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21st March 2002
Happy birthday Brian!
Nottingham legend Brian Clough is 67 today. Help us celebrate his birthday by taking a look at our Cloughie picture gallery below.

But first, what is it that makes Cloughie so special?

The result of a poll, conducted by a Brian Clough website has been released, revealing his most popular quote.

Coming first with 60% of the vote: "I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one".

The second favourite concerned Manchester United's decision to pull out of the F.A Cup to play in Brazil. Clough commented: "Manchester United in Brazil? I hope they all get bloody diarrhea".

Can you think of anymore?
League matches under Brian Clough
Played 1,140
Won 505
Lost 344
Drawn 291
Goals for 1,678
Goals against 1,298
Brian Clough
Brian in his early days for Middlesborough in which he scored 204 goals in 222 appearances.

Brian Clough
After an injury ended his playing career, Brian had a spell at Hartlepoole before taking over at Derby County.

Brian Clough
A hero's welcome. Brian Clough guides the Rams to the Division one title in the 1971-72 season, assisted by Peter Taylor.

Newspaper headline
Clough and Taylor walked out on Derby in protest against the directors. Cloughie took over at Brighton, before moving on to Leeds in which he lasted 44 days in 1974.

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor
Clough and Taylor takeover lowly Nottingham Forest in 1974. No one guessed that they'd be European champions within five years.

John Robertson and Brian Clough
Cloughie guides Forest to the league title and two European cups. John Robertson was a key player in his squad.

Brian Clough and Robin Hood statue
Cloughie pictured with Nottingham's other local hero.

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Brian comes out of the City Ground tunnel for the last time in 1993.

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Forest fail to beat Sheffield United, condemning themselves to division one. Cloughie retires.

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Brian is now enjoying retirement watching son Nigel's team Burton Albion.

The poll was conducted by

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