Grenville Morris

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Grenville Morris
Personal information
Full name Arthur Grenville Morris
Date of birth 13 April 1877
Place of birth Builth Wells, Wales
Date of death 27 November 1959(1959-11-27) (aged 82)
Playing position Inside Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Builth Town
0000–1897 Aberystwyth Town
1897–1898 Swindon Town 47 (43)
1898–1913 Nottingham Forest 421 (199)
National team
1896–1912 Wales 21 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arthur Grenville Morris (13 April 1877[1] – 27 November 1959) was a Welsh footballer who played for Nottingham Forest and Swindon Town, and who was also capped by Wales.[1] Usually just known as Grenville Morris, he was born in Builth Wells, Wales.[1] He was one of the greatest players of his generation and was known as The Prince of the Inside-Lefts.[1]

He was educated at Ellesmere College, Shropshire from May 1892 - December 1893.

He moved from Aberystwyth Town to Swindon Town in early 1897, and went on to play 50 games for the Robins in all competitions, scoring 44 goals.[1] Morris moved on to Nottingham Forest in 1898 for a sum of £200.[1] He still holds Forest's all-time goal scoring record with 217 in all competitions.[2]

He won his first full international Welsh cap at the age of 18 in 1896 against England, and went on to play 21 times for his country, the last 16 of which were whilst he was with Forest. His last Welsh cap came on 11 March 1912 against England. He scored a total of nine goals in international football.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[4] Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 1898–99 First Division 17 7 3 0 19 7
1899–00 First Division 29 8 6 3 35 11
1900–01 First Division 31 14 3 1 34 15
1901–02 First Division 27 7 3 2 30 9
1902–03 First Division 33 24 4 2 37 26
1903–04 First Division 24 12 3 2 27 14
1904–05 First Division 26 12 2 1 43 13
1905–06 First Division 32 19 4 3 36 22
1906–07 Second Division 36 21 2 1 38 22
1907–08 First Division 23 7 1 0 25 7
1908–09 First Division 34 12 3 0 37 12
1909–10 First Division 30 19 1 1 31 20
1910–11 First Division 26 11 1 1 44 12
1911–12 Second Division 19 10 1 0 20 10
1912–13 Second Division 34 16 1 1 35 17
Career total 421 199 38 18 459 217

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Swindon stats at swindon-town-fc.o.uk
  2. ^ Times - Forest Top 50
  3. ^ Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 145. ISBN 1-872424-11-2. 
  4. ^ Grenville Morris profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

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