10 2 2 6 020.00
Stranraer Scotland May 2015 January 2017 73 28 10 35 038.36
Albion Rovers Scotland June 2020 0 0 0 0 !
Total 306 117 68 121 038.24

No statistics currently available for Global FC and Philippines u23.



Ayr United


  1. ^ "Scotland U21 Player Brian Reid Details".
  2. ^ "Ayr swiftly appoint Reid as boss". BBC Sport. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Ayr United Promoted After Play-Off Victory". Ayrshire Post. 25 May 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Change in Manager". Ayr United F.C. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 15 May 2012.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (5 January 2013). "UFL gives champ Global green light to join AFC tilt". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  6. ^ Gonzales, Jenina & Gonzales, Miji. "Scot Session: Brian Reid".
  7. ^ "Boro part company with manager Brian Reid". Coventry Telegraph. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Brian Reid Appointed as Manager". Stranraer FC. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Brian Reid Leaves Club". Stranraer FC. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Brian Reid: Stranraer manager leaves Scottish League One bottom side". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  11. ^ Andy Turner (5 February 2018). "Former Coventry City boss Steven Pressley back in the game". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  12. ^ Thomson, Paul (5 June 2020). "Albion Rovers appoint Brian Reid as new manager". Daily Record. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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