Dickie Dale (footballer)

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Dickie Dale
Personal information
Full name Richard Armstrong Dale
Date of birth 21 March 1896
Place of birth Willington, County Durham, England
Date of death 1970 (aged 73–74)[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Tow Law Town
North Walbottle
Stanley United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1928 Birmingham 146 (0)
1928–1931 West Bromwich Albion 19 (0)
1931–1932 Tranmere Rovers 7 (0)
1932–193? Crook Town
193?–1938 Tow Law Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Armstrong Dale (21 March 1896 – 1970) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half. Born in Willington, County Durham, Dale played 146 games in the First Division of the Football League for Birmingham before moving on to West Bromwich Albion and Tranmere Rovers. He finished his career back in his native north-east of England, in non-League football with Crook Town and Tow Law Town. He died at the age of about 74.[3]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Blues" News. The Official Programme of Birmingham Football Club, Ltd. Birmingham F.C. 30 August 1924. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 81. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.