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Dick Pym

Dick Pym
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Full nameRichard Henry Pym
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Richard Henry Pym (known as Dick Pym; born Topsham, Exeter, Devon, England, 2 February 1893, died 16 September 1988) was a football player best known for being the Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper at the first ever FA Cup final to be played at Wembley Stadium in 1923.

The game, known as the White Horse Final because of the presence of a mounted white police horse at the helm of the crowd control, ended in a 2-0 win for Bolton. Pym had joined them from Exeter City two years earlier for a world record five thousand pounds.

Pym, nicknamed Pincher Pym, won further FA Cup winners medals with Bolton in 1926 and 1929 and earned three England caps. He left Bolton in 1930 to go into the non-league game.

He became the last-surviving member of the historic 1923 team and lived until he was 95, earning him the record for the longest-lived England footballer.

Category:1893 births

Category:English footballers

Category:England international footballers

Category:Association football goalkeepers

Category:People from Exeter

Category:Exeter City F.C. players

Category:Bolton Wanderers F.C. players

Category:Yeovil Town F.C. players

Category:1988 deaths

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