Fergus Hunt

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Fergus Hunt
Personal information
Full name Fergus Hunt
Date of birth 1876
Place of birth Masbrough, South Yorkshire, England
Date of death 1953
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Mexborough
1893–1894 Middlesbrough Ironopolis
1895–1897 Darwen 57 (27)
1897–1900 Woolwich Arsenal 69 (28)
1900–1902 West Ham United 42 (9)
1902 Woolwich Arsenal 3 (1)
1903–1905 Fulham 21 (3)
Burton United
Shildon
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fergus Hunt (born 1876) was an English footballer, who played as a striker or right-Winger.

Club career[edit]

After beginning his career with Mexborough and Middlesbrough Ironopolis, Hunt joined Darwen after taking a season out of football.

Hunt joined Woolwich Arsenal in May 1897, becoming a key player for the club after scoring 30 goals in all competitions in his first two seasons at the club, holding the accolade of the club's top scorer in his first two seasons at the club.[1][2]

In 1900, Hunt joined West Ham United as Arnold Hills began to assemble his new club, a continuation of Thames Ironworks, and no fewer than six players were bought into the club alongside him. On 1 September 1900, Hunt scored on his debut against Gravesend United in a 7–0 victory.[3]

Following a spell with Shildon, Hunt retired from football in 1907.

Personal life[edit]

Hunt's birth year is disputed, with multiple sources giving his birth year as 1874, 1875 or 1876.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fergus Hunt, an Arsenal man with a missing history". The History of Arsenal. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Fergus Hunt". Spartacus Educational. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Early Years 1900 - 1902 ... Player Pen Pictures and Autographs". They Fly So High. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  • Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony, ed. Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 1-899429-03-4.