George Briggs (footballer)
|Full name||George Richard Briggs|
|Date of birth||3 May 1903|
|Place of birth||Wombwell, Barnsley, England|
|Date of death||Deceased|
|Place of death||Yorkshire, England|
|Height||5 ft 6½ in (1.69 m)|
|Playing position||Forward / Outside right|
|Mitchell's Main Colliery|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
George Richard Briggs (born 3 May 1903, deceased) was an English professional footballer, born in Wombwell, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, who played as a forward or outside right for Birmingham and Plymouth Argyle.
Formerly a coal-miner, Briggs joined First Division Birmingham from Midland League Denaby United in December 1923. In 1924–25, his first full season at the club, he was joint top scorer. He was used in all forward positions before settling as an outside-right, the position in which he played in the 1931 FA Cup Final defeat. In all he made 324 appearances for Birmingham and scored 107 goals, which ranks him fourth in the club's all-time top scorers table.
In 1933 he moved to Plymouth Argyle where he spent three seasons. He died in his native Yorkshire.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
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