Gilbert Alsop

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Gilbert Alsop
Personal information
Full name Gilbert Arthur Alsop[1]
Date of birth (1908-09-10)10 September 1908
Place of birth Frampton Cotterell, England
Date of death 1992
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923?–1929 Bath City ?
1929–1931 Coventry City 16 (4)
1931–1935 Walsall 160 (126)
1935–1937 West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
1937–1938 Ipswich Town 9 (2)
1938–1948 Walsall 38 (26)
1942–1943 Dumbarton (guest)[2] 2 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Gilbert Alsop (10 September 1908[3] – 16 April 1992) was an English professional footballer.

Early career

Alsop was born in Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire.[3] After leaving school, he signed for Latteridge F.C. for a time, before signing professionally for Bath City F.C. in August 1923. In December 1929 he moved to Coventry City for two seasons, making 16 league appearances and scoring four times.

Walsall and WBA

In September 1931 he started the first of two spells at Walsall F.C., and in 1933 he scored the opening goal as Walsall shocked Arsenal in the FA Cup.[4]

After Walsall, he moved to West Bromwich Albion in November 1935 for two seasons, but his first team opportunities were severely limited by the form of W. G. Richardson and Harry 'Popeye' Jones. His only league appearance for the club was against Huddersfield Town in a Division One match, in November 1935.[5]

Ipswich and return to Walsall

Alsop signed for Ipswich Town in May 1937, and he scored 30 goals in 39 senior matches. He returned to Walsall in October 1938, and made over 100 war-time appearances, and eventually retired in May 1948.[4]


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