TaylorGeoff TAYLOR


Full nameGeoffrey Arthur Taylor
BornJan 22, 1923
Kessingland, ENGLAND
DeadJul 20, 2007 (84 years old)
Size1.76 m
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion1949
Bristol CityBristol City1951
Norwich CityNorwich City
Lincoln CityLincoln City
Boston UnitedBoston United
Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton & Hove Albion
Bristol CityBristol City
Queens Park RangersQueens Park Rangers
Geoffrey Taylor was an English-born attacker, and he started his professional career with Norwich in 1946. Over three seasons, he would play for several English clubs, with spells at Reading, Lincoln City, Boston United and Brighton. In 1949, he would be recruited by Stade Rennais, who had previously already had several British players in the team. Often deployed as a left- or right-winger, he struggled to make a place in the starting line-up his own. He made 22 appearances in his first season in Red and Black, scoring five goals in the process, and only played in 12 matches in the second year at the club, with three goals to his name, all of them coming in a hat-trick against Nice on Matchday 2 of the First Division Championship. He left Rennes at the end of the 1951/1952 season to return to England, signing for Bristol Rovers. He went to play for Saint Gallen in Switzerland, and then for Queens Park Rangers back home in his native country. Having hung up his boots, he would go on to a role in football management in Switzerland, and then in Germany, where he coached several minor clubs.