Oldacre, Percy

Birth Date

25th October 1892





Biographical Text

Percy Oldacre, from the Potteries and having most recently played for Stoke after having served in France, played in the Southern League for Exeter City in 1919/1920 before leaving to play for Castleford Town.  He later appeared in the Football League for Sheffield United and several other clubs. 

Percy started in Sunday School football in Stoke-on-Trent before joining Etruria Village and having a brief pre-war spell on the books of Aston Viila. Seeing wartime service with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Germany, he enjoyed great success in army football whilst also turning out in wartime games for Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke prior to signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1919. 

Making a goalscoring debut for the Grecians in the 2-1 Southern League win over Swansea City in September 1919,  he went on to 33 league appearances (scoring eight times) during the first season of football after the Great War. Although the club's third highest scorer in the league, he was to leave St James' Park at the end of the season to play for Yorkshire League Castleford Town throughout the 1920/21 campaign.

Moving on to Sheffield United in 1921, Percy finally appeared in the Football League when he scored five goals in six appearances during a two-season stay. He then moved to Halifax Town before linking up with Crewe Alexandra in 1924 and ending his professional career with a single appearance for Port Vale in 1926. Also appearing in  semi-professional football with Hurst in the Manchester area, he died on 26 January 1970 in Stoke-on-Trent.


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