Fred Shaw (footballer)

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Fred Shaw
Personal information
Full name Thomas Frederick Shaw
Date of birth (1909-03-27)27 March 1909
Place of birth Hucknall, England
Date of death 1994 (aged 84–85)[1]
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Annesley Colliery
Darlaston
1932–1934 Birmingham 6 (0)
1934–1937 Notts County 56 (21)
1937–1938 Mansfield Town 22 (1)
1938–19?? Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 10 (1)
Ollerton Colliery
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Frederick Shaw (27 March 1909 – 1994) was an English professional footballer who scored 23 goals in 94 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Notts County, Mansfield Town and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic.[2]

Shaw was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire. He began his football career with Annesley Colliery and also played for Darlaston before turning professional with Birmingham in October 1932.[3] Shaw made his debut in the First Division on 29 January 1934 in a 3–1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers.[4] A mobile, lightweight inside forward, Shaw did not fit into Birmingham's style of play, and enjoyed greater success when he moved to Notts County. Put straight into the starting eleven for the Second Division match at home to Swansea Town, Shaw repaid his manager with a hat-trick, becoming only the second player in Notts County history to achieve the feat on his debut.[5][6] After scoring 21 goals in 56 league games in two-and-a-half seasons, Shaw spent a season with Mansfield Town and another with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic before returning to his native Nottinghamshire on the outbreak of the Second World War.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Since 1888... The Searchable Premiership and Football League Player Database". Retrieved 30 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 235. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 176.
  5. ^ "Forte rejoins Notts". Nottingham Evening Post. 16 February 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  6. ^ "Notts' hat-trick heroes". Nottingham Evening Post. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2009.