52 Ernest Storey

Biography

Goalkeeper Ernest Storey was born in Birtley and, like so many of his contemporaries in Hull City’s early years, was found playing in Tyneside junior football. A statuesque figure, Ernest stood six foot two inches tall, height that would have given him advantages despite his tender years. He signed for the Tigers in October 1908 and made his debut against Wolves on the following Boxing Day, also playing the next two league games in early January against Clapton Orient and Leeds City. He remained on the Tigers’ books for another season and a half but did not make further first team appearances.

In the 1910 close season Storey returned to the North East and signed for North Eastern League side Spennymoor United. By December 1911 his form was clearly sufficient to once again attract the attention of senior clubs and he joined Bradford City. Eight months at Valley Parade yielded a further three league appearances, his first coming in March 1912. He signed for Belfast Distillery in July 1912 and a year later ticked off another home country, joining Swansea Town after a brief trial at Blyth Spartans. After a season with the Swans his footballing trail runs cold and soon World War One intervened. He returned to his Gateshead roots where he died in August 1954.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: Quarter 1, 1888, Birtley
Hull City First Game: 26 December 1908, Wolverhampton Wanderers A (Division Two), 19 years old
Hull City Final Game: 9 January 1909, Leeds City H (Division Two), 19/20 years old

Clubs

Birtley FC, Shildon Athletic, Hull City (1908-1910), Spennymoor United (1910-1911), Bradford City (1911-1912), Distillery (1912-1913), Swansea Town (1913-1914)

Hull City Record

Career: 3 apps, 0 goals

Ernest Storey
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