Skip to main content

Brian Farmer RIP

Posted: Tue 03 Jun 2014

Birmingham City FC is saddened to learn of the death of former player Brian Farmer.

Brian passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday 1 June 2014 at the age of 80, with his family around him.

Born in the Staffordshire town of Wordsley, he joined Blues as a 17-year-old teenager on amateur forms, before turning professional with the club in 1954.

He made his first team bow in 1956, but faced stiff competition for the full-back spot from Jeff Hall and Ken Green.

Following Jeff's untimely death from polio, he became a regular in the side; and was part of the team that reached the 1960 and 1961 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Finals against Barcelona and AS Roma respectively.  

He left Blues in January 1962 to join Bournemouth, having made 145 appearances.

brian was at Dene Court for three years, where he made 132 league appearances for the Cherries before ending his playing career in 1965.

He later worked as a scout for Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

RIP Brian Farmer 
29 July 1933 - 1 June 2014