Pat Glover

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Pat Glover
Personal information
Full name Ernest Matthew Glover
Date of birth (1910-09-09)9 September 1910
Place of birth Swansea, Wales
Date of death 9 September 1971(1971-09-09) (aged 61)
Place of death Tamerton Foliot, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1929 Swansea Town 0 (0)
1929–1939 Grimsby Town 227 (180)
1939–1940 Plymouth Argyle 3 (1)
National team
1931–1939 Wales 7 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ernest Matthew "Pat" Glover (9 September 1910 – 9 September 1971) was a Welsh international footballer who played as a centre forward. He played in the Football League for Grimsby Town and Plymouth Argyle, and was capped seven times by the Wales national team.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Swansea, Glover began playing football for The Forward Movement, a church group set up to support poor and working-class people.[1][2] He joined Football League club Swansea Town in 1928, but failed to make a league appearance before moving to Grimsby Town the following year.[1] Over the next decade, Glover scored 180 league goals in 227 games for Grimsby,[1] and won seven international caps for Wales, scoring seven goals.[2] He was the leading goalscorer in the Second Division for the 1933–34 season with 42,[3] and also received a Second Division winners medal at the end of the campaign as Grimsby were promoted to the First Division. Glover remains Grimsby's all-time highest scorer.[4]

Glover was transferred to Second Division club Plymouth Argyle in 1939, along with team-mate Cyril Lewis, and made three appearances at the start of the 1939–40 season before it was abandoned due to the Second World War.[2][5] He continued to play for the club in the South West Regional League until January 1940, scoring five goals in six matches, and played for Wales in a wartime international before joining the Police War Reserve.[2][5] Glover became a publican in Tamerton Foliot in 1945,[2][5] and continued to live there until his death on 9 September 1971, which was his 61st birthday.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 101. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Pat Glover". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Ross, James M. (15 July 2011). "English League Leading Goalscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Legends – Ron Rafferty". Grimsby Town F.C. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle: A Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-907969-40-2. 

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