Ted Price (footballer)

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Ted Price
Ted Price, Brentford FC footballer, 1919.jpg
Price lining up for Brentford in 1919.
Personal information
Full name Edward Price[1]
Date of birth 13 June 1883[2]
Place of birth Walsall, England
Date of death 29 December 1967(1967-12-29) (aged 84)[2]
Place of death Isleworth, England
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[3]
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Richmond Villa
Royal Army Medical Corps
1906–1908 Aldershot Depot
1908–1909 Walsall
1909–1911 Stockport County 34 (0)
1911–1912 Croydon Common 18 (0)
1912–1920 Brentford 110 (0)
1917–1918 → Wilkinsons (guest)
1920–1921 Queens Park Rangers 7 (0)
Brentford
National team
1919 Southern League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Edward Price (13 June 1883 – 29 December 1967) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Stockport County and Queens Park Rangers as a goalkeeper. He made over 100 Southern League appearances for Brentford and is a member of the club's Hall of Fame.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

A goalkeeper, Price began his career at Richmond Villa and played for the Medical Corps and Aldershot Depot representative teams while serving in the British Army.[3] While with Aldershot, he won the 1907 cup for best all-round sportsman at the barracks.[3] He returned to his native West Midlands to join hometown Birmingham & District League club Walsall in October 1908, staying with the club for ten months.[3]

Stockport County[edit]

Price moved to the Football League in August 1909, when he signed for Second Division club Stockport County.[3] He made just three appearances during 1909–10, but established himself in the first team the following season and made 34 appearances.[3] Price departed the club at the end of the 1910–11 season and made 37 appearances during his two seasons at Edgeley Park.[3]

Croydon Common[edit]

Pride moved to London and dropped back into non-League football to sign for Southern League Second Division club Croydon Common in 1911.[3] He represented the team in both the Southern League and the London Combination and made 18 and 24 appearances respectively.[3] Price left the club at the end of the 1911–12 season, having made 46 appearances for the Robins.[3]

Brentford[edit]

Price joined Southern League First Division club Brentford in 1912.[4] He had a poor 1912–13 season and conceded the goals which saw the Bees relegated to the Second Division.[5] Price was a part of the Brentford team which challenged for promotion in the 1913–14 and 1914–15 seasons, before competitive football was suspended in 1915, due to the outbreak of the First World War.[5] Price continued to play for Brentford through the war and was a part of the team which won the 1918–19 London Combination title.[3][4] He was awarded a testimonial against Millwall in September 1919 and with the resumption of competitive football, Price returned to Southern League action for the 1919–20 season.[4] He departed Griffin Park in May 1920,[4] after making 118 appearances in four competitive seasons for Brentford.[5] Price returned to Brentford in September 1921,[6] but failed to make any further competitive appearances for the club.[5] He was posthumously inducted into the Brentford Hall of Fame in 2019.[7]

Wilkinsons (guest)[edit]

During the 1917–18 season, Price joined London Munitions League club Wilkinsons as a guest.[3]

Queens Park Rangers[edit]

Price returned to league football in May 1920, when he signed for Third Division club Queens Park Rangers.[6] He made seven appearances during the 1920–21 season and departed Loftus Road in September 1921.[3][6]

Representative career[edit]

Price played for the Southern League representative team in a match against their Irish League counterparts in November 1919.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Price spent many years in the British Army and spent five years in South Africa with the South Staffordshire Regiment.[3] He served in the Boer War and won the Queen's South Africa Medal.[3] After suffering an injury, he transferred to the Army Medical Corps.[3] After leaving the army, Price settled in Isleworth.[3] He was rejected for active service in the First World War.[5]

Honours[edit]

Brentford

Individual

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 1909–10[3] Second Division 3 0 0 0 0 0
1910–11[3] 31 0 3 0 34 0
Total 34 0 3 0 37 0
Croydon Common 1911–12[3] Southern League Second Division 18 0 4 0 22 0
Brentford 1912–13[5] Southern League First Division 37 0 2 0 39 0
1913–14[5] Southern League Second Division 30 0 3 0 33 0
1914–15[5] 22 0 3 0 25 0
1919–20[5] Southern League First Division 21 0 0 0 21 0
Total 110 0 8 0 118 0
Queens Park Rangers 1920–21[3] Third Division 7 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 169 0 15 0 184 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 235. ISBN 978-1905891610.
  2. ^ a b Bees Review: Brentford Official Matchday Programme vs Hull City. Milton Keynes: Regal Sports Press. 3 November 2015. p. 63.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Biographies – Ted Price" (PDF). Croydon Common FC. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 104. ISBN 1-874427-57-7.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 362–365. ISBN 0951526200.
  6. ^ a b c "Seasonal Stats – 1921–22". QPRnet. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Steve Phillips inducted in to Hall of Fame". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ Haynes 1998, p. 74.