Joe Curry

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Joe Curry
Personal information
Full name Joseph Curry
Date of birth January quarter, 1887
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death 1 April 1936(1936-04-01) (aged 49)
Place of death Hexham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Half-back
Youth career
Scotswood
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1908–1911 Manchester United 13 (0)
1911–1912 Southampton 7 (0)
1913–? West Stanley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Curry (1887 – 1 April 1936)[1] was an English footballer who played at full-back for Manchester United and Southampton in the early 20th century.[2]

Football career[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Curry started his career at Scotswood, before joining Manchester United in February 1908.[3] Over the next three years, he spent most of the time in the reserves, but made a total of 14 first-team appearances.[3]

Curry joined Southampton from Manchester United in May 1911. He found few opportunities to break into the first team as the Saints struggled near the foot of the Southern League First Division and was used as cover for Jim McAlpine.[4] Even when he did manage to play, he had a propensity to get injured and struggled to get fit. After a frustrating season, he retired from the professional game and returned to his native north-east[5] where he turned out occasionally for West Stanley.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan; Bull, David (2013). All the Saints: A Complete Players' Who's Who of Southampton FC. Southampton: Hagiology Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-9926-8640-6.
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 67. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  3. ^ a b "Joseph "Joe" Curry". MUFC info. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 51. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.
  5. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. pp. 88–89. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.