Alf Spouncer

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Alf Spouncer
Personal information
Date of birth (1877-07-01)1 July 1877
Place of birth Gainsborough, England
Date of death 31 August 1962(1962-08-31) (aged 85)
Place of death Southend, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1893-1894 Gainsborough Trinity
1895-1897 Sheffield United
1897-1910 Nottingham Forest
National team
1900 England 1 (0)
Teams managed
1923-1924 Barcelona

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

William Alfred Spouncer (1 July 1877 – 31 August 1962) was an English footballer, who played as an outside left.


Born in Gainsborough, Spouncer first played for hometown club Gainsborough Trinity during the 1893-94 season. He joined Sheffield United in October 1895,[1] where he would stay until May 1897, when he signed professionally for Nottingham Forest.[2] He won the FA Cup in 1898 and the Division Two title in 1907. After leaving Forest in 1910, and failing to find a new club, he retired the following year.

Internationally, he earned one cap for England in 1900, against Wales.[3]

Spouncer had a brief foray into management with Barcelona, taking charge of the Catalans during the 1923-24 season. He won the Campionat de Catalunya with ten wins out of ten, but in the Copa del Rey, his Barcelona side were soundly beaten 6-1 in the semi-final replay against the eventual winners, Real Unión.[4]