Richard Herron

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Richard Herron
Personal information
Full name Richard Herron[1]
Date of birth 1890
Place of birth Durham, England[1]
Date of death 1917 (aged 27)[1]
Place of death France
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
West Stanley
1910–1915 Stoke 44 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Herron (1890 – 1917) was an English footballer who played for Stoke.[1]

Career[edit]

Herron was born in Durham and began his career with non-league West Stanley.[1] He moved to Stoke in 1910 who at the time were playing in the Southern League and began a useful back up to first choice Bert Gadsden.[1] He played in 20 matches in 1914–15 as Stoke won the Southern Football League Division Two title and were able to gain re-election to the Football League and Herron was tipped to become a fine 'keeper. But World War I was declared and Herron joined the Army, and he lost his life in France in 1917.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[1] 1910–11 5 0 0 0 5 0
1911–12 16 0 0 0 16 0
1912–13 5 0 0 0 5 0
1913–14 0 0 0 0 0 0
1914–15 18 0 2 0 20 0
Career Total 44 0 2 0 46 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.