George Crisp

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George Crisp
Personal information
Full name George Henry Crisp[1]
Date of birth (1911-06-30)30 June 1911[1]
Place of birth Pontypool, Wales[1]
Date of death 1982 (aged 70–71)[1]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Llanelli
1934–1935 Coventry City 8 (0)
Bristol Rovers
Newport County
1937–1939 Colchester United 39 (16)
Nottingham Forest
Merthyr Tydfil
Total 47 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Henry Crisp (30 June 1911 – 1982) was a Welsh footballer who played in the Football League as a winger for Coventry City. He also represented Llanelli, Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Colchester United, Nottingham Forest and Merthyr Tydfil.

Career[edit]

Crisp, born in Penrhiwceiber, began his career with Welsh club Llanelli.[1] He moved from Llanelli to Football League club Coventry City in the Third Division South in November 1933, making his debut in a 4–1 defeat to Bristol Rovers on 20 January 1934.[2] He made seven appearances in the 1933–34 season[3] and one appearance in the 1934–35 season.[4] He made his final appearance for the club in a 2–1 defeat to Newport County on 15 September 1934, moving to Bristol Rovers in July 1935.[5]

Crisp went on to appear for Bristol Rovers and later Newport County, the two clubs which he made his first and final Coventry appearances for respectively, prior to joining newly formed Southern League team Colchester United in August 1937.[1] He made his debut in Colchester's first-ever competitive match, a 3–0 away defeat to Yeovil & Petters United on 28 August 1937.[6] He scored his first goal for the club against neighbours and rivals Ipswich Town on 4 September 1937 in a 3–3 home draw.[6]

Over his two seasons with Colchester, Crisp made 39 Southern League appearances[7][8] and scored 16 goals.[9][10] He scored his final goal for Colchester on 15 April 1939 in a 2–0 away victory over Barry Town[11] and made his final appearance in a 4–2 defeat to Norwich City Reserves on 4 May 1939.[12]

After leaving Colchester, Crisp would later represent Nottingham Forest and Merthyr Tydfil. He died in 1982.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Colchester United – Player profile". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Bristol Rovers v Coventry City, 20 January 1934 – 11v11 match report". 11v11.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  3. ^ "All Coventry City players: 1934". 11v11.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  4. ^ "All Coventry City players: 1935". 11v11.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Newport County v Coventry City, 15 September 1934 – 11v11 match report". 11v11.com. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Colchester United – Match details – Yeovil & Petters United 3–0 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 13 October 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Colchester United – Appearances 1937–38". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Colchester United – Appearances 1938–39". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  9. ^ "Colchester United – Goalscorers 1937–38". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Colchester United – Goalscorers 1938–39". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Barry 0–2 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 2–4 Norwich City Reserves". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2013.