Rigsby Bert Image 1 Southport 1922

Rigsby Bert Image 1 Southport 1922


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Aintree, Liverpool born inside left Bert Rigsby began his football career with Hartley’s and played for Inglewood in 1914 prior to the First World War, but after the War he signed for hometown First Division club Everton, making his Football League debut at Bradford Park Avenue in September 1919, scoring in a 2-0 victory. Rigsby scored 5 goals in 14 appearances for The Toffees during 1919-20 but left Everton to join Swansea Town in the summer of 1920 ahead of their inaugural League season in the Third Division (South), and he played in their maiden League fixture, a defeat at Portsmouth that August.

After 10 matches with Swansea across the season, Rigsby returned to Merseyside, joining Third Division (North) club Southport ahead of their first season in the League, also playing in their inaugural League fixture, a 1-1 draw with Durham City. He was a regular during their first season, but lost his place in December 1922 and played only 5 more matches for Southport before moving to non league Burscough Rangers in the summer of 1923 after 10 goals in 55 appearances for The Sandgrounders. He joined Marine in 1924 and returned to play for Hartley’s in 1925, his final known club.

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