Percy Albert Kite


Born: June 21 – 1892, in Thelwall (Cheshire), in England.
Passed away: February 18 – 1960, in Warrington (Cheshire), in England.

Position: Goalkeeper.

Height: 6’3.
Weight: 12 ‘ 9.

Career:
Thelwall.
Eccles Borough, signed, June – 1914.
Accrington Stanley.
Warrington Town.
** War time guest, Manchester City, February – 1917.
** War time guest, South Liverpool, August – 1917.
** War time guest, Liverpool.
** War time guest, Burnley, September – 1918.
Atherton.
Sheffield Wednesday, signed, June – 1920.

10 comments

  1. Does anyone have a photo of Percy Kite.
    I am trying to get a photo of every player to play a first team game for Sheffield Wednesday.
    He is one of thirteen that I am missing.

    1. Hi John,

      I have not seen any images yet, but the BNA is poorly covered just exactly when Kite had the best part of his career. I will keep an eye out for any images and let you know if I come across one.

      Kjell

      1. Thanks
        A quite a few years ago I spoke to his daughter, who was quite old at that time. Unfortunately she said that she did not have a photograph of him. She was young when he died. The team he was with just before coming to play for Wednesday has won a cup a few weeks before. I did try to get a photo of this team from Warrington library. The one they send of the team had a small goalkeeper but Percy was well over 6 foot.
        Regards
        John

    1. Hi Jonny
      I understood from his daughter that he also played for Lancashire Tools F.C. (Lyme) Trial games in the reserves for both Liverpool and Manchester United and also had a trial with Mosley. Was alway an amateur but did play about a week before coming to Sheffield Wednesday in a winning cup final for Lancashire Tools. This I think was the Lancashire Cup. Play the last game of the season 1st May 1920 in a home game v Oldham. Won 1-0.
      Did not play any other game for Wednesday and this was a trial for him.
      He then returned to play for Lancashire Tool.
      Any help with a photo would be very much appreciated.
      Regards
      John

  2. You are correct! He played for reserves (stripes) against first team (reds), 18th August 1918. Lost 6-2.

  3. Hi John.
    I think it will be difficulty to find a picture. He only played 1 game for Sheffield W., 1 for Manch C, 1 for Liverpool and 2 for Burnley.

  4. Hi Jonny
    When he played for Lancashire Tool F.C. (Lymm) they won the Altringham Amateur Cup Final in 1920 just before he had the game for Wednesday.
    I am hoping that a picture may had been taken of the winning team.
    I live in hope.
    Regards
    John

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