Walter Abbott (footballer, born 1899)

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Walter Abbott
Personal information
Date of birth 1899
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Inside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
191?–1920 Grimsby Town 5 (0)
1920–1921 Chesterfield Municipal (5)
1921–192? Worcester City (8)
Redditch
Oakengates Town
Tamworth
Stewart Street Old Boys

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

† Appearances (goals)

Walter A. Abbott (1899 – after 1921) was a footballer who played in the Football League for Grimsby Town.

Life and career[edit]

Abbott was born in Birmingham, England, in 1899.[1] He was the son of England international footballer Walter Abbott.[2]

Abbott made five appearances for Second Division club Grimsby Town in the 1919–20 season. He failed to score for the first team,[1] but succeeded for the reserves, playing in the Midland League. A goal in each fixture against Chesterfield Municipal probably contributed to his joining that club for the 1920–21 season,[3] during which he scored five goals from about 36 league matches.[4] His next club was Worcester City, for whom he scored eight Birmingham & District League goals and one in the FA Cup in the first half of the 1921–22 season,[5] He followed this with spells at several more clubs in the Midlands: Redditch, Oakengates Town, Tamworth Castle and Stewart Street Old Boys.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ "Chesterfield sign on more new players". Derbyshire Courier. 29 May 1920. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). Other new players include Abbott, Grimsby Town, who scored both Grimsby's goals in their two matches against Chesterfield. He is a son of the old Small Heath player. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield Municipal FC: the non-league players, 1919–21" (XLSX). cfchistory.com. Stuart Basson. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 27 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Worcester City Season 1921–1922". Worcester City FC Archive. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011.