Charles Izon

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Charles Izon
Personal information
Full name Charles John Izon
Date of birth 1870
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Old Hill Wanderers
Halesowen
1893–1897 Small Heath 25 (8)
1897–???? Walsall 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles John Izon (1870 – after 1897) was an English professional footballer who made 32 appearances in the Football League playing for Small Heath and Walsall.[1]

Izon was born in Stourbridge, Worcestershire. His forward play with Old Hill Wanderers and Halesowen earned him a good reputation, and there was strong competition in the Birmingham area for his signature. He joined Second Division champions Small Heath in September 1893,[2] and made his debut in the Football League on 16 September, scoring a hat-trick in a 4–0 win at home to Walsall Town Swifts. Izon played his part in the club finishing in runners-up spot, but was unable to displace the prolific Frank Mobley or Fred Wheldon, and played only 26 games in three-and-a-half years.[3] He moved on to Walsall in January 1897.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 136. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, pp. 142–144.