Charles Sprigg


Charles Sprigg
Charles Sprigg
Personal information
Full name Charles Sprigg
Date of birth 1889
Place of birth Smethwick, England
Date of death 1969
Place of death Birmingham, United Kingdom
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
79 Smethwick Centaur ? (?)
Bilston United ? (?)
1912–1913 Birmingham 5 (0)
1913–1914 Redditch Town ? (?)
1914–1915 Birmingham 9 (0)
1915–19xx Moor Green ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles Sprigg[A] (1889 – after 1914) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham. He played as an outside left.[1]

Sprigg was born in Smethwick, then in Staffordshire. He played local football before joining Birmingham in November 1912.[2] He made his debut in the Second Division on 28 December 1912, in a home game against Bradford which finished as a 1–1 draw. He played in the next four games,[3] and then left the club, only to return in 1914 having spent the intervening period playing for Redditch Town. He played nine more games before the First World War put a stop to the Football League. In 1915 he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.[2]

Notes

A. ^ Joyce[1] calls him Spriggs (with a final "s"), as opposed to Matthews' Sprigg (without).[2] The Matthews version is consistent with contemporary newspaper match reports and with the register of births.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 247. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 159.
  4. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. Office for National Statistics. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=L5rwLBUJi5S2McvLUt0JUQ&scan=1. Retrieved May 18, 2009.