Alf Messer

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Alf Messer
Personal information
Full name Alfred Thomas Messer
Date of birth (1900-03-08)8 March 1900
Place of birth Deptford, England
Date of death 1947 (aged 46–47)
Playing position Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–? Sutton Town ? (?)
?–? Mansfield Town ? (?)
1922 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1923–1929 Reading 271 (18)
1930–1931 Tottenham Hotspur 51 (2)
1934–1935 Bournemouth & Boscombe 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfred Thomas Messer (8 March 1900 – 1947) was an English professional footballer who played for Sutton Town, Mansfield Town, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth.[1]

Football career[edit]

Messer played non League football at Sutton Town before joining Mansfield Town. In 1922 he joined Nottingham Forest but left the club without playing a senior match. The centre half signed for Reading in 1923 and went on to feature in 271 matches and scored 18 goals between 1923–29. Messer signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 1930 and played in 52 games and found the net twice in all competitions.[2] On leaving White Hart Lane he joined Bournemouth & Boscombe where he made a further 10 appearances and where he finally ending his playing career.


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 182. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 1 December 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite