British football player, Geoff Scott, Died at 61

Geoffrey Samuel Scott was born on October 31, 1956, in Birmingham and died on October 17, 2018.

He was an English former professional footballer.

Geoff Scott made over 176 appearances in the Football League playing for Stoke City, Leicester City, Birmingham City, Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Northampton Town and Cambridge United.

Scott played as a defender. He started his career with Aston Vill.

Geoff Scott did not qualify a professional contract with Villa and played non-league football for Kings Heath, Solihull Borough and Highgate United before joining Stoke City in 1977.

Geoff Scott made his Football League debut on 22 October 1977 as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers.

Geoff Scott was also a player for Stoke, making 78 league appearances in two-and-a-half years, and was part of the side that gained promotion to the First Division in the 1978–79 season.

Scott participated in 16 First Division games before signing for Leicester City as the replacement for Dennis Rofe who had recently joined Chelsea.

He stayed at Leicester for 2 years and was part of the side that won the Second Division title in the 1979–80 season.

Scott took part in 39 league games, in the last of which he scored an own goal to the benefit of opponents Birmingham City for whom he signed directly afterward.

He remained at Birmingham only a few months, then played for Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough, Northampton Town, and Cambridge United, where his League career ended because of injury.

He returned to the Birmingham area and played for Solihull Borough, Moor Green, and Highgate United, becoming player-manager of the latter club in the 1988–89 season.

Following his retirement, Scott took a degree in business studies and worked in the telecommunications industry.

Scott returned to football when he was appointed a secretary of the Stoke City Old Boys Association, and became chief executive of Xpro, an organization supporting the health and welfare of former professional footballers.

He suffered from cancer in his later years.

Scott passed away at 61 years old.


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