Tony Brien

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Tony Brien
Personal information
Full name Tony Brien
Date of birth 10 February 1969
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Leicester City 16 (1)
1988–1994 Chesterfield 204 (8)
1993–1995 Rotherham United 43 (2)
1995–1996 West Bromwich Albion 2 (0)
1995–1996 Mansfield Town (loan) 4 (0)
1995–1996 Chester City (loan) 8 (0)
1996–1998 Hull City 47 (1)
1998 Stalybridge Celtic ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony Brien (born 10 February 1969 in Dublin, Ireland) was a footballer who played in the Football League for Leicester City, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, West Bromwich Albion, Mansfield Town, Chester City and Hull City.[1]

In January 2017, amid the United Kingdom football sexual abuse scandal, Brien alleged abuse by former Leicester City scout Ted Langford in the 1980s;[2][3] more detail emerged in September 2017, implicating former Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor in an alleged cover-up of the abuse.[4]


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  2. ^ Reed, Jim; Ray, Louis Lee (30 January 2017). "Aston Villa did not report abusive scout to police". BBC News. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Football child sex abuse: Tony Brien describes ordeal". BBC News. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Daniel (13 September 2017). "Graham Taylor involved in sexual abuse cover-up at Aston Villa, inquiry told". Guardian. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 

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