Wilf Threlfall

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Wilf Threlfall
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Threlfall
Date of birth 1901
Place of birth Morecambe, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Morecambe
1926–1927 Sunderland 0 (0)
1927–1928 Birmingham 5 (0)
1928–1929 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3 (0)
1929–19?? Morecambe
Lancaster Town

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


Wilfred Threlfall (1901 – after 1928) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic.[1]

Threlfall was born in Morecambe, Lancashire. He played for Morecambe F.C. before joining Sunderland, but moved on to fellow First Division club Birmingham in July 1927 without having played for Sunderland's first team.[2] Threlfall made his debut in a 1–0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the 1927–28 season, and he and Arthur Johnson shared the outside left position for the next couple of months.[3] In November 1927 Birmingham signed Billy Ellis, the winger who had kept him out of the Sunderland team,[2] and both Threlfall and Johnson moved on at the end of the season without playing again.[3] After only three appearances for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic in the Third Division South, Threlfall returned home to non-league football with Morecambe and later with Lancaster Town.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ a b Matthews, pp. 101, 170.