William Cobbold

Football, Deceased Person

1862 – 1922

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Who was William Cobbold?

William Nevill Cobbold, familiarly known as Nevill or "Nuts" Cobbold, was one of the leading footballers of the Victorian era and on several occasions a member of the England national football team. As late as 1922, at the time of his death, he could be described as "the most famous association football forward of all time", and certainly – in the words of his Times obituary – "the most individually brilliant dribbler, the player who could most often put in those thrusts that no skill could parry".

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Born
Feb 4, 1862
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Charterhouse School
Died
Apr 8, 1922
West Wratting

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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