Brian Tinnion

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23 February 1968

Position: Midfielder
Nationality: English
Born: 23/02/1968

Club legend Tinnion is in an exclusive club of just five players to have featured more than 500 times for City.

The Geordie came through the ranks of Newcastle United, where he played alongside Paul Gascoigne.

Signed in 1993 from Bradford City, Tinnion spent 12 seasons as a player at Ashton Gate, before taking over from Danny Wilson at the helm in 2004.

Tinnion scored his first goal for the club against Bristol Rovers, a penalty in front of the open end.

As a player, Tinnion's left foot was magical, like a wand. He helped the team to promotion in 1997/98 under John Ward, and lifted the 2003 LDV Vans Trophy in Cardiff.

Initially he was the club's player-manager, ironically in his testimonial year, but soon hung up his boots to concentrate full time in the role.

Inconsistency in 2005/06 saw Tinnion, in the wake of a 7-1 loss at Swansea City, agree to step aside.

He dusted off his boots to play for the likes of Aldershot and Weston-super-Mare, before moving out to Spain to run coaching courses and embark on scouting missions.

Then in 2013 Tinnion returned to Ashton Gate to head up youth recruitment in the Academy.

He was the club's Loans Manager until his new title of Player Pathway Manager in January 2021. He also works as an ambassador for City.

Appearances: 551
Goals: 42