Blore, Vince

Birth Date

25th February 1907


Uttoxeter, Staffordshire



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Vince Blore played a handful of games for Exeter City in 1938/39. He joined the club from Crystal Palace and had previously appeared for Aston Villa, Derby County and West Ham United. 

Exeter City had to pay a small fee for Vince when they signed the experienced custodian from Crystal Palace in the summer of 1938. He had spent two seasons at Palace making 33 league appearances.

Son of a baker and grocer he was playing in local football with Uttoxeter Amateurs, and then Burton Town, when his big chance came when signing for Aston Villa in 1932. But it was not until moving to Derby County a year later that he made his Football League debut as he went on to play in 15 games. Vince then joined West Ham United in 1935 and added a further nine league outings for the Hammers before switching across London to Crystal Palace.

On arriving at Exeter City the keeper found it difficult to oust regular number one Henry Church and had to be content with reserve team football after making his debut in a 4-4 draw against Crystal Palace on 14 November 1938, one of four matches he was to play for Exeter.

Vince later became a sports teacher at Ewell County Secondary School and died in Surrey on 16 January 1997.





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