In the start of a new weekly series, we look at the men who define Gloucester City, our first inductee is…\r\n\r\nReginald (Reg) William WEAVER\r\n\r\nHis goal scoring exploits are the stuff of Gloucester City folklore, with 103 goals in 84 appearances Reg Weaver has the best scoring rate in the history of the football club.\r\n

Reg Weaver (from The Citizen)

\r\nArguably one of the finest footballers ever to grace a Gloucester City line-up, Weaver played for Chelsea in the First Division and along with spells at Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County, scoring 61 goals in the Football League in 119 appearances.\r\n\r\nDuring his four seasons at Stamford Bridge the club were promoted and consolidated a top division place, and arguably his finest moments for the West London club came on a South American tour in 1929.\r\n\r\nThe striker played in some of the world’s greatest stadia; including on the land of the Maracana in Rio De Janeiro, then a Horse Racing arena, the El Monumental in Buenos Aires and participated in one of the first ever matches at the Estadio Centenario, home of the soon-to-be World Champions Uruguay and host of the 1930 World Cup final.\r\n\r\nStints at Bradford City, Chesterfield and a return to Newport County followed before the Somerset native joined local side Bath City, where he once scored nine goals in one game against Devizes Town.\r\n\r\nAfter two years in Bath he moved to join Gloucester City where he scored 67 goals in his debut season, including 10 hat-tricks. The Second World War split his time at the club, including a brief spell at Cheltenham Town, before returning for a final spell at the age of 41. He finished his career at the company he worked for, Rotol.\r\n\r\nBorn on the 14th September 1905 in Clutton, Somerset, he died in Gloucester aged 64.\r\n\r\nHe remains one of only three men to score over 100 goals for Gloucester City and is undoubtedly one of the finest forwards to ever play for the club.\r\n\r\nCareer Stats\r\nDebut – 28/08/1937 v Birmingham ‘A’ (H), Won 4-1 (scored four)\r\nFinal – 16/11/1946 v Worcester City (H), Lost 4-6 (scored two)\r\n1937/38 39 apps 67 gls\r\n1938/39 42 apps 33 gls\r\n1946/47 3 apps 3 gls\r\nTOTAL 84 apps 103 gls\r\nClub Record:\r\nLlanhilleth United, 1926-27, Newport County (23-13), 1927-28 Wolverhampton Wanderers (50-29), 1928-31 Chelsea (20-8), 1932 Bradford City (8-3), 1932-33 Chesterfield (11-2), 1934 Newport County (29-8), Bath City, Gloucester City, Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City, Rotol AFC.

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