On This Day – 24th September

On this Day in 1955 Ray Rimmer becomes the youngest ever Football League player for the club.

On This day in 1955, Ray Rimmer makes his debut at 17yrs and 49 days, the youngest ever Football League player for the club.

In an often forgotten foreshadowing of what was to come years later, the game was also marked by the alarming sight of smoke being seen to come from one of the stands.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 24/09/1955
Attendance: 3949

Southport Line-Up: Ray MinshullAllan ParkinsonWillie RobertsonWally TaylorDon HunterAlf BarrattAndy McLarenBill BeadnellBobby McIlvennyRay RimmerBill Holmes  
Goals: Bobby McIlvennyAndy McLaren

Players Born On This Day

Year of BirthName
1904Bob Taylor
1923Ken Burns
1933Tony Reeson
1976Lee Elam
1978Neil Fitzhenry

Players Who Died On This Day

Year of DeathName
1998Frank Curran

Transfers on this Day

2011Vinny MukendiFrom MACCLESFIELD TOWN (Loan)