Charlie Perry (English footballer)

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Charlie Perry
Personal information
Date of birth 3 January 1866
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 2 July 1927(1927-07-02) (aged 61)
Place of death West Bromwich, England
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
1884–1885 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1885–1896 West Bromwich Albion 171 (11)
National team
1890–1893 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Perry (3 January 1866 – 2 July 1927) was an English football centre-half who played for West Bromwich Albion and England.


Perry was born in West Bromwich. He joined West Bromwich Albion in March 1884 and turned professional in August 1885. He made his first team debut in the 1886 FA Cup Final against Blackburn Rovers at The Oval, a match that finished 0–0. Perry collected a runners-up medal after Albion lost 2–0 in the replay. He was on the losing side once more in the 1887 final, in a 2–0 defeat to Aston Villa. He picked up his first winner's medal in 1888 as Albion beat Preston North End 2–1, and another in the 3–0 win over Aston Villa in 1892. However, he missed the 1895 FA Cup Final due to an injury that later forced his retirement in May 1896. Perry made 219 career appearances for Albion in all competitions, scoring 16 goals. From 1896 until 1902 he served the club as a director.

His younger brother, Tom also played for West Bromwich Albion from 1890 to 1901 and made one England appearance.


West Bromwich Albion


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 176. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 

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