Dick Duckworth (footballer, born 1906)

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Dick Duckworth
Personal information
Full name Richard Duckworth
Date of birth 6 June 1906
Place of birth Harpurhey, Manchester, England
Date of death 9 April 1983(1983-04-09) (aged 76)
Place of death Sheffield, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–19?? Castleton Juniors ? (?)
1925 Rochdale 0 (0)
1926 Manchester United 0 (0)
1927 Oldham Athletic 0 (0)
1929–1931 Chesterfield 89 (4)
1932 Southport 25 (1)
1932–1933 Chester 30 (0)
1934–1935 Rotherham United 46 (0)
1936–1938 York City 88 (0)
19??–19?? Newark Town ? (?)
Teams managed
19??–19?? Newark Town
1950–1952 York City
1952–1956 Stockport County
1957–1960 Darlington
1960–1964 Scunthorpe United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Richard Duckworth (6 June 1906 – 9 April 1983) was an English football player and manager.

Playing career

Duckworth was a utility player and began his career with Castleton Juniors, subsequently moving on to Rochdale, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield, Southport, Chester, Rotherham United and York City. At York, he was captain when the team reached the sixth round of the FA Cup.[1]

Managerial career

Duckworth began his managerial career as player-manager with non-league Newark Town. After working as a coach with Chesterfield, he moved to manage York City in March 1950.[2] His last game as York's manager was against Stockport County on 18 October 1952, who he had agreed to join three days earlier, and took up their managerial duties following the game.[1] After four years with the club, he joined Darlington and later Scunthorpe United. During his time at Scunthorpe he steered the club to its highest-ever league finish of 4th in Division Two in 1962. However, the club were relegated two years later, and Duckworth was sacked after a bad start to the following season. It proved to be his last role in club management.[1]

He died in Sheffield in 1983, aged 76.


Duckworth was the nephew of professional footballer Dick Crawshaw, who played in the Football League with Manchester City, Halifax Town and Nelson.[3]


As a player


Chester City

  • Welsh Cup winner: 1933

As a manager

Stockport County

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
York City England March 1950 October 1952 126 40 44 42 31.8
Stockport County England October 1952 May 1956 181 74 65 42 40.9
Darlington England October 1957 May 1960 139 50 56 33 36.0
Scunthorpe United England May 1960 November 1964 208 70 80 58 33.7


  1. ^ a b c Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). "Football League Players". Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Citizen Publications. p. 31. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2.
  2. ^ Batters, Dave (1990). "York City Managers". York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 125. ISBN 0-907969-69-0.
  3. ^ Dykes, Garth (2009). Nelson FC in the Football League. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-905891-29-0.

External links

  • Dick Duckworth management career statistics at Soccerbase
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