Gil Merrick

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Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 2010 (88)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1922
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 2010 (88)

About

One of England's best goalkeepers of the 1940s and '50s, he spent more than two decades with Birmingham City.

Before Fame

He signed with Birmingham at age 18 after being scouted in a trial game. He was the team's third-choice keeper to start his career.

Trivia

He helped Birmingham reach to FA Cup final in 1956 and played internationally in 23 matches, winning 11 of them.

Family Life

He was born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, his father a sheet metal worker who played for Birmingham semi-professionally.

Associated With

Jack Bultland later became a star goalkeeper for Birmingham City.

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