George Briggs (footballer)

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George Briggs
Personal information
Full name George Richard Briggs
Date of birth (1903-05-03)3 May 1903
Place of birth Wombwell, Barnsley, England
Place of death Yorkshire, England
Height 5 ft 6 12 in (1.69 m)
Playing position Forward / Outside right
Youth career
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0000–1922 Ardsley Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1923 Wombwell
1923 Denaby United
1923–1933 Birmingham 298 (98)
1933–1936 Plymouth Argyle 58 (11)
1936–1937 St Austell
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Richard Briggs (3 May 1903 – after 1936) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League as a forward or outside right for Birmingham and Plymouth Argyle.

Formerly a coal-miner, Briggs joined First Division Birmingham from Midland League Denaby United in December 1923. In 1924–25, his first full season at the club, he was joint top scorer. He was used in all forward positions before settling as an outside-right, the position in which he played in the 1931 FA Cup Final defeat. In all he made 324 appearances for Birmingham and scored 107 goals, which ranks him fourth in the club's all-time top scorers table.

In 1933 he moved to Plymouth Argyle, where he spent three seasons. He died in his native Yorkshire.




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