Brian Garvey
Personal information
Date of birth (1937-07-03) 3 July 1937 (age 86)
Place of birth Hull, England
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Hull City 232 (3)
1965–1970 Watford 180 (2)
1970–1972 Colchester United 77 (1)
1972–1973 Bedford Town
1973–1974 Romford 3 (0)
Managerial career
1972–1973 Bedford Town
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Brian Garvey (born 3 July 1937) is an English former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League.


Born in Kingston upon Hull, Garvey joined his hometown club Hull City in 1957, making over 200 league appearances. He joined Watford in 1965 making just under 200 league appearances and helped the team win the Third Division championship in 1969. He moved to his final club Colchester United in 1970, assisting the U's to a Watney Cup win in 1971.[1] He left Colchester in 1972, and went on to play for non-league clubs Bedford Town (where he was player-manager until March 1973)[2] and Romford.[3]

After retiring, Garvey had spells coaching at Wolves and Arsenal. He then emigrated to Melbourne in the 1980s and became the coach of power club[4] Heidelberg United in the NSL from 1984 to 1988. After retiring from coaching Garvey was employed as a security guard.[3][5]



Colchester United[7]


  1. ^ "Brian Garvey". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  2. ^ Managers and Coaches, 1945-82 Bedford Old Eagles
  3. ^ a b "Colchester United – Where Are They Now?". Where Are They Now?. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  4. ^[full citation needed][permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 93. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.
  6. ^ "Tier Three (League One) Honours".
  7. ^ "Watney Cup Honours".