Walsall player 273. William ‘Will’ Devey


William ‘Will’ Devey (12 April 1865 in Perry Barr, Birmingham – 10 June 1935 in Birmingham) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-forward for Small Heath (renamed from Small Heath Aliiance in 1888) in the Football Alliance and for a variety of Midlands clubs in the Football League and outside it.
He was Small Heath Alliance’s leading scorer for their first two seasons in the Football Alliance (1889–90 and 1890–91) before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers where he became their leading scorer in the next Football League season.
He was one of five brothers who all played professional football, Ted and Will for Small Heath and Jack, Harry and Bob for Aston Villa. Another brother, Abel, was a cricketer with Staffordshire.

Youth career
Clarendon Montrose
Wellington Town
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1884–1885 Aston Unity
1885–1891 Small Heath 40 (35)
1891–1892 Wolverhampton Wanderers 41 (17)
1892–1894 Aston Villa 10 (2)
1894–1895 Walsall Town Swifts 21 (7)
1895–1896 Burton Wanderers 22 (7)
1896–1897 Notts County 14 (3)
1897 Walsall 11 (6)
1897–1898 Burton Wanderers
1898 Walsall 0 (0)
1898 Darlaston
1898–1899 Small Heath 2 (1)
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