Bernard Fagan (born 29 January 1949) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender. Fagan is currently active in the United States as a coach.

Bernie Fagan
Personal information
Full name Bernard Fagan[1]
Date of birth (1949-01-29) 29 January 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1964–1969 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1970 Northampton Town 6 (0)
1970–1974 Scarborough ? (?)
1974–1975 Seattle Sounders 16 (0)
1975–1977 Los Angeles Aztecs 46 (2)
1977 Los Angeles Skyhawks 12 (0)
1978 Colorado Caribous
1978 Southern California Lazers 20 (0)
1979–1980 Detroit Lightning (indoor) 31 (2)
1980–1982 Portland Timbers 31 (0)
1980–1982 Portland Timbers (indoor) 30 (14)
Teams managed
1985–1988 F.C. Portland
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Born in Sunderland, Fagan began his career with the youth team of his hometown club, before making his professional debut in 1969 with Northampton Town.[2] Fagan played non-league football with Scarborough, before moving to the United States in 1974 to sign with the newly created Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League. In 1975, he began the season in Seattle but was traded to the Los Angeles Aztecs at mid-season. In 1977, he again began the season with the Aztecs but moved to the Los Angeles Skyhawks of the American Soccer League. In 1978, Fagan again began the season with one team, the Colorado Caribous of the NASL, and ended it with another, the Southern California Lazers of the American Soccer League.[3] In 1979, he moved indoors with the Detroit Lightning of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He then finished his career with the Portland Timbers of the NASL.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring as a player, Fagan became a soccer coach. From 1985 to 1988, he coached F.C. Portland in the Western Soccer Alliance. He is currently head coach of Warner Pacific College,[5] and he also runs the Bernie Fagan Soccer Camps.


  1. ^ "Bernard Fagan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ "NORTHAMPTON TOWN : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ 1978 Southern California Lazers
  4. ^ "NASL career stats". NASL Jerseys. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Bernie Fagan - Head Coach". Warner Pacific College. Archived from the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.