Sid Webb

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Sid Webb
Personal information
Full name Sidney Webb
Date of birth February 1884
Place of birth Coventry, England
Date of death 1956 (aged 71–72)
Place of death Leamington, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Saviour's
Stourbridge
1908–1909 Aston Villa 0 (0)
Burton United
Wednesbury Old Athletic
1911–1912 Birmingham 3 (0)
1912–1914 Worcester City ? (12)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Sidney "Sid" Webb (February 1884–1956) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham.[1] He played as an inside forward.

Webb was born in Coventry. He gained a good reputation playing in the Birmingham & District League for Stourbridge, Burton United and Wednesbury Old Athletic,[2] and spent a season with Aston Villa, though never progressed beyond the reserves.[3] In April 1911 Webb, described as a "rotund little schemer", joined Second Division club Birmingham.[2] He made his debut on the opening day of the 1911–12 season, in a 3–2 home defeat against Bradford Park Avenue, and kept his place for the next two games, but that was the extent of his career in the Football League.[4] Webb then returned to the Birmingham League with Worcester City, where he scored 12 goals in the next two seasons.[5][6]

Webb died in Leamington, Warwickshire, in 1956.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 275. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Webb, Sidney". Aston Villa Player Database. Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 158.
  5. ^ "Worcester City Season 1912–1913". Worcester City Archive. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Worcester City Season 1913–1914". Worcester City Archive. Retrieved 11 May 2009.