- 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).
Sprigg was born in Smethwick, then in Staffordshire. He played local football before joining Birmingham in November 1912. 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, 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.
A. ^ Joyce calls him Spriggs (with a final "s"), as opposed to Matthews' Sprigg (without). The Matthews version is consistent with contemporary newspaper match reports and with the register of births.
- ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 247. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
- ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 126. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- ^ Matthews, p. 159.
- ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. Office for National Statistics. http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?cite=L5rwLBUJi5S2McvLUt0JUQ&scan=1. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
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