Charlie Scrimshaw

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Charlie Scrimshaw
Personal information
Full name Charles Thomas Scrimshaw[1]
Date of birth 3 April 1909
Place of birth Derby, England[1]
Date of death 4 June 1973(1973-06-04) (aged 64)[1]
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hebden Bridge
1929–1938 Stoke City 124 (0)
1938–1939 Middlesbrough 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Charles Thomas Scrimshaw (3 April 1909 – 4 June 1973) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Middlesbrough and Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Scrimshaw was born in Derby and began his career playing amateur football with Hebden Bridge before joining Stoke City in 1929 as a 20-year-old.[1] He played a regular role in the club's reserve side in the Central League only appearing for the first team as a replacement for an injured player.[1] In fact it took Scrimshaw six years before he forced his way into the starting eleven mainly due to long serving full back Bob McGrory becoming Stoke's manager.[1] Scrimshaw was seen as his replacement and he played in all the club's 47 fixtures in the 1935–36 season and only missed one match in 1936–37.

However, he could not maintain his place in the side and it was decided that he should leave for regular football. He joined Middlesbrough in October 1938, but only managed nine appearances due to injury.[1] World War II interrupted league football and during the war leagues Scrimshaw returned to play for Stoke. He also played eight games as a guest at Port Vale, and also guested for Portsmouth.[2] After the war ended and league football resumed Scrimshaw did not continue his footballing career.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Charlie Scrimshaw profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1929–30 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1930–31 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
1931–32 Second Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
1932–33 Second Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
1933–34 First Division 8 0 2 0 10 0
1934–35 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1935–36 First Division 42 0 5 0 47 0
1936–37 First Division 41 0 1 0 42 0
1937–38 First Division 21 0 0 0 21 0
1938–39 First Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 124 0 8 0 132 0
Middlesbrough 1938–39 First Division 9 0 0 0 9 0
Career Total 133 0 8 0 141 0

Honours[edit]

Stoke City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 261. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.