Geoff Fox (footballer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Geoff Fox
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-01-19)19 January 1925
Place of birth Bristol, England
Date of death 1 January 1994(1994-01-01) (aged 68)
Place of death Worcester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
????–1942 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1942–1944 Ipswich Town 0 (0)
1944–1945 Bristol City 0 (0)
1945–1947 Ipswich Town 11 (1)
1947–1955 Bristol Rovers 274 (2)
1955–1957 Swindon Town 48 (0)
1957–???? Pucklechurch
Total 333 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Geoffrey R. 'Geoff' Fox (19 January 1925 – 1 January 1994) was a professional footballer who played as a full back in The Football League for Ipswich Town, Bristol Rovers and Swindon Town.

Career[edit]

Born in Bristol in 1925, Fox played schoolboy football for Bristol City but the outbreak of World War II in 1939 meant that his entry into the professional game was delayed, with League football suspended during the hostilities. He played wartime football as an amateur for Ipswich Town and Bristol City, before signing his first professional contract with Ipswich following the war. After making eleven League appearances for Ipswich, scoring once, Fox returned to his home town with Bristol Rovers in 1955. He remained with The Pirates for eight years, playing in 274 League games during that spell and scoring twice. After two years with Swindon Town between 1955 and 1957, Fox retired from professional football and joined non-league team Pucklechurch as a player-coach.

Fox was also a keen cricketer, playing Minor County cricket for Suffolk, and was on the groundstaff of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club from 1952 until 1954. In later life Fox worked as a salesman for the Harris paint brush company until retiring in 1990. He died of a Myocardial infarction on New Year's Day 1994 while playing golf.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bristol Rovers[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division Three South Champions". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  • Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 87. ISBN 0-9524835-0-5. 
  • Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club - The Definitive History 1883-2003. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-2717-2.