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Stan Rickaby

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 1
100% successful

1953

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Stanley Rickaby
Born 12 March 1924 in Stockton-on-Tees, county Durham [registered in Stockton-on-Tees, June 1924].
Married to Helene H. Riley [registered in Cleveland, June 1945].
Died 3 March 2014 in Perth, Western Australia, aged 89 years 356 days [not registered in UK].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 13st. 0lbs [1924].

Source

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

Biographies Up Over and Down Under: Stan Rickaby (Britesport Publishing, September 2003)

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in his native Stockton-on-Tees, and played junior football with the leading local non-league side, South Bank FC, from where he joined Middlesbrough during the second World War. Having been stuck in the reserve team, making only ten first team league outings, West Bromwich Albion FC signed Rickaby on 16 Februray 1950, paying a 7500 transfer fee. An injury curtailed his career after 189 league appearances and two goals. Poole Town FC signed Rickaby as a player-manager in July 1955, a position he retained until July 1959, afterwhich, he played the 1959-60 season as a player only. At the end of the season, he joined Weymouth FC for another season. Spent the 1963-64 season playing with Newton Abbot Spurs FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1953-54 (injured);
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions Captained the Great Britain Army side that beat Czechoslovakia in the war-time inter-allied association championship.

Source

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

England Career

Player number 724th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
Only match No. 283, 11 November 1953, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship and World Cup qualification match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 29 years 244 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional squad); British Championship 1953-54;
Team honours British Championship winners 1953-54;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A bad thigh injury received in the 1954 FA Cup semi-final cut short Rickaby's career. It certainly prevented him from appearing in the Final that year and missing out on a Cup medal. He gained employment with a life assurance firm in Birmingham. Afterwhich he emigrated to Australia in 1969. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.207.

 

Stan Rickaby - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 1 - 1 0 0 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.

 

Stan Rickaby - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Stan Rickaby - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Note that the 1953-54 records of the World Cup and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Stan Rickaby - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1953-54 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC/WCP 1953-54 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

Note that the 1953-54 records of the World Cup and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Stan Rickaby - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 1 full capx

Age 29
1 283 11 November 1953 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC/
WCP
HW Start 2
Age 30
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on April 22 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including Stan Rickaby.

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