Joe Duckworth (footballer)

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Joe Duckworth
Personal information
Full name Joseph Cullen Duckworth
Date of birth (1898-04-29)29 April 1898
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
? Accrington Stanley ?
1919?–1920? Blackburn Rovers 5 (0)
1921?–1924? Aberdare Athletic 84 (0)
1924?–1930? Reading 202 (0)
1930?–1932? Brighton 37 (0)
1932?–1933? York City 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Joe Duckworth (born 29 April 1898 in Blackburn[1]) was an English-born football goalkeeper.

Duckworth began his career with Accrington Stanley, but made his league debut in the first season after the first world war for Blackburn Rovers. He played 5 times in the league for Rovers before joining Aberdare Athletic.[1]

He later played in goal for Reading, where he won a Division 3 South title in 1926. His winner's medal was found in 1991 at a car boot sale in Manchester. He also played in Reading's FA Cup run to the 1927 semi final against eventual winners Cardiff City, and a Cup win against league leaders Sheffield Wednesday in January 1929, where he was singled out for particular praise.[2]

Joe went on to play for Brighton & Hove Albion and York City.


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Soccerdata. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Reading Football Club 1871–1997, Images of Sport compiled by David Downs, 075241061X