David Skea

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David Skea
Personal information
Full name David Frederick Skea
Date of birth February 1871
Place of birth Arbroath, Scotland
Date of death c. 1950 (aged 78–79)
Place of death Scotland
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1892 Aston Villa 1 (1[1])
Dundee Thistle
1893 Darwen 1 (0)
1893–1894 Bury 1 (0[1])
1894–1896 Leicester Fosse 45 (28)
1896 Swindon Town 6 (5[2])
1896–1898 New Brompton 25 (9[3])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

David Frederick Skea (February 1871 – c. 1950)[4] was a Scottish footballer.

Football career[edit]

He began his career with his hometown club, Arbroath, before joining Aston Villa, where he made just one appearance in The Football League.[1][4] After a spell back in Scotland with Dundee Thistle, he moved to Darwen, where again he was restricted to a single Football League game[1] before a move to Bury of the Lancashire League.[1]

In 1894 he joined Leicester Fosse, where he spent two seasons as a regular in the team, making 45 League appearances and scoring 28 goals.[1] In the 1894–95 season, he was the top scorer in the Football League Second Division.[5]

After leaving Filbert Street, he played for Swindon Town and New Brompton of the Southern League.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Soccerdata. p. 239. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ "David Skea: Playing record". Swindon Town FC. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  3. ^ Brown, Tony (2003). The Definitive Gillingham F.C.: A Complete Record. Soccerdata. p. 129. ISBN 1-899468-20-X.
  4. ^ a b "Skea, David Frederick". Aston Villa Player Database. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  5. ^ Ross, James M. "English League Leading Goalscorers – Football League Div 1 & 2 Leading Goalscorers 1889-1915". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 16 November 2013.