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Dick Pym

Bolton Wanderers FC

3 appearances, 6 goals against

P 3 W x D x L x F x: A x
x% successful

1925-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Richard Henry Pym
Born 2 February 1893 at 2 Ferry Road, Topsham, Exeter, Devon [registered in St. Thomas, March 1893].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Richard is the fourth of seven children to Richard Henry and Emily (née Wannell). They live in Fore Street in Topsham. His father is a merchant seaman away at sea.

According to the 1911 census, Richard is a fisherman, he is one of five children living at home with his parents, one of nine children in total. They remain at Fore Street.
According to Passenger Lists, R Pym was part of a set of footballers leaving Southampton bound for Buenos Aires on board the Andes, on 23 May 1914. 

Married to Elsie May Murphy, 16 April 1916 at St. Nicholas Chapel in Topham [registered in St. Thomas, June 1916].
Died 16 September 1988, aged 95 years x days [registered in Exeter, September 1988].
Height/Weight x' x", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) In 1908 he played as an amateur for Topsham St Margaret's, then moved to Exeter (still as an amateur) from there he was bought by Bolton Wanderers for £5,000 in 1920.  He left Bolton in 1930 to go and play for Yeovil, retiring a year later in 1931.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1922-23, 1925-26, 1928-29;
Individual honours x
Distinctions Exeter Town Council named a street Dick Pym Close in Birchy Barton in 1988 in his honour.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 485th players (485) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 144, 28 February 1925, Wales 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Vetch Field, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, aged x years x days.
Last match No. x, aged x years x days.
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Left school and went to work for Pyne's Nurseries in Denver Road (houseboy) cleaning the knives and forks and shoes for Maria Pyne. Becoming a fisherman when he left school. After retiring, in 1931, owned a Sports and Outfitters Shop, moved in 1933, after the lease ran out. Returned to being a fisherman until the outbreak of war. Worked during WWII in a parachute factory and stayed there in charge of the section until 1953. Returned to being a salmon fisher between 1953 and 1976. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x./Ancestry

 

Dick Pym - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
3 3 - 270 6 45 min - - - 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.

 

Dick Pym - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Dick Pym - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Dick Pym - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Dick Pym - Match History
 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 23
1 144 28 February 1925 - Wales 1 England 2, Vetch Field, Swansea BC AW Start gk

Notes

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