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Billy Hibbert

Bury FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1910

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name William Hibbert
Born 21 September 1884 in Golborne, Lancashire [registered in Leigh, December 1884].
Baptised 2 November 1884 in St Thomas' Church, Golborne. Son of William & Mary Ann, living in Golborne. Father's occupation stated as Collier.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, William is the seventh of nine children to welshman William and Mary Anne. His father and elder brothers are coal miners, his elder sisters are cotton spinners. They live at 24 High Street in Golborne.

According to the 1901 census, William's father had died.  William is the eldest son still living with his mother, along with an older sister and another five younger siblings. They live at 26 School Street in Golborne.

According to the 1911 census, there is no certain William Hibbert. What is certain, there is no Golborne-born Hibbert or any professional footballers.

Died 16 March 1949 in Blackpool, aged 64 years 176 days [registered in Blackpool, March 1949].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 10lbs [1911]. 5' 8", 10st. 10lbs [1922].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Ian-opc.org

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing school and junior football in Golborne. Played for Newton-le-Willows FC of the Lancashire Combination League when he was just sixteen years old. Played for Brynn Central FC for one season. Bury FC signed Hibbert on 3 May 1906 as an inside-right, making 178 league appearances, scoring 99 goals, before joining Newcastle United FC on 14 October 1911, for a record fee £1950. Seven other clubs had endeavoured to obtain Hibbert's signature, namely Manchester City FC, whose £1200 offer was rapidly turned down, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bradford City AFC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Everton FC, Chelsea FC and Middlesbrough FC. Guested for The Wednesday FC and Leeds City AFC during WW1. After completing 139 league appearances and scoring 46 gaols for the Tyneside club, Bradford City AFC eventually signed their man on 12 May 1920 on a free transfer, and another 53 league appearances followed, with a return of 26 goals. Oldham Athletic FC obtained his signature on 21 May 1922, and he made sixteen league appearances, scoring four goals. After which, he featured in the Armerican Soccer League with The Fall River Marsmen and J&P Coats. After leaving his coaching behind at Wigan Borough AFC, Hibbert was appointed captain of Burscough Rangers FC on 7 February 1930.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 350th players (350) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 107, 2 April 1910, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 25 years 193 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1909-10;
Team honours None
Individual honours FA Tour of South Africa 1910 (including one test, three goals)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Sailed to USA in July 1923 to coach, where he also managed J&P Coats FC on Rhode Island. Also coached Real Gimnástico CF in Spain circa 1927, before returning to England to train the Wigan Borough AFC players in July 1928, a position he relinquished on 30 January 1930. In 1938, went to live and work in Blackpool, where he would eventually die. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.127.

 

Billy Hibbert - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Billy Hibbert - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Billy Hibbert - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1909-10 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Billy Hibbert - Match History
 Club: Bury F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
1 107 2 April 1910 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park,  Glasgow BC AL Start ir
FA Tour of South Africa 29 June 1910 - South Africa 0 England 3, Durban, Natal Province tour AW Start
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23 July 1910 - South Africa 2 England 6, Wanderers Ground, Johannesburg AW reserve
30 July 1910 - South Africa 3 England 6, Cape Town, Cape Province AW reserve

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