Josiah Roberts

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Josiah Roberts
Personal information
Full name Josiah Edmund Roberts
Date of birth 1871
Place of birth West Smethwick, England
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Birmingham St George's
1892–1893 Small Heath 1 (0)
1893–1??? Walsall Wood
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Josiah Edmund Roberts (1871 – after 1892) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath.[1] Roberts was born in West Smethwick, which was then in Staffordshire He joined Small Heath from Birmingham St George's when the latter club folded in 1892.[2] A right back, he played only one competitive game for the club, on 5 November 1892 in a 4–1 win away at Bootle, which was the game after regular left back Fred Speller broke his leg.[3] Roberts returned to non-league football in 1893.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 222. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 142.