Billy Malpass

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Billy Malpass
Personal information
Full name William Malpass[1]
Date of birth 5 March 1867[1]
Place of birth Wednesbury, England[1]
Date of death 1939 (aged 71–72)[1]
Position(s) Centre Half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1890–1891 Wednesbury Old Athletic
1891–1899 Wolverhampton Wanderers 133 (6)
Total 133 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Malpass (5 March 1867 – 1939) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers.[1][2] Famous musical composer and Wolves supporter Edward Elgar wrote one of the first football chants "He Banged The Leather for Goal" in honor of Malpass.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Billy Malpass at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  3. ^ "Sir Edward Elgar wrote football chant along with his classical music". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 August 2019.