Joe Clennell

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Joe Clennell
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Clennell[1]
Date of birth 19 February 1889[1]
Place of birth New Silksworth,[1] England
Date of death 1965 (aged 75–76)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1911 Blackpool 32 (18)
1911–1913 Blackburn Rovers 26 (12)
1913–1921 Everton 68 (30)
1921–1924 Cardiff City 118 (36)
1924–1926 Stoke City 33 (9)
1926–1927 Bristol Rovers 19 (5)
1927–1928 Rochdale 13 (2)
Total 309 (112)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Clennell (19 February 1889 – 1965) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers, Everton, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Bristol Rovers and Rochdale.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Clennell was born in New Silksworth and began his career with Blackpool in 1910. He was top scorer for the "Seasiders" in 1910–11 scoring 19 goals which attracted the attention of First Division clubs. Blackburn Rovers signed him in April 1911 and in his first full season at Ewood Park he won a First Division champions medal. Injuries restricted him to few appearances for Rovers and he joined Everton in January 1914 when he again won a First Division in 1914–15 where Clennell scored 14 goals. His career was interrupted by World War I but he resumed playing for Everton in 1919. He spent two more seasons at Goodison Park before leaving for Cardiff City in October.[1] He was a very useful forward for the "Bluebirds" and very nearly helped them win the title in 1923–24 but they agonisingly missed out to Huddersfield Town on goal average.[1] After losing his place to Harry Beadles,[3] he then played two seasons for Stoke City scoring 9 goals in 35 matches and ended his career with Bristol Rovers and then Rochdale.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[4]

Club Season League FA Cup Other[nb 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackpool 1910–11 Second Division 32 18 1 1 0 0 33 19
Blackburn Rovers 1910–11 First Division 3 2 0 0 0 0 3 2
1911–12 First Division 18 9 1 0 0 0 19 9
1912–13 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1913–14 First Division 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Total 26 12 1 0 0 0 27 12
Everton 1913–14 First Division 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
1914–15 First Division 36 14 5 3 0 0 41 17
1919–20 First Division 18 12 1 0 0 0 19 12
1920–21 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1921–22 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 68 30 6 3 0 0 74 33
Cardiff City 1921–22 First Division 32 10 6 3 2[5] 0 40 13
1922–23 First Division 35 14 5 1 2[5] 2 42 17
1923–24 First Division 39 11 6 1 3[5] 2 48 14
1924–25 First Division 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Total 118 36 17 5 7 4 142 45
Stoke City 1924–25 Second Division 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
1925–26 Second Division 24 8 2 0 0 0 26 8
Total 33 9 2 0 0 0 35 9
Bristol Rovers 1926–27 Third Division South 19 5 2 1 0 0 21 6
Rochdale 1927–28 Third Division North 13 2 2 3 0 0 15 5
Career Total 309 112 31 13 7 4 347 129
  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Welsh Cup.

Honours[edit]

Blackburn Rovers
Everton

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887-1992. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 1-873626-07-X. 
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 39. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  4. ^ Joe Clennell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  5. ^ a b c Shepherd, Richard (2002). The Definitive: Cardiff City F.C. Derby: SoccerData Publications. p. 22–26. ISBN 1-899468-17-X.