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Dicky York

Aston Villa FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

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

1922-26

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Second Lieutenant Richard Ernest York
Born 25 April 1899 in Handsworth, Staffordshire [registered in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, June 1899].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Richard E. is the only child to Richard and Edith Mary (nee Bagley). They are living with his widowed grandmother at 5 Southfield Road in Handsworth. His father is a press tool maker.

According to the 1911 census, Richard Ernest is now the oldest of two children, the other being Robert William, living with their parents at 75 Barkes Street in Lozells area of Aston Manor. His father is a toolmaker in the glassworks.
According to York's army records, he enlisted on 8 May 1917. By 20 April 1918, he had transferred to the RAF, stated as living at 55 George Street in Lozells, Aston.

According to the 1939 register, Richard E., a master builder, and Constance G. are still married and living at 281 Burbury Street in the Lozells area of Birmingham.
Married to Constance G. Wright [registered in West Bromwich, June 1923].
Died 9 December 1969 in Handsworth, aged 70 years 228 days [registered in Birmingham, December 1969].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 0lbs [1924].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Birmingham with Handsworth Royal FC and Birchfield Rangers FC. He also played rugby with King Edward School. Joined the Army, and then the Royal Air Force, as a pilot, during the war, continuing to play football. While still playing with the works' team, he had a trial with Aston Villa FC, and signed for them in 1918. After 356 league appearances and 79 goals scored, Villa placed him on the open-to-transfer list in May 1931, and he and Arthur Dorrell were transferred to Port Vale FC on 3 June 1931 for a substantial fee. After spending a season, making 26 league appearances and scoring five goals, he joined Brierley Hill Alliance FC in 1932.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1919-20, runners-up 1923-24; Football League runners-up 1930-31;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 431st players (432) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 129, 8 April 1922, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, aged 22 years 348 days.
Last match No. 149, 17 April 1926, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 26 years 357 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1921-22, 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Schoolboy (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

He ran a Birmingham decorating and plumbling business after hanging up his boots. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.280.

 

Dicky York - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Dicky York - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 2 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 2 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -2

 

Dicky York - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 2 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 2 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 2 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -2

 

Dicky York - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 22
1 129 8 April 1922 - England 0 Scotland 1, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HL Start or
Age 26
2 149 17 April 1926 - England Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL Start or

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