Joe Roulson

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Joe Roulson
Personal information
Full name Joseph Roulson
Date of birth (1891-10-07)7 October 1891[1]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 1952 (aged 60–61)
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1912 Cammell Laird (Sheffield)
1912–1923 Birmingham 116 (4)
1923–1924 Swansea Town 49 (2)
1924–1925 Clapton Orient 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Roulson (7 October 1891 – 1952) was an English professional footballer who played as a right half. He played for Birmingham both before and after the First World War, making 125 appearances in all competitions, and helped them win the championship of the Football League Second Division in 1920–21.[2]

Roulson, a native of Sheffield, became a steelworker, and signed for Birmingham from his works team, Cammell Laird of the Sheffield Works League. He was a competitive, "hard-man" type of half-back, similar to his teammate Percy Barton. After leaving Birmingham he played for Swansea Town and Clapton Orient and then returned to Sheffield.[2] He died in 1952, aged about 60.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michael, Joyce (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b Tony, Matthews (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 121. ISBN 1-85983-010-2.