Walter Gittins

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Walter Gittins
Personal information
Full name Walter Gittins
Date of birth 1865
Place of birth Aston, England
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Lozells Sports Club
1889–1890 Small Heath 21 (0)
1890–1??? Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Walter Gittins (1865 – after 1890) was an English professional footballer who made 21 appearances in the Football Alliance playing for Small Heath.[1]

Gittins was born in Aston, which is now part of Birmingham. He began his football career with Lozells Sports Club before joining Small Heath for their first season in the Football Alliance in September 1889.[2] A solid, powerful full back, Gittins made his debut on 14 September 1889 in a 2–2 draw at home to Bootle, and was ever-present for the rest of that season,[1] at the end of which he joined Stafford Rangers.[2]


  1. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews. Complete Record. p. 90.