David Black (centre forward)

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David Black
Personal information
Full name David Black
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1894–1895 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1895–1896 Burslem Port Vale 7 (1)
Total 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Black was a British footballer who played at centre-forward.

Playing career[edit]

Black played for Blackburn Rovers, before joining Burslem Port Vale in October 1895.[1] On 19 October, he made his debut in a heavy 8–2 defeat to Darwen.[1] He scored his first goal for the club two days later, in a 5–4 victory over Liverpool at the Athletic Ground.[1] However after seven Second Division and two FA Cup appearances the club declared him to be "a stone too heavy" and so he left by mutual consent in January 1896 and headed for Scotland.[1]


  • Sourced from David Black profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1895–96 Second Division 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
Total 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1


  1. ^ a b c d Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 32. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.