Tot Pike

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Tot Pike
Personal information
Full name Theophilus Enos Pike
Date of birth (1907-03-25)25 March 1907
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Date of death 26 October 1967(1967-10-26) (aged 60)
Place of death Bury St Edmunds, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Sunderland Co-op Wednesday ? (?)
1925–1927 Fulham 3 (0)
1927–1928 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 16 (3)
1928–1930 Birmingham 15 (4)
1930–1933 Southend United 69 (19)
1933–1935 Norwich City 20 (7)
1935–1937 Bury Town ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Theophilus Enos "Tot" Pike (25 March 1907 – 26 October 1967) was an English professional footballer who scored 33 goals in 123 appearances in the Football League playing for Fulham, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, Birmingham, Southend United and Norwich City.[1] He played as a left-sided forward.

Pike was born in Sunderland. He began his football career with Sunderland Co-op Wednesday and had an unsuccessful trial with Southend United before joining Fulham of the Football League Second Division in 1925.[1][2] He played only three games for the club before moving on to Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and then to Birmingham. Pike was prone to injury, and missed the whole of the 1929–30 season before leaving Birmingham for Southend. In three seasons Pike played 72 games in all competitions and scored 20 goals.[3] His last club in the Football League was Norwich City, after which he had two years as player-coach of Bury Town in the Eastern Counties League.[2][4] He later coached for the local Football Associations in East Anglia, and after the Second World War became a publican;[2] in the 1950s he was licensee of the Star at Thetford.[5]

Pike died in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in 1967 at the age of 60.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 208. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Tot Pike". Southend United Database. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bury Town". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 26 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Star Inn Thetford". Norfolk Public Houses. Retrieved 26 March 2009.