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Billy Wragg

Full name: William Wragg
Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Lenton, Nottingham
Position: Right-back
Joined from: Nottingham Forest
Signed by: George Johnson
Nationality: England
First game: Blackpool, 01.04.1899
Last game: Walsall, 24.11.1900
Games: 53
Goals: 5
Player Profile

Billy was a Nottinghamshire-born versatile defender who arrived at City in March 1899 for a near-two year spell, playing over 50 games in all competitions and even pitching in with five goals.

He made his name with Nottingham Forest and was a key player in their 1898 FA Cup success before moving on to Fosse the following season as a part of a deal that also brought Tom Bradshaw to the club.

He was primarily a right-back but could, and did, play across the back line during his time at the club. That came to an end in January 1901 when he moved on to Birmingham, then known as Small Heath, but he couldn't hold down a regular starting role. Moves to Watford, Hinckley Town, Chesterfield and Brighton, amongst others, followed.

Interestingly, Wragg actually turned to acting for a brief spell and co-starred in one production alongside Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, before they reached their worldwide fame.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1898-99 Division Two (old)4 0- -- -- -- - 4 0
1899-00 Division Two (old)34 54 0- -- -- - 38 5
1900-01 Division Two (old)11 0- -- -- -- - 11 0
Total 49 54 0- -- -- - 53 5

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 01.04.1899 2 - 2 Blackpool (A) Division Two (old)
2 03.04.1899 2 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
3 15.04.1899 2 - 2 Manchester United (A) Division Two (old)
4 22.04.1899 4 - 1 New Brighton Tower (H) Division Two (old)
5 02.09.1899 2 - 0 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
6 09.09.1899 1 - 0 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old) 1
7 16.09.1899 1 - 0 Burton Swifts (H) Division Two (old)
8 23.09.1899 0 - 0 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
9 25.09.1899 2 - 1 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
10 30.09.1899 2 - 0 Port Vale (H) Division Two (old)
11 14.10.1899 4 - 1 Middlesbrough (H) Division Two (old)
12 21.10.1899 0 - 0 Chesterfield (A) Division Two (old)
13 28.10.1899 3 - 1 Wellingborough (H) FA Cup Q3
14 04.11.1899 2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) Division Two (old)
15 11.11.1899 2 - 0 Loughborough Town (A) Division Two (old) 1
16 25.11.1899 0 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division Two (old)
17 27.11.1899 3 - 1 Burton Swifts (A) FA Cup Q4
18 02.12.1899 0 - 2 Lincoln City (A) Division Two (old)
19 09.12.1899 6 - 1 Hucknall Portland (A) FA Cup Q5
20 16.12.1899 2 - 2 New Brighton Tower (A) Division Two (old)
21 23.12.1899 3 - 0 Grimsby Town (H) Division Two (old)
22 25.12.1899 5 - 0 Loughborough Town (H) Division Two (old)
23 27.12.1899 2 - 1 Walsall (H) Division Two (old)
24 30.12.1899 0 - 0 Arsenal (H) Division Two (old)
25 06.01.1900 2 - 1 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
26 13.01.1900 0 - 2 Burton Swifts (A) Division Two (old)
27 20.01.1900 2 - 2 Luton Town (H) Division Two (old)
28 27.01.1900 0 - 1 Sheffield United (A) FA Cup 1
29 03.02.1900 2 - 0 Port Vale (A) Division Two (old)
30 17.02.1900 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (A) Division Two (old)
31 24.02.1900 2 - 2 Chesterfield (H) Division Two (old)
32 03.03.1900 0 - 3 Gainsborough Trinity (A) Division Two (old)
33 10.03.1900 0 - 0 Bolton Wanderers (H) Division Two (old)
34 24.03.1900 2 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division Two (old)
35 31.03.1900 0 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division Two (old)
36 07.04.1900 2 - 0 Lincoln City (H) Division Two (old)
37 13.04.1900 2 - 3 Manchester United (A) Division Two (old) 1
38 14.04.1900 1 - 4 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old)
39 16.04.1900 5 - 0 Gainsborough Trinity (H) Division Two (old) 2
40 17.04.1900 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
41 21.04.1900 1 - 2 New Brighton Tower (H) Division Two (old)
42 28.04.1900 1 - 6 Grimsby Town (A) Division Two (old)
43 01.09.1900 2 - 2 Stockport County (H) Division Two (old)
44 29.09.1900 1 - 0 Manchester United (H) Division Two (old)
45 01.10.1900 1 - 0 Burton Swifts (A) Division Two (old)
46 06.10.1900 1 - 3 Glossop (A) Division Two (old)
47 13.10.1900 1 - 0 Middlesbrough (H) Division Two (old)
48 20.10.1900 0 - 0 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
49 27.10.1900 0 - 0 Port Vale (H) Division Two (old)
50 03.11.1900 1 - 2 Arsenal (A) Division Two (old)
51 10.11.1900 0 - 0 New Brighton Tower (A) Division Two (old)
52 17.11.1900 1 - 1 Burnley (H) Division Two (old)
53 24.11.1900 0 - 2 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Nottingham Forest Unknown March 1899
OUT  Birmingham City Unknown January 1901
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