- Vic Mobley
Vic Mobley (born
1943 October 11) is a former professional footballer who played for Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers. Mobley was a Centre Half who made 212 League appearances in a career which lasted from 1964 to 1971, scoring eight goals. [http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player1/vicmobley.htm Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database.] Gives career statistics.] He was forced to retire at the young age of 28 through injury.
Mobley was born in
Oxford, as a youth he played for Oxford Boys, he had a trial for England Schoolboys in February 1959 before signing for Isthmian Leagueside Oxford City F.C.. Mobley quickly impressed as a strong centre half and rapidly progressed from City’s Colts side to the first team. He was spotted by Sheffield Wednesday manager Vic Buckinghamand signed for The Owls in September 1961.
Mobley signed for Wednesday as an 18 year old, primarily as an understudy to Peter Swan who was then first choice Centre Half for England national side. Mobley’s chance to play in the first team probably came quicker than expected as Swan was banned in 1964 for his part in a match fixing scandal. He made his debut on 4th April 1964 in a 1-1 away draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was an ever present in the following 1964-65 season, playing 44 games in all as Wednesday finished eighth in the league.
Mobley was called up to the England squad in late 1965 but injury problems meant he had to drop out and he never got another chance. That injury was the first of two that season, the other came in the
FA Cupsemi final against Chelsea, a match Wednesday won 2-0 at Villa Parkto reach the final. Mobley was injured after just 30 minutes, at that time substitutes were not allowed and Mobley courageously played the entire match in his injured state, having a hand in Graham Pugh‘s clinching goal. The injury meant that he missed the final against Everton being replaced by a young Sam Ellis. An injury hit 1966-67 season was followed by two season where Mobley was ever present and injury free. He was transferred to Queens Park Rangers in October 1969 for a fee of £55,000 after playing 187 league games for Wednesday (210 including cup games) and scoring eight goals. [http://www.adrianbullock.com/swfc/stats/play0418.htm Sheffield Wednesday Archive.] Gives details of Sheffield Wednesday career.] "Sheffield Wednesday, Illustrating the Greats", Michael Liversidge & Gary Mackender ISBN 0 9547264 5 6 Gives biographical details.]
Queens Park Rangers
Mobley’s time with Q.P.R. was injury plagued, he played only 25 games in two years before giving up the game on medical advice. Q.P.R. maintained that Mobley had been injured before they signed him and they took Sheffield Wednesday to court in February 1973 to claim compensation. [http://ds.dial.pipex.com/bob.dunning/thirty33.htm Yahoo Groups sixties and seventies soccer.] States Q.P.R. sued Wednesday.]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Gerald Young (footballer) — Football player infobox playername = Gerald Young fullname = Gerald Morton Young nickname = height = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1936|10|1|df=y cityofbirth = Jarrow countryofbirth = England currentclub = position = Central defender… … Wikipedia
Oxford City F.C. — Oxford City Full name Oxford City Football Club Nickname(s) The City Founded 1882 … Wikipedia
Peter Swan (footballer born 1936) — Infobox Football biography playername = Peter Swan fullname = Peter Swan nickname = height = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1936|10|8|df=y cityofbirth = South Elmsall countryofbirth = England currentclub = None position = Centre half youthyears … Wikipedia
Liste von Jazzmusikern — Abk. Instrument acc Akkordeon acl Altklarinette afl Altflöte arr Arrangement as Altsaxophon b Bass bar … Deutsch Wikipedia
Liste des joueurs de NBA — Cette liste regroupe l ensemble des joueurs ayant évolué en National Basketball Association. Les joueurs actuels, jouant en NBA sont inscrits en gras. Cette liste inclut des joueurs de la National Basketball League (NBL), de la Basketball… … Wikipédia en Français
Jazz — Para otros términos similares, véase Jazz (desambiguación). Jazz Orígenes musicales Blues, música africana, música clásica, minstrel Orígenes culturales Mediados del Siglo XIX en Estado … Wikipedia Español
Sugar Ray Robinson — Statistics Real name Walker Smith Jr. Nickname(s) Sugar Rated at Lightweight Welterweight … Wikipedia
Muse Records discography — This is the discography of the Muse label. # Artist Album title Year recorded 5001 James Moody Never Again 1972 5002 … Wikipedia
List of people from Mississippi — This is a list of famous and notable people who were born or lived in Mississippi. Activists and advocates * Curtis Conway C.C. Bryant, African American civil rights leader, (Tylertown) * James Chaney, African American civil rights worker,… … Wikipedia
Danny Kepley — Dan Kepley Date of birth: August 24, 1953 (1953 08 24) (age 58) Place of birth: Albermarle Career information Status: Retired … Wikipedia