Albert Bloxham

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Albert Bloxham
Personal information
Full name Albert Bloxham
Date of birth (1905-11-26)26 November 1905
Place of birth Solihull, England
Date of death 29 August 1996(1996-08-29) (aged 90)
Place of death Crawley, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925–192x Overton-on-Dee ? (?)
192x–1926 Oswestry Town ? (?)
1926–1927 Torquay United ? (?)
1927–1928 Birmingham 3 (1)
1928 Rhyl Athletic ? (?)
1928 Chesterfield 7 (1)
1928–1929 Raith Rovers ? (?)
1929–1931 Yeovil & Petters United ? (?)
1931–1933 Millwall 70 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Albert Bloxham (26 November 1905 – 29 August 1996) was an English professional footballer who scored 13 goals in 80 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Chesterfield and Millwall.[1] He played as an outside right.

Bloxham was born in Solihull, then part of Warwickshire. He began his football career with Overton-on-Dee while working as an office clerk, then played for Oswestry Town and for Torquay United in the 1926–27 season[2] when they won the Southern League title.[3] Bloxham himself moved on to First Division club Birmingham in March 1927.[2] He made his Football League debut on 8 October 1927, deputising for Benny Bond in a home game against Sheffield Wednesday which Birmingham won 3–2. He scored in the next game, but Bond then returned to the starting eleven.[4]

Unable to gain a regular first-team place, he moved on to Rhyl Athletic, then back to the Football League for a few months with Chesterfield, and then to Scotland where he spent the 1928–29 season with Raith Rovers as they were relegated from the First Division of the Scottish Football League.[2][5] Bloxham then returned to England for two seasons with Yeovil & Petters United in the Southern and Western Leagues before joining Millwall of the Football League Second Division.[2][6] With Millwall he played regularly for two seasons, scoring 11 goals in 70 league matches, before retiring from the game in 1933.[2]

Bloxham died in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1996 at the age of 90.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 29. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Torquay United". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Archived from the original on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 170.
  5. ^ Ross, James M. (3 January 2007). "Scotland – List of Divisional Movements". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 27 April 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil & Petters United". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Basson, Stuart. "Chesterfield FC: Football League players, 1921 to 2008" (XLS). Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 9 April 2009.