131 Sam Ranby

Biography

Forward Sam Ranby spent five months at Hull City at the end of 1920/21 season, making just one first team appearance.

Hailing from Hull, Ranby had played local amateur football at Gilberdyke prior to joining the Tigers. He quickly returned to the local scene once let go by Hull City, playing for Reckitt’s and Selby Town. In 1925 he joined York City, a phoenix club playing in the Midland League after having reformed a few years earlier. Ranby made 160 league starts for the Minstermen before leaving in 1929 when they were elected to the Football League. He ended his career back at Selby Town.

Ranby settled in East Hull’s Garden Village and worked in a local power station. In 1946 Ranby was working as an electrican at Reckitt’s when his wife won £1,400 on the football pools, a vast sum of money at that time that would have purchased a new house with plenty of change. Ranby died in East Hull in 1958.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 29 October 1897, Hull
Hull City First Game: 21 March 1921, Sheffield Wednesday A (Division Two), 23 years, 143 days old
Hull City Final Game: 21 March 1921, Sheffield Wednesday A (Division Two), 23 years, 143 days old

Clubs

Gilberdyke, Hull City (1920-1921), Reckitt’s, Selby Town, York City (1925-1929), Selby Town

Hull City Record

Career: 1 apps, 0 goals

Sam Ranby
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