Jeffries, Alf

Birth Date

22nd September 1915


Bishop Auckland , Durham



Biographical Text

Alf Jeffries was a wartime guest player for Exeter City during 1944/45 when, as the situation eased, a number of games were organised to constitute the first football played by the club since 1939. He had appeared for Bradford City and Derby County in the Football League in the 1930s prior to signing for Sheffield United just before the outbreak of war.  

Having played in his native County Durham for Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare and Willington, Alf’s first professional club was Norwich City who he joined in 1934. Never making the league side during his time in Norfolk, he moved to Bradford City in 1935 where he netted 11 goals in 55 league games. He then switched to Derby County in 1936 (one goal in 15 league appearances) before linking up with Sheffield United on the eve of war in 1939. He was to later feature for Basingstoke town after the war.

A guest player for Exeter City in 1944/45, Alf is recorded as having played for the Grecians in a 6-2 win at Yeovil in February 1945.

He died in Nottinghamshire 2004.



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