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Full Name: Eugene Michael Joseph Patrick Melaniphy (also known as Ted and Miffy)
Born: 05 February 1913
Came from: Finchley Went to: Cardiff City
First game: 28 March 1932 Last game: 13 April 1936
Appearances: 69 (69/0) Goals: 32
Born in Westport in Ireland, Melaniphy started out in English non-leagues with Redhill and then Finchley before Bob Jack brought him to Home Park early in 1932. He joined as an amateur but soon signed professional terms, and rapidly became known as Miffy because supporters found it difficult to pronounce his surname. In his five seasons at Home Park he was generally thought of as a reserve, but he nearly averaged a creditable goal every two games in his 69 first team appearances. He moved on to Cardiff City in December 1936, and then moved to Worcester City before returning to the League with Northampton Town in 1939, where he was only able to play three times before the Second World War interrupted the League programme. He played for York City and Tranmere Rovers in the wartime leagues but records show no further Football League appearances or clubs.
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From Michael Sugrue in Newport, Wales on 16/02/2022 ...
Thanks for the profile on Eugene Melaniphy. There are two errors in your profile. He was born on 5 Feb 1912 (and not 1913). He was born in Frenchpark, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and not Westport, Co. Mayo. A copy of his birth certificate can be found at www.irishgenealogy.ie Search for Eugene Melaniphy. (Enter Castlerea as the location and 1912 -1912 as the year range).
Eugene's father was a Police Sergeant in Royal Irish Constabulary so moved locations regularly which may help explain the confusion about birthplace. His elder brother Patrick was a boarder at St Michael's school, Hitchin, Hertfordshire in June 1921 (census). The other family members do not appear to be in England at the time.
The family did later move to Hitchin as Eugene and his brother James also attended St Michael's School, Hitchin.
Eugene was married twice. He emigrated to USA with his second wife during 1950s. He died in Chicago on 3 June 1991, aged 79.
His brother Patrick emigrated to Australia by himself in 1923, aged 16, but died from heatstroke in 1927, aged just 21.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
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