Charlie Bosbury

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Charlie Bosbury
Personal information
Full name Charles Edwin Bosbury
Date of birth (1897-12-05)5 December 1897
Place of birth Newhaven, England
Date of death 14 July 1929(1929-07-14) (aged 31)
Place of death Lincoln, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1914–19xx Pemberton Billings
1921–1922 Southampton 0 (0)
1922–1925 Birmingham 15 (0)
1925–1926 Preston North End 2 (0)
1926–1929 Lincoln City 85 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Edwin Bosbury (5 December 1897 – 14 July 1929) was an English professional footballer who made more than 100 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Preston North End and Lincoln City.[2] He played as an outside right.

Football career[edit]

Bosbury was born in Newhaven, East Sussex. He joined Southampton in 1921, but did not appear for the first team before he moved on to First Division club Birmingham the following year. A tall, strongly built man with a talent for sprinting,[3] Bosbury made his debut on 11 November 1922 in a 1–1 draw at Cardiff City. He played 15 times in the 1922–23 season, but lost his place to Bill Harvey[4] and never regained it. In the 1925 close season he joined Preston North End,[3] but played only twice in a year before moving on again, this time to Lincoln City.[2] Described as able to "beat a man and centre on the run ... capable of cutting in and shooting with deadly effect", Bosbury scored 33 goals in 94 league and FA Cup games in two-and-a-half years with Lincoln. He played his final game for the club in January 1929, despite feeling unwell. Diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis, he died a few months later in Lincoln aged only 31.[5]


  1. ^ Official Football Programme. Programme Syndicate for Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C. 23 December 1922. p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 165.
  5. ^ "Charlie Bosbury". The Lincoln City Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 31 March 2009.