Digby, Derek

Birth Date

14th March 1931


Teignmouth, Devon



Biographical Text

Teignmouth-born Derek Digby played for Exeter City between 1949 and 1953. He joined the club from Dawlish Town and later played for Southampton.

Signed from Dawlish Town on amateur forms in April 1949 and as a full professional four months later, Digby spent the first two seasons at Exeter City playing for the reserve team, but his patience paid off when he made his Football League debut in a Third Division South fixture at Leyton Orient in September 1951. He went on to feature in 20 league matches that season, scoring twice.

However, he never made a regular start thereafter and in September 1953 moved to Southampton for a small fee, rejoining his former City manager, George Roughton. In two seasons with the Saints he netted two goals in 15 league matches. Released at the end of the 1954-55 season, Digby signed for Southern league side, Weymouth. He later moved to Barnstaple Town in August 1958, but was released three months later. Digby was playing for St. Lukes College in 1959-60.


Exeter City league games only






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