Vincent White (footballer)

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Vincent White
Personal information
Full name Vincent Harold White
Date of birth (1897-10-22)22 October 1897
Place of birth Walsall, England
Date of death 27 August 1972(1972-08-27) (aged 74)
Place of death Southampton, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Erdington
Wednesbury Old Athletic
1921–1923 Birmingham 2 (0)
Ellesmere Port
Redditch Town
1923–1925 Watford 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vincent Harold White (22 October 1897 – 27 August 1972) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Watford.[1]

White was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. He played local football before the First World War, represented his 24th London Regiment battalion team during it, and afterwards joined Wednesbury Old Athletic.[2] A defensive wing half whose strength was his tackling, White signed for Birmingham in 1921.[3] He made his debut in the First Division on 8 April 1922, deputising for Percy Barton in a 2–1 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur, and played in the next game, but lost his place once Barton was available for selection again.[4] He spent time at non-league clubs Ellesmere Port and Redditch Town before joining Watford,[1] for whom he played seven Third Division South matches in the first of two seasons with the club.[2] White died in Southampton in 1972 at the age of 74.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Players: W" (PDF). Watford Football Club archive 1881–2015. Trefor Jones. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 164.