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Billy Meredith
Birth: Jul. 24, 1874
Death: Apr. 17, 1958

British (Welsh) Footballer. Born in Chirk, Denbighshire, into a mining family, he began work at the age of twelve as a pony driver. In his spare time, he played for Chirk's football team and won his first Welsh Cup medal in 1894. He had a brief spell as a semi-professional with Wrexham and as a professional with Northwich Victoria, then joined Manchester City in late 1894, although he continued to work at the colliery until 1896, when City insisted that he give up the day job. Manchester City won the Second Division title twice (1899 and 1903) and, captained by Meredith, won the F.A. Cup in 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1-0. In the same year, he was voted Player of the Year. However, the following year, the Football Association accused Meredith of having bribed an Aston Villa player to lose the match. He denied this, but the F.A. banned him, and the entire City team, for a year. In 1907, after the ban was lifted, he crossed the town and signed for Manchester United. With his new club, he won two First Division championships (1908 and 1911) and, in 1909, a further F.A. Cup medal. In 1921, he crossed the town one more time and finished his playing days with Manchester City, becoming the oldest international of all time when he played for Wales at the age of 48. with the two Manchester clubs, he made 650 League appearances, played 53 F.A. Cup ties, scored almost 200 goals and played for Wales 50 times. Unfortunately, no film footage exists of him in action. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
Southern Cemetery
Metropolitan Borough of Manchester
Greater Manchester, England
Plot: Y760
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 16, 2005
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