Billy Shergold

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Billy Shergold
Billy Shergold - Newport County FC.jpg
Personal information
Full name William Richard Shergold
Date of birth 22 January 1923
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Date of death 21 July 1968
Position(s) Inside forward
Youth career
1941 – 1947 Bishop Auckland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947 – 1956 Newport County 273 (48)
1956 – 1958 Weymouth 104 (37)
1947 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Billy Shergold (William Richard Shergold) was a Welsh professional footballer, born in Slade Street, Newport, where his Grandfather moved for work from Wiltshire in 1886,[1] a mere quarter-of-a-mile from Somerton Park, home of his future team Newport County. An inside-forward,[2] he joined Newport County in 1947 from Bishop Auckland. He went on to make 273 Football League appearances for Newport County scoring 48 goals, at the time Newport County were playing in Division 4 (North)[2] and 3rd Division (South).[3] He is the 7th longest serving member of Newport County.[4] In 1956 he joined Weymouth[5] with 104 appearances and 37 goals in two years.[6]

On 29 Mar 1947 Billy Shergold played for Wales against England in a friendly in Newport.[7] England won the match 2–1.

On Monday 8 May 1967 a testimonial match took place at Newport County, for the Billy Shergold Testimonial Fund.[8]


  1. ^ "1911 Wales Census". 1911 Wales Census. Class: RG14, Piece: 31983, Schedule Number: 250.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Football Statistics".
  3. ^ "Colchester united FC Data".
  4. ^ "Humans Footballers Statistics".
  5. ^ Newport County A-Z of transfers
  6. ^ "Waymouth FC Archive".
  7. ^ "Scottish Football Archive" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Billy Shergold Testimonial Match Programme".

External links[]

  • Billy Shergold at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
Billy Shergold and Newport County FC 1955

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