Joe Loughran

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Joe Loughran
Personal information
Full name Joseph Loughran
Date of birth (1915-08-12)12 August 1915
Place of birth Consett, England
Date of death 23 August 1994(1994-08-23) (aged 79)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Medomsley Juniors
Dudley College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1937 Birmingham 31 (2)
1937–1939 Luton Town 25 (0)
1939–1949 Burnley 65 (0)
1949–1953 Southend United 147 (1)
1953–19?? Newhaven
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Loughran (12 August 1915 – 23 August 1994) was an English professional footballer who scored three goals in 268 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Luton Town, Burnley and Southend United.[1] He played as a wing half.

Loughran was born in Consett, County Durham, and was a physical education student when he joined Birmingham in August 1933.[2] He made his debut in the First Division on 5 October 1935, in a 2–1 home win against Chelsea, and played regularly during the 1935–36 season. Appearances were harder to come by the following season, at the end of which he moved on to Luton Town.[2][3] He later played for Burnley, and then for Southend United, finally retiring in May 1953 at the age of nearly 38 after playing more than 150 games for the club.[4]

After his playing career ended he worked as a schools' physical education advisor in East Sussex.[2] He died on 23 August 1994, aged 79.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 160. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, pp. 178–79.
  4. ^ "Joe Loughran". Southend United Player Database. Retrieved 24 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Joe Loughran". Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 August 2015.