Trevor Senior



Years at the club: 1983-87 / 1988-92
Date of birth: 28/11/1961
Birth place: Dorchester
Position: Forward
Appearances: 362
Goals: 190
Clubs: Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Watford
Honours: Fourth Division Award 1983/84. Third Division Award 1984/85. Reading FC Player of the Year 1988/89

Senior started his career at Dorchester. He joined Portsmouth in 1981 for £35,000, and then (after a loan spell with Aldershot) moved to Reading where he scored 184 goals in 362 league and cup appearances in two spells between 1983 and 1992. In season 1983-84, when Reading won promotion from the Fourth Division, Senior was top scorer in all 4 divisions of the Football League with 36 goals and a total of 41 in all competitions. Two years later he scored 27 times in the Third Division campaign as Reading won another promotion, this time as champions of their division.

In March 1988 Senior signed for Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day for a fee of £200,000 from Watford, where he had moved in July 1987. After making 32 appearances and scoring only four goals, Senior moved back to Reading in October 1988. Despite his time on Teesside being seen generally as a disappointment, Senior was instrumental in Boro's promotion in May 1988 after scoring two important goals in the play-offs.

After he left Reading for a second time in 1992, and making his last Football League appearance at the age of 30, Senior spent a season with non-league Woking, and then a short spell at Dorchester Town before signing in November 1993 for Farnborough Town. The following season he became manager of Weymouth and subsequently during 1995–96 had another spell at Farnborough. His last job was manager of Bridgwater Town in the Western Football League, before joining Dorchester, and becoming the Under 18's manager. His last game as U-18's manager was in May 2008

Senior was appointed manager of Western League Division One Bridport 15 June 2009.

(AS at 2013)

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Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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