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Came from: Bury Went to: Leicester Fosse
First game: 14 September 1904 Last game: 24 April 1905
Appearances: 14 (14/0) Goals: 5
Cox was born in Blackpool in 1883 and had a brief spell with his hometown club after starting his career with Rossendale United. In 1904 he joined Bury and played primarily for the reserves, making just 4 first team appearances. He was signed by Argyle in May 1904 and described by the club handbook as "a tall and promising centre-forward or inside-left".
Despite a sensational start to his time at Home Park, a hat-trick on his debut against Brentford, he could not secure a regular place in the team and moved on to Leicester Fosse at the end of the season. He went on to play for Accrington Stanley, Oldham Athletic, Preston North End, Dundee, Heart of Midlothian and Bradford Park Avenue.
Private William Cox died whilst serving his country on 6 November 1915, one of seven ex-Argyle players to be killed in the First World War.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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