Ike Webb

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Ike Webb
Personal information
Full name Isaac Webb
Date of birth (1874-10-10)10 October 1874
Place of birth Worcester, England
Date of death March 1950 (1950-04) (aged 75)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Clement's Rangers
Berwick Rangers (Worcester)
Worcester Olympic
Evesham Town
Wellington Town
1898–1901 Small Heath 6 (0)
1901–1904 West Bromwich Albion 96 (0)
1904–1907 Sunderland 22 (0)
1907–1908 Queens Park Rangers 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Isaac Webb (10 October 1874 – March 1950) was an English professional footballer who made 124 appearances in the Football League playing for Small Heath, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland. He played as a goalkeeper.[1] He also played in the Southern League for Queens Park Rangers.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Webb was born in Worcester. He played for a number of non-league clubs before joining Small Heath in 1898.[3] He made his debut in the Second Division on 2 April 1898, deputising for Henry Clutterbuck in a 2–1 away win against Luton Town.[4] Described as "a big, burly goalkeeper with outstanding reflexes, ... quick off his line",[3] Webb played three more games at the end of the 1897–98 season, and one the following season.[4] When Clutterbuck left in May 1898, Small Heath brought in the 20-year-old Nat Robinson as first-choice goalkeeper. Webb played once more for Small Heath, in September 1900 – the only game Robinson missed in his first three seasons[5] – before leaving for West Bromwich Albion in May 1901.[3]

He achieved regular first-team football with West Bromwich Albion. In his first season, he helped them to the Second Division title, and in three-and-a-half seasons with the club he played 96 league games. In December 1904, he joined Sunderland for a fee of £250. He appeared regularly for the remainder of the 1904–05 season,[6] but when he fell behind first Tom Naisby and then Bob Ward in the pecking order,[7] he left for Queens Park Rangers in 1907.[3] He made his Southern League debut in March 1907, and retired from the game at the end of the 1907–08 season.[2]

Personal[edit]

Webb joined the Army, serving as a catering orderly in the West Yorkshire Regiment. He died in Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, in March 1950 at the age of 75.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ a b Westerberg, Kenneth. "1908/09". QPRnet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  4. ^ a b Matthews, pp. 144–45.
  5. ^ Matthews, pp. 146–48.
  6. ^ "Player Details Ike Webb". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008.
  7. ^ "1905–06" and "1906–07: Football League Division 1: Appearances". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 3 September 2015.