Septimus Atterbury

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Septimus Atterbury
Septimus Atterbury.jpg
Atterbury as a Plymouth Argyle player
Personal information
Full name Septimus Atterbury[1]
Date of birth (1880-10-18)18 October 1880
Place of birth Allestree, England
Date of death 1964 (aged 83)
Place of death Coalville, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1898–1899 Loughborough 2 (0)
1899–1900 Barnsley 34 (1)
1900–1902 Wellingborough
1902–1903 Leicester Fosse 22 (0)
1903–1907 Swindon Town 116 (1)
1907–1921 Plymouth Argyle 342 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Septimus Atterbury (18 October 1880 – 1964) was an English footballer who made 88 appearances in the Football League for Loughborough, Barnsley, Leicester Fosse and Plymouth Argyle, and 410 in the Southern League for Swindon Town and Plymouth Argyle. He was a full back.

Life and career[edit]

He began his football career with Kettering before representing Loughborough, Barnsley, Wellingborough, and Leicester Fosse. He moved to Swindon Town in July 1903, where he made more than one hundred appearances for the club in the Southern League, and then he was signed by Plymouth Argyle in July 1907. He would feature for the club as a player until 1921; making 361 appearances in all competitions and scoring six goals.[2] He played for Leicester Fosse during the First World War as a wartime guest.

Atterbury was selected for a Southern League representative side in 1912. He retired as a player in the summer of 1921 to become a coach. He gained a reputation for what was at the time an unconventional approach to training, which focused on stamina-building, but was considered "a great success".[2] He served the club in this capacity until his retirement in 1937, by which time Argyle had become an established Football League Second Division side.[2][3] Atterbury died in 1964 at the age of 83.[4]


Plymouth Argyle


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 13. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Septimus Atterbury". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Player Records". Plymouth Argyle F.C. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Deaths Mar 1964; Atterbury, Septimus; 83; Coalville 3A; 564". FreeBMD. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 

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