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Arthur Rigby

Blackburn Rovers FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 4 D 0 L 1 F 23: A 6
80% successful

1927

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Arthur Rigby
Born 7 June 1900 at 39 Cromwell Street, in West Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Chorlton, September 1900].
Attended Armitage Road School, Chorlton.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, nine-month old Arthur is the youngest of four children, two daughters, then two sons, to Arthur and Scotswoman, Jane (nee Berry), They live at 39 Cromwell Street in Gorton. His father is a draper's clerk.
His school admission records confirmed his address at 39 Cromwell Street, attending Armitage Road School between 16 July 1909 and 19 July 1907.

According to the 1911 census, Arthur now has a younger brother and is one of five, all stil at home with their parents, still at 39 Cromwell Street. His father is still a draper's ledger.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur is married to Mary M. and is an assistant storekeeper, living at 4 Walford Avenue in Crewe.

Married to Mary May Rape, on 22 July 1926 at Manor Row Register Office in Bradford [registered in Bradford, September 1926]. Miss Rape was living in Planetrees Street in Allerton area of Bradford. They were married by special license.
Died 25 March 1960, aged 59 years 292 days [registered in Crewe, Cheshire, June 1960].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. [1921]. 5' 8", 11st. [1928].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his junior football as a goalkeeper in the Manchester district before joining Stockport County FC and then Crewe Alexandra FC in 1919, where he was converted from goalkeeper to outside-left. Bradford City FC signed Rigby on 3 March 1921 for 1200. Years later, Sheffield Wednesday FC attempted to obtain the signature of Rigby in March 1925, even offfering Norman Winn in the deal. However, after 121 league appearances and 21 goals, Blackburn Rovers FC paid a 2500 transfer fee for Rigby on 23 April 1925 and also arranged a friendly match, which was played on 29 April 1926. Rigby scored 42 goals in 156 league outings. On 22 November 1929, Everton FC then signed him for 2000. After scoring eleven goals in 42 league appearances, Middlesbrough FC obtained two players from Goodison Park on 6 May 1932, Rigby and George Martin. Then Clapton Orient FC signed Rigby on 18 August 1933. He returned to Crewe Alexandra FC on 9 August 1935, retiring at the end of the 1936-37 season.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1927-28; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1928; Football League Division Two winners 1930-31; Division One Champions 1931-32; Welsh Cup winners 1935-36, 1936-37;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 517th players (520) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 153, 2 April 1927, Scotland 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 26 years 299 days.
Last match No. 158, 28 November 1927, England 1 Wales 2, a British Championship match at Turf Moor, Brunshaw Bottom, Burnley, aged 27 years 174 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1926-27, 1927-28;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

An electrician by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.207/208.

 

Arthur Rigby - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 5 2 450 3 150 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.

 

Arthur Rigby - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 4 4 0 0 22 4 +18 0 1 5.50 1.00 100.0 +4
All 5 4 0 1 23 6 +17 0 1 4.60 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Arthur Rigby - 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 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 3 +17 0 1 6.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 23 6 +17 0 1 4.60 1.20 80.0 +3

 

Arthur Rigby - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 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 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Arthur Rigby - Match History
 

 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - five full appearance (450 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - five full appearance (450 min)x


Age 26
152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD reserve
1 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start il
2 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade DC Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW Start 29,53 il
3 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW Start il
4 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start 87 il

Age 27
5 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley BC HL Start il

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