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Ernest Darby

Full name: Ernest William Darby
Birthdate: 20.03.1886
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Goalkeeper
Joined from: Leicester Nomads
Signed by: George Johnson
Nationality: England
First game: Hull City, 14.04.1910
Last game: Leeds City, 30.04.1910
Games: 4
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Darby was a Leicester-born goalkeeper who played locally at amateur level but who often featured for Fosse's reserve side. He had to wait for his go at first-team football, however, and featured four times for the Foxes as a veteran between the sticks at the end of the 1909-10 season.

Fosse goalkeepers Jonty Starbuck and Horace Bailey were both absent at the tail-end of the season as the club's push for promotion came to a poor end with a nine-game run without success. Darby wasn't to blame however, and he got some praise from the local media for his four performances.

He'd announced his retirement in 1911 following a couple of amateur tours abroad and took up a business venture. Darby was also a keen cricketer, playing for over 30 years with Clarendon Park CC.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1909-10 Division Two (old)4 0- -- -- -- - 4 0
Total 4 0- -- -- -- - 4 0


1 14.04.1910 1 - 2 Hull City (A) Division Two (old)
2 16.04.1910 0 - 2 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
3 25.04.1910 0 - 3 Leyton Orient (A) Division Two (old)
4 30.04.1910 1 - 1 Leeds City (A) Division Two (old)


Club Fee Date
IN  Leicester Nomads Unknown April 1910
OUT  Loughborough Corinthians Unknown September 1910
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