Goodfellow, Derwick

Birth Date

26th June 1914


Shilbottle, Nortumberland



Biographical Text

Derwick Goodfellow appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. A goalkeeper from Northumberland, he had played for Gateshead and Sheffield Wednesday before the war and would go on to appear for Middlesbrough afterwards. 

Derwick commenced his career with Gateshead where he signed professional in March 1935 and made 29 league appearances before moving to Sheffield Wednesday in May 1936 for whom he played a further 69 games.

Serving in the Royal Marines during the war, Derwick was stationed in the Exeter area - and lodging at 18 Halsdon Road, Exmouth - when, after playing for Depot Royal Marines in the Exeter Services League, he guested for Exeter City against Swindon Town in the Division Three South (South of the Thames) League on 1 September 1945.

Playing a total of twelve times for the Grecians up until November 1945, Derrick resumed his career with Sheffield Wednesday before appearing in 36 league games for Middlesbrough during 1947/48.

Derwick, who had three daughters (Ann, Carol and Janice), died in 2001 with his wife continuing to live in Alnwick thereafter. 





Steve Gordos

Birthdate should be 1917

Mike Blackstone

Derrick Goodfellow lodged at 18 Halsdon Road, Exmouth, whilst playing for Exeter City.

Janice Smeaton

Hi I'm Derwicks youngest daughter his year of birth was 1914

He had 3 daughters  Ann Carol and Janice his wife is still living in Alnwick

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