Billy Agnew

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Billy Agnew
Personal information
Full name William Agnew[1]
Date of birth (1898-01-09)9 January 1898[1]
Place of birth Pollokshaws, Scotland[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Pollok
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ayr United
Falkirk
1921–1923 Port Vale 42 (6)
1923–1925 Arthurlie
1925–1927 Luton Town 35 (8)
Total 77+ (14+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Agnew (9 January 1898 – ?) was a Scottish footballer who played as a forward for Pollok, Ayr United, Falkirk, Port Vale, Arthurlie, and Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

Agnew played for Pollok, Ayr United and Falkirk, before moving down to England to sign with Port Vale in September 1921.[1] He hit a total of five goals in 31 appearances in the 1921–22 season, and scored his first goal in the Second Division on 29 October, in a 1–0 win at South Shields.[1] However, he was used more sparingly the next season, and scored just one goal in 11 games.[1] After undergoing cartilage operations in the spring of 1923 he was released from his contract at The Old Recreation Ground.[1] He moved on to Arthurlie of the Scottish Third Division, and then returned to the Football League to play for Luton Town.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Billy Agnew profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1921–22 Second Division 31 5 0 0 31 5
1922–23 Second Division 11 1 1 0 12 1
Total 42 6 1 0 43 6
Luton Town 1925–26 Third Division South 23 8 0 0 23 8
1926–27 Third Division South 12 0 1 0 13 0
Total 35 8 1 0 36 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 4. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.