Brian Clough Biography
(English Football Manager and Player Who Played as a Striker)
Birthday: March 21, 1935 (Aries)
Born In: Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Brian Clough was an English football player and manager who played as a striker for the Middlesbrough and Sunderland football clubs of the English Football League before sustaining a career-ending injury. He scored 251 goals from 274 starts, boasting of the highest goals-per-game ratio of 0.916 among players with over 200 goals in the English leagues. As a manager, he had a long and successful partnership with Peter Taylor, his friend and assistant manager, and the two particularly took Derby County and Nottingham Forest to new heights. With Taylor, he helped Derby win Second Division Championship and First Division Championship once each, and led Forest to First Division Championship once, and twice each of League Cup and European Cup. He also won two more League Cups with Forest after Taylor's retirement, and took them to the FA Cup final once. Despite his outspoken and often controversial attitude, he is regarded as one of the greatest English football managers even though he never managed the national team.