4 May 1884|
Morpeth, Northumberland, England
1946 (age 61)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Bumphrey was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, and played for Ashington Alliance before joining Birmingham in August 1908. A heavily built man, he was a strong tackler, though "a little wild", and headed the ball well despite being only 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall. He made his debut in the Second Division on 31 December 1908, playing at inside left in a 1–1 draw away to Burnley. For the next couple of seasons he played sporadically, always in the forward line, until becoming a regular in the side at wing half. He made 143 appearances in all competitions for Birmingham in seven years, before moving back to his native north-east when the Football League suspended during the First World War.
References[edit | edit source]
- England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.
- Matthews, p. 155.
- Matthews, pp. 155–58.
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