Joe Cassidy (footballer, born 1872)

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Joe Cassidy
Personal information
Full name Joseph Cassidy
Date of birth (1872-07-30)30 July 1872[1]
Place of birth Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Forward[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1890 Motherwell Athletic ? (?)
1890–1893 Blythe ? (?)
1893 Newton Heath 4 (0)
1893–1895 Celtic 28 (13)
1895–1900 Newton Heath 148 (90)
1900–1901 Manchester City 31 (14)
1901–1906 Middlesbrough 126 (33)
1906–? Workington ? (?)
Total 337 (150)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joseph "Joe" Cassidy (born 30 July 1872) was a Scottish footballer who played as a forward. Born in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Cassidy started his career with Motherwell Athletic before joining Blythe in 1890. In 1893, he was transferred to Newton Heath, where he played in the last four league games of the season, as well as a test match against Small Heath, in which he scored to keep Newton Heath in the First Division. After two months with the Heathens, he moved to Celtic. In 1895, he returned to Newton Heath, who had by now dropped into the Second Division. In seven seasons back with the club, Cassidy played 163 games and scored 99 goals. He went on to play for Manchester City and Middlesbrough. At the latter club, he would be captain for their first game at Ayresome Park, also scoring the first competitive goal at the new ground. He moved to Workington in 1906.


  • Dykes, Garth (1994). The United Alphabet: A Complete Who's Who of Manchester United F.C. Leicester: ACL & Polar Publishing (UK). ISBN 0-9514862-6-8. 
  1. ^ a b c d Dykes (1994), pp. 74–5.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob McFarlane
Newton Heath captain
Succeeded by