Bob Gregg

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Bob Gregg
Personal information
Full name Robert Edmond Gregg
Date of birth (1904-02-04)4 February 1904
Place of birth Ferryhill, England
Date of death 1991 (aged 86–87)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Ferryhill Athletic
Cornford Juniors
Spennymoor United
Chilton Colliery Recreation Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1926–1928 Darlington 40 (21)
1928–1931 Sheffield Wednesday 37 (7)
1931–1933 Birmingham 66 (11)
1933–1938 Chelsea 48 (5)
1938–1940 Boston United
1940–1944 Sligo Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Edmond Gregg (4 February 1904 – 1991) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward. He played for Darlington, Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham and Chelsea in the Football League, making nearly 200 appearances in total.[1]

Having scored at a goal every two games for Darlington,[1] Gregg joined Sheffield Wednesday before the 1928–29 season, and contributed to them winning that year's First Division championship. The following season, he lost his place to the high-scoring Harry Burgess, and in January 1931 he joined Birmingham for a fee of £2,200. He played his part in that season's FA Cup campaign, and "scored" a goal in the 1931 FA Cup Final which was disallowed for offside. He moved on to Chelsea in September 1933 for a fee of £1,500, finishing his career with Boston United in the Midland League and with Sligo Rovers in Ireland during the Second World War.[2]

Gregg also made 1 WW2 Guest appearance for Clapton Orient on 26 August 1944, played at Fratton Park against Portsmouth, a 5-1 defeat, before a 10 000 crowd. a report on the match in a local Portsmouth paper stated that Gregg had a shot on six minutes which was saved by the Pompey goalkeeper Harry Walker. In November 1945 he was stationed at the Colchester Garrison and he made 3 appearances for then Southern League side Colchester United, his debut came at the age of 41 years and 272 days in the FA Cup against Wisbech Town. Gregg died in Hounslow, London during May 1991, aged 87. Source: Neilson N. Kaufman, honorary historian, Leyton Orient FC.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 107. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.