103 Cecil Potter

Biography

Experienced inside forward Potter had a single season at Hull City in 1919/20, having been involved in the war effort in the Hull area during previous years.

Cecil Bertram Potter’s time at City was not especially noteworthy, but he was a prominent football man later in his career. Born in Sussex, Potter was a free scoring forward for Southern League side Norwich City prior to World War One. Whn Potter left City in 1920 he joined Hartlepools United as player, secretary and manager – quite the polymath! He was manager at Pools when they were elected to the Football League in 1921.

In 1922 he was appointed first team manager at Derby County and three years later he moved again to manage Huddersfield Town, succeeding legendary manager Herbert Chapman who had moved to Arsenal. Potter piloted the Terriers to win the First Division championship in 1925/26, the club’s third consecutive title. In December 1926 he left the Terriers to rejoin his first club Norwich City, whom he managed until 1929.

Potter died in October 1975.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 14 November 1888, West Hoathly
Hull City First Game: 30 August 1919, Birmingham City A (Division Two), 30 years, 289 days old
Hull City Final Game: 1 May 1920, Rotherham County A (Division Two), 31 years, 169 days old

Clubs

Melton, Ipswich Town (1910-1911), Norwich City (1911-1915), Hull City (1919-1920), Hartlepools United (1920-1922)

Hull City Record

Career: 10 apps, 0 goals

Cecil Potter
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