Billy Delves

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Billy Delves
Personal information
Full name William Delves
Date of birth 1870
Place of birth Wolstanton, England
Date of death 1908 (aged 37–38)
Playing position Half-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1891–1893 Burslem Port Vale 3 (0)
Total 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Delves (1870 – 1908) was an English footballer who played at half-back for Burslem Port Vale between 1891 and 1893.

Playing career[edit]

Delves joined Burslem Port Vale in the summer of 1891, and made his debut at a friendly game at Newton Heath on 1 September 1891 – the match was abandoned with Vale down 2–1.[1] Despite being a half-back, he played in goal for the Football League record 10–0 demolishing by Sheffield United at the Athletic Ground on 10 December 1892.[1] With that most dubious honour and one Midland League, one friendly and two Football League appearances to his name, he was released at the end of the season.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Billy Delves profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1891–92 Midland League 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
1892–93 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 82. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.