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Bill Cox
Born 1880
Liverpool, England
Died 6 November 1915 (aged 34–35)[1]
Birmingham, England[2]

William James Cox (1880 – 6 November 1915) was an English professional football centre forward who played in the Football League for Bury and Leicester Fosse.[3][4]

Personal life[]

Cox was the younger brother of England international forward Jack Cox.[5] Cox served as a private in the King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) at Gallipoli during the First World War.[2][6] During the campaign, Cox suffered a leg wound, and contracted fatal dysentery. He died in hospital in Birmingham on 6 November 1915.[5] He was buried in Layton Cemetery, Blackpool.[1]

Career statistics[]

Club Season League National Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Plymouth Argyle 1904–05[7] Southern League First Division 14 5 0 0 14 5
Leicester Fosse 1904–05[8] Second Division 3 0 3 0
Dundee 1906–07[4] Scottish League First Division 31 18 3 3 34 21
Heart of Midlothian 1906–07[9] Scottish League First Division 1 2 1 2
1907–08[10] 8 4 0 0 8 4
Total 9 6 0 0 9 6
Career total 57 29 3 3 60 32

References[]

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