Norman Kirby Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Norman Kirby
  • Born: June 24th, 1908 (Cockfield, County Durham)

Career

  • Position: Inside Left
  • Signed: November 2nd, 1933
  • First Manager: Billy McCandless
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    168 first team competitive appearances
    25 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Bury, Lisburn Distillery, Swindon Town


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1933-34 25 5 - - - -
1934-35 27 3 - - - -
1935-36 38 4 1- - -
1936-37 29 7 - - - -
1937-38 24 5 - - - -
1938-39 21 1 - - - -
1939-40 4-1-21-
TOTAL 168 25 2-21-

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Norman Kirby played for a host of lower English clubs such as Cockfield St Mary’s in 1924, Raby United and Evenwood Town in 1925, West Auckland Town in 1926, Shildon and Cockfield in 1927 before he joined Stockport County as an amateur in early 1928.

The next season, Kirby joined First Division Bury in December. The season after, he struggled to break into the first team and in the summer of 1930, he joined Swindon Town for £75.

Kirby aged 68 games, scoring 10 goals over two seasons for Bury before joining Distillery (Now Lisburn Distillery) in Northern Ireland.

Norman then signed for Dundee in 1933 for what was described as a substantial fee. Originally a forward, he soon found himself playing at right back.

The same year of Kirby signing, there was rumours that clubs such as Newcastle United were looking at the Englishman and an offer of £5,000 was placed but manager Billy McCandless laughed off these claims by also claiming if he keeps playing the way he has, he will be worth a lot more.

With the outbreak of Second World War, this ended his football career.

He spent 7 seasons at Dens Park, making 168 appearances.

Debut

November 4th, 1933
Dundee 2 - 3 Motherwell

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 15624- --
Scottish Cup 121- --
Totals: 16825- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 02/09/39 Division Two vs. Morton (A) 1 - 1
 26/08/39 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1
 19/08/39 Division Two vs. Airdrie (A) 4 - 2
 12/08/39 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H) 5 - 1
 29/04/39 Division Two vs. Montrose (A) 5 - 5

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 03/12/38 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H) 3 - 0
 15/01/38 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0
 08/01/38 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 1 - 3
 04/09/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H) 4 - 1
 25/08/37 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 1 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 02/09/39 Division Two vs. Morton (A)  1 - 1
 26/08/39 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 19/08/39 Division Two vs. Airdrie (A)  4 - 2
 12/08/39 Division Two vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 1
 29/04/39 Division Two vs. Montrose (A)  5 - 5
 15/04/39 Division Two vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 1
 08/04/39 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (A)  1 - 1
 01/04/39 Division Two vs. Dunfermline (H)  7 - 1
 18/03/39 Division Two vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 0
 11/03/39 Division Two vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 04/03/39 Division Two vs. East Stirling (A)  5 - 3
 25/02/39 Division Two vs. Leith (H)  7 - 0
 18/02/39 Division Two vs. King's Park (H)  3 - 0
 08/02/39 2nd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 1
 04/02/39 2nd Round vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 0
 28/01/39 Division Two vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  5 - 0
 14/01/39 Division Two vs. Airdrie (A)  6 - 3
 03/01/39 Division Two vs. Edinburgh C (1931) (A)  4 - 1
 31/12/38 Division Two vs. Morton (H)  2 - 1
 24/12/38 Division Two vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 17/12/38 Division Two vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 4
 10/12/38 Division Two vs. Forfar (A)  1 - 2
 03/12/38 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  3 - 0
 26/11/38 Division Two vs. Montrose (H)  5 - 0
 19/11/38 Division Two vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 2
 22/01/38 1st Round vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 4
 15/01/38 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 08/01/38 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 3
 03/01/38 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 01/01/38 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 25/12/37 Division One vs. Morton (H)  2 - 2
 27/11/37 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 2
 20/11/37 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  3 - 4
 13/11/37 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 4
 06/11/37 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 30/10/37 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 4
 23/10/37 Division One vs. Partick (H)  5 - 3
 16/10/37 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 09/10/37 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 6
 04/10/37 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 1
 18/09/37 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 18/09/37 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 4
 14/09/37 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 3
 11/09/37 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 2
 04/09/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 1
 28/08/37 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 25/08/37 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 0
 21/08/37 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 1
 14/08/37 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 0
 24/04/37 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 0
 19/04/37 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 12/04/37 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 2
 10/04/37 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 4
 03/04/37 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 1
 27/03/37 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 20/03/37 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 3
 06/03/37 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 03/03/37 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/37 3rd Round vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 0
 20/02/37 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 1
 13/02/37 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 06/02/37 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 2
 03/02/37 1st Round vs. East Stirling (H)  4 - 1
 16/01/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 3
 09/01/37 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/37 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/37 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 26/12/36 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 2
 19/12/36 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 12/12/36 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 4
 05/12/36 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 28/11/36 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  3 - 2
 17/10/36 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 10/10/36 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 4
 22/08/36 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 1
 19/08/36 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 15/08/36 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 08/08/36 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 25/04/36 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 3
 18/04/36 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 0
 11/04/36 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 28/03/36 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 21/03/36 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 14/03/36 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 1
 07/03/36 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 29/02/36 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 4
 26/02/36 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 3
 22/02/36 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 1
 15/02/36 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 18/01/36 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  1 - 2
 11/01/36 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 04/01/36 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 02/01/36 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 3
 01/01/36 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 21/12/35 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 14/12/35 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  2 - 2
 07/12/35 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 30/11/35 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 23/11/35 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 1
 16/11/35 Division One vs. Partick (H)  3 - 3
 09/11/35 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 3
 02/11/35 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 4
 26/10/35 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 19/10/35 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 12/10/35 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 07/10/35 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  3 - 2
 05/10/35 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 28/09/35 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 21/09/35 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 4
 14/09/35 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 3
 07/09/35 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/08/35 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 5
 28/08/35 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 2
 24/08/35 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 4
 17/08/35 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  6 - 4
 10/08/35 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 2
 30/03/35 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 3
 23/03/35 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  0 - 2
 16/03/35 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 09/03/35 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 0
 02/03/35 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 2
 23/02/35 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 16/02/35 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 02/02/35 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 2
 26/01/35 1st Round vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 19/01/35 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 12/01/35 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  4 - 1
 05/01/35 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 02/01/35 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 5
 29/12/34 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  5 - 0
 13/10/34 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 06/10/34 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 01/10/34 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 29/09/34 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 2
 22/09/34 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 15/09/34 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 4
 12/09/34 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  3 - 0
 08/09/34 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 01/09/34 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 24/08/34 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 2
 22/08/34 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 18/08/34 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 1
 11/08/34 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 2
 21/04/34 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 3
 07/04/34 Division One vs. Partick (A)  1 - 1
 31/03/34 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 24/03/34 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 17/03/34 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 0
 10/03/34 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 1
 03/03/34 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 24/02/34 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 17/02/34 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 2
 03/02/34 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 27/01/34 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 6
 20/01/34 1st Round vs. King's Park (A)  1 - 0
 13/01/34 Division One vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 3
 06/01/34 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 3
 02/01/34 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 6
 01/01/34 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 30/12/33 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 3
 23/12/33 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0
 16/12/33 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 09/12/33 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 02/12/33 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 2
 25/11/33 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 3
 18/11/33 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0
 11/11/33 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 4
 04/11/33 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 3

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 03/12/38 Division Two vs. St Bernard's (H)  3 - 0
 15/01/38 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 08/01/38 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 3
 04/09/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  4 - 1
 25/08/37 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 0
 21/08/37 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 1
 12/04/37 Division One vs. Partick (H)  2 - 2
 13/02/37 2nd Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 0
 16/01/37 Division One vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 3
 26/12/36 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  2 - 2
 19/12/36 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 3
 05/12/36 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 1
 28/11/36 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  3 - 2
 07/03/36 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 26/10/35 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  6 - 1
 19/10/35 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 14/09/35 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 3
 22/09/34 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  2 - 1
 22/08/34 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 11/08/34 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 2
 17/03/34 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 0
 01/01/34 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 09/12/33 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 2
 25/11/33 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 3
 18/11/33 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 0

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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