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Shirley Abbott
Born (1889-02-10)10 February 1889
Alfreton, England
Died 26 September 1947(1947-09-26) (aged 58)[1]
Portsmouth, England

Shirley Wray Abbott (10 February 1889 – 26 September 1947) was an English professional football wing half who captained Chesterfield and Portsmouth in the Football League.[2][3][4] He also played league football for Queens Park Rangers and Derby County and after his retirement he returned to Chesterfield to serve as first team trainer between 1928 and 1939.[2][4][5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Shirley served in the Middlesex and London Regiments during the First World War and ended the war as a sergeant in the Royal Sussex Regiment.[6] He died of cancer in 1947.[4]

Honours[edit | edit source]

Portsmouth

Chesterfield

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Club Season League FA Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Derby County 1911–12[10] Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Portsmouth 1920–21[11] Third Division South 23 3 0 0 23 3
1921–22[11] 39 0 2 0 41 0
1922–23[11] 34 0 2 0 36 0
Total 96 3 4 0 100 3
Queens Park Rangers 1923–24[12] Third Division South 12 0 0 0 12 0
Chesterfield 1924–25[7] Third Division North 27 1 2 0 3[lower-alpha 1] 1 32 2
1925–26[8] 41 1 3 0 3[lower-alpha 2] 0 47 1
1926–27[9] 30 3 2 0 3[lower-alpha 2] 0 35 3
1927–28[13] 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Total 107 5 8 0 9 1 124 6
Career total 216 8 12 0 9 1 237 9
  1. 2 appearances in Derbyshire Senior Cup, 1 appearance and 1 goal in Chesterfield Hospital Senior Cup
  2. 2.0 2.1 1 appearance in Derbyshire Senior Cup, 1 appearance in Chesterfield Hospital Senior Cup, 1 appearance in Wilson Hospital Senior Cup

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Chesterfield FC: Player-based information – 1921–2018". https://www.cfchistory.com/2018-Update/Football%20League-1.xlsx. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 5. ISBN 190589161X. 
  3. Neasom, Mike; Cooper, Mick; Robinson, Doug (28 August 1984) (in English). Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club (Reprint ed.). Portsmouth: Milestone Publications. ISBN 9780903852500. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Shirley Abbott | Chesterfield | Club | Past Players | Past Players". http://www.chesterfield-fc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/PastPlayersDetail/0,,10435~73267,00.html. 
  5. "Abbott Shirley Image 3 Portsmouth 1920" (in en-GB). http://vintagefootballers.com/product/abbott-shirley-image-3-portsmouth-1920/. 
  6. "Shirley Wray Abbott | Service Record | Football and the First World War" (in en-US). Football and the First World War. http://www.footballandthefirstworldwar.org/shirley-abbott-service-record/. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1924–25". http://www.cfchistory.com/Stats%20&%20records/line-ups/1921-1931/1924-5.xlsx. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1925–26". http://www.cfchistory.com/Stats%20&%20records/line-ups/1921-1931/1925-6.xlsx. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1926–27". http://www.cfchistory.com/Stats%20&%20records/line-ups/1921-1931/1926-7.xlsx. 
  10. "Shirley Abbott". https://www.11v11.com/players/shirley-abbott-43234/. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "PompeyRama – Pompey By Player – Shirley Abbott". http://pompeyrama.com/pompey-fc-players-833-Shirley-Abbott.html. 
  12. "QPRnet – Seasonal Stats – Files – 1923–24". http://www.qprnet.com/uploads/1/2/0/8/120823999/qpr1923.xls. 
  13. "Sky is Blue – Chesterfield FC history & statistics – Line-ups – 1927–28". http://www.cfchistory.com/Stats%20&%20records/line-ups/1921-1931/1927-8.xlsx. 

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