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Tommy Grosvenor

Birmingham FC

3 appearances, 2 goals (1 on debut)

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 8: A 3
67% successful

1933

disciplined: none
Captain:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Arthur Thomas Grosvenor
Born 22 November 1908 in Windmill End, Netherton Park, near Rowley Regis, Staffordshire [registered in Dudley, Staffs, December 1908].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Arthur is the second of three children, to Sidney Maurice and Phoebe. They live at 11b Windmill End in Rowley Regis, Dudley. His father is a car fitter, his mother sells shoes.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur T., a professional footballer and bedstead fitter, is married to Edith, and are living at 'Durmont' on Dudley Road in Rowley Regis.
Married to Edith Baxter (b.13 February 1917) [registered in Rowley Regis, Staffs, June 1936]. The only Arthur T. Grosvenor to marry, it also happened to be in his hometown.
Died 31 October 1972, aged 63 years 344 days [registered in Dudley, Staffs, December 1972].
Height/Weight 6' 1¼", 12st. 1lbs [1934]. 6' 2", 12st. 4lbs [1938].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a junior footballer playing for Tippity Green Victoria FC, who played in the Cradley Heath League, and then for his works' team, Vono Works FC, members of the Birmingham & District Works FA. Had trials and appearances with Stourbridge FC, before being noticed and signed as a professional by Birmingham FC in March 1928. He gained Central League experience and made his first team League debut on 24 October 1931 against Middlesbrough FC. After becoming an ever-present, he broke his leg on 23 December 1933 (he was sandwiched by two opponents) against Huddersfield Town FC, keeping him out for ten months. Only earlier in December did Arsenal FC make overtures to sign him. He eventually completed a tally of 107 league appearances and scored seventeen goals. Moved on to Sheffield Wednesday FC on 13 February 1936 for a record transfer fee received for City, but made just 22 league appearances, scoring once, before joining Bolton Wanderers FC on 11 May 1937. Grosvenor made 53 league outings, including seven goals, before he retired during WWII, during which he guested for Walsall FC as early as November 1939, he was back at Birmingham City FC in January 1940 and helping Redditch FC shortly afterwards for the remainder of that season.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Brother of Percy Grosvenor (Leicester City FC) and Cliff Grosvenor (Leicester City FC & West Bromwich Albion FC). His father, Sidney Grosvenor, was also on the books at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Uncle of Colin Smith (Birmingham District) and Billy Brookes (West Bromwich Albion FC).

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became 588th players (589) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 188, 14 October 1933, Ireland 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 326 days.
Last match No. 190, 6 December 1933, England 4 France 1, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, aged 25 years 14 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1933-34;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Grosvenor became the hundredth player to score a goal on his England debut.

Beyond England

No additional information, but we know his hobby was in keeping and breeding homing pidgeons, with which he won many prizes. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.113.

 

Tommy Grosvenor - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 2 270 2 135 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tommy Grosvenor - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Away 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Tommy Grosvenor - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 66.7 +1

 

Tommy Grosvenor - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1933-34 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 0 1 2.00 1.00 50.0 =0


Tommy Grosvenor - Match History
 
 Club: Birmingham F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee   - three full appearances (270 min)x

Age 24
1 188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 51 ir
2 189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HL Start ir/ch

Age 25
3 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 53 ir
   

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