Cyril Trigg

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Cyril Trigg
Personal information
Full name Cyril Trigg
Date of birth (1917-04-08)8 April 1917
Place of birth Measham, England
Date of death 9 April 1993(1993-04-09) (aged 76)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Full back / Centre forward
Youth career
Binley Welfare
Bedworth Town
1935 Birmingham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1954 Birmingham City 268 (67)
1954–1957 Stourbridge
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cyril Trigg (8 April 1917 – 9 April 1993)[1] was an English professional footballer who made 268 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City.[2]

Trigg was born in Measham, Leicestershire. He spent the whole of his League career – nineteen years – at Birmingham City for whom he made 291 appearances and scored 72 goals in all competitions. The Second World War started when he was 22 years old, so his career was severely disrupted by the conflict, in which he served in the Royal Air Force in India and Burma.[1] He also appeared as a guest player for West Ham United in World War II.[3] He was twice Birmingham's leading scorer, firstly in the 1946–47 season, despite playing a third of his matches at right-back,[4] and again in the 1950–51 season, by which time he was exclusively a centre forward.[5]

He moved to Stourbridge F.C. in 1954 as player-coach, and retired in 1957. He died in Birmingham aged 76.[1]

Honours[edit]

with Birmingham City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Hogg, Tony (1995). West Ham Who's Who. London: Independent UK Sports publications. p. 223. ISBN 1-899429-01-8. 
  4. ^ Matthews (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. p. 182. 
  5. ^ Matthews (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. p. 186.