Dan Tremelling

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Dan Tremelling
Personal information
Full name Richard Daniel Tremelling
Date of birth (1897-11-12)12 November 1897
Place of birth Newhall, Derbyshire,[1] England
Date of death 15 August 1978(1978-08-15) (aged 80)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 9 14 in (1.76 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Langwith Colliery Junction Wagon Works
Shirebrook Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Mansfield Town
1918–1919 Lincoln City 0 (0)
1919–1932 Birmingham 382 (0)
1932–1936 Bury 57 (0)
Total 439 (0)
National team
1927 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Daniel "Dan" Tremelling (12 November 1897 – 15 August 1978) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[3] He made nearly 450 appearances in the Football League for Birmingham and Bury,[1] including more than 300 in the First Division, and was capped for England.

His younger brother, Billy, played for Blackpool and Preston North End as a defender.

Playing career[edit]

Tremelling was born in Newhall, Derbyshire.[1] He first played for his local team, Langwith Colliery Junction Wagon Works, as a full back, but went in goal when they were hit by injuries.[3] He played for Mansfield Town,[1] and appeared for Lincoln City in wartime competition,[4] but moved to Birmingham before league football resumed after the First World War. He went straight in as first choice goalkeeper, and remained so for eleven seasons, until Harry Hibbs took over in the 1929–30 season. He won his only full cap for England on 28 November 1927, a 2–1 defeat to Wales played at Turf Moor, Burnley. He moved to Bury in May 1932, but returned to Birmingham in June 1936 as assistant trainer, a position which he held for five years.[3]

After retiring from football he went into the licensed trade. He died in Birmingham aged 80.[3]




  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 262. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Blues" News. The Official Programme of Birmingham Football Club, Ltd. Birmingham F.C. 30 August 1924. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  4. ^ "Dan Tremelling". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

Dan Tremelling England profile at Englandstats