Joby Godfrey

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Joby Godfrey
Personal information
Full name Joseph Godfrey
Date of birth 8 January 1894
Place of birth Waleswood, England
Date of death January 1977
Place of death Rotherham, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kiveton Park
Beighton Recreation
1916–1918 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
1918–1919 Birmingham 3 (1)
1919 Coventry City 6 (0)
1919–1920 Manchester City 9 (1)
1920–1921 Merthyr Town 7 (2)
1921–1922 Rotherham Town
1922–192? Denaby United
1925–19?? Denaby United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Joseph Godfrey (January 1894 - January 1977), commonly known as Joby Godfrey, was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham, Coventry City, Manchester City and Merthyr Town.[1] He played as a forward.

Godfrey was born in Waleswood, near Rotherham.[1] He scored freely in wartime competition, but was unable to settle when the Football League began again.[2] He scored on his debut for Birmingham in the Second Division on the opening day of the first post-war season, in a 4–1 home win against Hull City,[3] but by the end of that season he had moved to Merthyr Town via both Coventry City and Manchester City. After a year with Merthyr, in which he rarely appeared for the first team, he moved into non-league football back in his native Yorkshire.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 102. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 162.