List of Nelson F.C. players

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Nelson F.C. is an English semi-professional association football club based in the town of Nelson, Lancashire. The club was founded in 1881 and initially played in the Lancashire Combination. In 1921, Nelson became a professional outfit when they were one of the teams selected to play in the inaugural season of the newly formed Football League Third Division North. The team played in the Football League for the following 10 years, enjoying a season in the Second Division in 1923–24. Nelson were relegated from the Football League in 1931, failing re-election after finishing bottom of the league. Defender Clement Rigg amassed the most league appearances for Nelson during this period with 254. The highest goalscorer was Joe Eddleston who netted on 97 occasions for the club before transferring to Swindon Town in 1926.

This list includes all the players who made at least one league appearance for Nelson during this professional period. Appearances and goals are counted together for players who had more than one spell with the club during this time.

Players[edit]

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Name Nationality Position Nelson career Appearances Goals
Harry Abbott  England GK 1922–1927 154 0
Frank Allen  England FW 1930 14 0
Harold Andrews  England FW 1921–1922 8 1
Frank Bailey  England DF 1925–1927 4 0
Richard Baird  England MF 1921–1922 2 0
Jim Baker  England DF 1926–1927 28 6
Len Baker  England FW 1930–1931 7 0
Joseph Baldwin  England FW 1929–1930 1 0
Arthur Bate  England MF 1930–1931 24 6
Lewis Bedford  England MF 1927–1928 32 7
William Bennett  England FW 1922–1923 1 0
John Bennie  Scotland FW 1921–1922 12 6
Joseph Birds  England GK 1922–1924 40 0
John Black  Scotland DF 1922–1923 29 5
William Bossons  England GK 1927–1928 4 0
Lewis Botto  England GK 1929–1930 1 0
Allan Bottrill  England MF 1924–1925 1 0
Billy Bottrill  England FW 1924–1928 121 35
Ernie Braidwood  England DF 1922–1926 128 10
Jimmy Broadhead  England DF 1922–1926
1927–1928
67 1
Fred Broadhurst  England DF 1925–1927 61 0
Jack Brooks  England DF 1929 6 0
Alfred Brown  England DF 1927–1928 2 0
John Brown  Scotland MF 1926–1927 2 0
Robert Bruce  Scotland GK 1921–1922 7 0
Jim Buchanan  Scotland FW 1928–1930 66 15
Herbert Butterworth  England DF 1924–1926 9 0
James Caine  England DF 1929–1931 5 0
Eddie Cameron  Scotland FW 1924–1925
1929
46 10
Tom Carmedy  England FW 1928–1931 66 20
Billy Caulfield  England FW 1923–1924 18 5
Edgar Chadwick  England FW 1923–1926 36 19
Walter Chadwick  England DF 1925–1926 2 0
Ralph Chapman  England MF 1929–1931 10 0
Harry Clayton  England DF 1925–1926 4 0
Harry Clegg  England GK 1921–1922 5 0
David Cochrane  Scotland FW 1927–1928 2 2
Leigh Collins  England DF 1923–1924 13 0
Harry Counsell  England DF 1930–1931 3 0
Jimmy Cowen  England FW 1925–1926 3 4
Dick Crawshaw  England FW 1922–1924 32 10
James Dargan  England FW 1927–1928 2 0
Arthur Dawson  England MF 1930–1931 10 0
Wilf Denwood  England MF 1925–1926 3 0
Charlie Dixon  England DF 1930–1931 16 1
Ernie Dixon  England FW 1929–1930 28 10
John Dodsworth  England DF 1928–1929 2 0
Billy Donkin  England DF 1928–1929 8 0
Edwin Earle  England MF 1925–1927 54 15
Eddie Eastwood  England DF 1921–1923 3 0
Joe Eddleston  England FW 1921–1926 183 97
Bill Ellerington  England DF 1924–1925 26 2
Billy Fairhurst  England DF 1929–1931 76 0
Des Fawcett  England GK 1928–1929 23 0
Robert Ferguson  England FW 1929–1930 1 0
Ted Ferguson  England DF 1928–1930 67 0
Fred Ferrari  England FW 1929–1930 7 3
Jack Fletcher  England MF 1927–1929 11 1
Thomas Garnett  England MF 1921–1922 1 0
Bob Gartside  England FW 1929–1930 1 0
Richard Gaskell  England FW 1927–1928 3 0
Felix Gillan  England DF 1928–1929 11 0
Ernest Gillibrand  England MF 1924–1925 2 0
Billy Halligan  Ireland FW 1921–1922 17 6
Joe Halliwell  England FW 1927–1929 74 9
Jimmy Hampson  England FW 1925–1927 64 42
Harry Hargreaves  England FW 1921 13 2
Billy Harker  England FW 1930–1931 18 5
Billy Harper  England DF 1924–1925 6 0
Ambrose Harris  England DF 1924–1928 58 1
Ray Hartley  England DF 1921–1922 1 0
Arthur Hawes  England FW 1930–1931 26 3
George Hayes  Wales FW 1927–1928 9 5
Foster Hedley  England MF 1929–1930 26 5
Arthur Hepworth  England MF 1927–1929 16 0
Harry Heyes  England GK 1921–1922 26 0
Harry Higginbotham  Scotland FW 1924 4 0
Charlie Hillam  England GK 1930–1931 3 0
Sid Hoad  England MF 1922–1927 152 13
Alec Hooper  England DF 1928–1929 9 0
Harry Hooper  England DF 1928–1930 21 0
Archie Howarth  England MF 1930–1931 8 2
George Howes  England DF 1930–1931 35 0
Charles Howson  England DF 1922–1923 1 0
Duggie Humphrey  England MF 1924 8 0
Bob Hutchinson  England MF 1922–1924 60 1
Thomas Jacques  England DF 1921–1922 17 1
John Jewell  England MF 1930–1931 3 0
Arthur Jones  England DF 1927–1928 1 0
Jack Jones  England DF 1927–1928 12 0
John Keers  England MF 1926–1927 8 3
Gerry Kelly  England MF 1928–1929 47 15
Sam Kennedy  England FW 1923–1924 6 0
William Lammus  England DF 1923–1924 8 0
Fred Laycock  England FW 1924–1925 23 12
Bob Lilley  England DF 1921–1925 66 0
Tom Lilley  England DF 1923–1924 14 0
Fred Mace  England GK 1925–1927 8 0
James Mangham  England GK 1927–1930 2 0
Edward Manock  England FW 1929–1931 18 2
Cecil Marsh  England FW 1921–1922 17 2
Jack Martin  England DF 1930–1931 27 1
David McClure  Scotland DF 1927–1928 28 1
Mike McCulloch  Scotland FW 1922–1924 49 8
Patrick McDonagh  Scotland FW 1928–1929 5 0
William McGreevy  England FW 1921–1922 3 1
John McGuire  England FW 1927–1928 20 2
Jimmy McKinnell  Scotland DF 1929–1930 10 0
George McLaughlan  Scotland FW 1929–1930 29 2
Harry Mellor  England FW 1921–1922 1 0
Jim Metcalfe  England DF 1928–1930 71 1
Ronald Mitchell  England DF 1926–1927 32 0
Walter Moore  England DF 1924–1925 5 0
William Morton  England FW 1928–1929 8 3
Jack Newnes  Wales DF 1923–1926 113 7
Robert Nuttall  England FW 1930–1931 4 0
Harry Nutter  England GK 1923–1924 2 0
Joseph O'Beirne  England FW 1924–1925 16 2
Frank Parry  England MF 1929–1930 24 2
James Pearson  England DF 1925–1928 38 0
James Phizacklea  England DF 1924–1925 19 0
Tom Pickering  England FW 1926–1927 1 0
James Price  Scotland DF 1921–1923 24 0
Wilfred Proctor  England MF 1921–1922 14 1
Bernard Radford  England FW 1927–1929 55 41
Leslie Raisbeck  England FW 1930–1931 29 11
Gilbert Richmond  England DF 1929–1931 21 0
Dennis Ridge  England DF 1927–1928 8 0
Harry Ridley  England MF 1928–1929 31 7
Clement Rigg  England DF 1921–1929 254 4
Percy Roberts  Wales FW 1926–1927 1 0
Ernie Robinson  England DF 1930–1931 27 0
Henry Robinson  England MF 1930–1931 20 3
Teddy Roseboom  Scotland FW 1923–1924 12 1
Bill Ruffell  England FW 1927–1928 12 3
Charles Sandbach  England DF 1930–1931 2 0
Buchanan Sharp  Scotland FW 1926–1929 80 35
Peter Shevlin  Scotland GK 1929–1931 53 0
Edwin Simpson  England DF 1926–1928 17 0
Bill Slack  England DF 1927–1928 10 3
Fred Smith  England FW 1924–1926 2 0
Steve Spargo  England DF 1929–1930 21 0
George Spence  England MF 1927–1928 13 2
John Steel  Scotland DF 1921–1923 50 0
John Stevenson  Scotland FW 1924–1927 73 26
John Stoneham  England GK 1927–1928 6 0
David Suttie  Scotland DF 1928–1931 104 2
Harold Taylor  England MF 1926–1928 17 4
Tommy Tebb  England FW 1930–1931 14 2
Jim Thomson  Scotland GK 1924 2 0
Harry Tordoff  England DF 1928–1930 9 0
Albert Turner  England DF 1921–1922 1 0
Stan Walker  England FW 1930–1931 2 0
William Waller  England FW 1921–1922 25 7
John Walmsley  England DF 1921–1922 1 0
Ted Ward  England FW 1923–1924 2 0
Sam Warhurst  England GK 1927–1931 76 0
John Weedall  England MF 1929–1930 7 3
Henry White  England FW 1927–1928 22 15
Bob Wilde  England DF 1921–1922 36 0
Tom Wilkinson  England FW 1928–1929 17 5
David Wilson  Scotland DF 1921–1924 95 3
George Wilson  England DF 1925–1930 160 16
Billy Wilson  England MF 1921–1922 1 0
Arthur Wolstenholme  England FW 1922–1925 68 17
James Wootton  England MF 1921–1922 14 1

References[edit]

  • Dykes, Garth (2009). Nelson FC in the Football League: A Complete Record 1921–31. SoccerData.
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. SoccerData.