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Real Name: Walter Briggs
Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Born: 29/11/1922 (Middlesbrough)
Died: 10/01/1990 (Middlesbrough)

Educated at Marton Grove he was goalkeeper for Middlesbrough boys and Yorkshire boys and had trials for the England schoolboys team.

Having served in the RAF for four-and-a-half years (and playing for the RAF in Malta) he joined Cochranes works team after being prevailed upon to play in borrowed boots and a Jersey over his demob suit. He attracted Middlesbrough’s attention after he played in the local cup-tie at Ayresome Park and he was immediately given his chance against Grimsby town.

At Southport his opportunities were restricted because of Wilf Birkett’s consistency but he commanded a regular place at hartlepools for 2 years making 45 appearances.

Latterly he worked for 37 years at ICI before retiring in 1977.

He died in mysterious circumstances in 1990 the coroner returning an open verdict.




Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1948/1949 400
Total 4 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/01/1949 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4
22/01/1949 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
27/12/1948 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2
25/12/1948 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 0