Death, Billy

Birth Date

13th November 1899


Rotherham, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Billy Death played for Exeter City between 1928 and 1930. He joined the club from Sunderland and later played for Gillingham whilst also appearing for Rotherham, Notts County and Mansfield.

Billy signed for Exeter City from from Sunderland in September 1928. Apparently signing on a Friday, and making an overnight train trip to Exeter with manager  Dave Wilson, he made his debut the following day in the 2-0 win against Northampton Town.

Billy had commenced his career with Rotherham Town, his local club, before signing for Notts County in 1920 where he scored four goals in 21 league matches. He then moved to Mansfield Town for the 1923-24 season ahead of moving to Sunderland in the summer of 1924 for whom he was to score 14 times in 53 league starts.

Subsequently joining the Grecians, he was to spend two seasons in Devon playing 21 league games in 1928/29 (scoring five times) but just four times in the following campaign (netting once) before moving on to Gillingham and later having a second spell with Mansfield Town. 

Also appearing for Grantham, Heanor Town, Sutton Town and Nottingham City Transport, Billy died in Nottingham in 1984.


25 league games


6 league goals



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