Percy Cherrett

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Percy Cherrett
Personal information
Full name Percy Albert Mark Cherrett[1]
Date of birth (1899-09-12)12 September 1899
Place of birth Christchurch, England
Date of death 1984 (aged 84 or 85)
Place of death Bournemouth, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1920–1923 Portsmouth 67 (36)
1923–1925 Plymouth Argyle 61 (36)
1925–1927 Crystal Palace 75 (58)
1927–1928 Bristol City 25 (15)
1928–1929 Bournemouth & Boscombe 36 (19)
Total 264 (164)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Percy Albert Mark Cherrett (12 September 1899 – 1984) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward in the Football League for Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle, Crystal Palace, Bristol City and Bournemouth & Boscombe.

Life and career[edit]

Cherrett was born in Christchurch.[1] A centre forward who could also play as an inside forward,[2] Cherrett turned professional with Portsmouth in 1920, having started his career with Boscombe.[1][3] He scored 36 goals in 67 league appearances before losing his place in the team after three seasons.[1][3] He was transferred to Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 1923 and continued to score goals regularly.[3] Cherrett was the club's top goalscorer in his first season with Argyle, scoring 27 goals in 41 matches, and he scored nine more in 21 games the following season.[2][3] The arrival of Jack Cock in 1925 saw Cherrett lose his place in the side and he was sold to Crystal Palace later that year.[3][4]

He finished as the club's top goalscorer in the two seasons that he played for Palace, scoring 33 and 32 goals in all competitions,[5] and he also scored two hat-tricks.[6] Cherrett joined Bristol City in 1927, where he scored 15 league goals in 25 appearances, and then moved to Bournemouth & Boscombe in 1928.[1][2] Cherrett scored 19 more league goals in 36 matches to bring his tally in the Football League to 164 goals scored in 264 appearances.[1] He finished his career in non-league football, playing for Cowes on the Isle of Wight.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 53. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Percy Cherrett". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 5 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle: A Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 125. ISBN 0-907969-40-2. 
  4. ^ "Jack Cock". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Top Scorers". Crystal Palace F.C. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hat-Trick Heroes". Crystal Palace F.C. Retrieved 11 October 2013.