Past local players of note
180 NOTABLE FOOTBALLERS FROM THE
SOUTH BANK AND THE GREATER ESTON AREA
AND ELLIS CUP HEROES
Highly promising goalkeeper with South Bank who assisted both Middlesbrough and Barnsley as a wartime guest. Known to all as “Sonny", He tragically lost his life as a member of a tank crew when the German army breached the dams of Holland in 1944.
Tough as teak full back who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1905 and made over a century of appearances for the club before being appointed assistant trainer. A role he filled until his death, in May 1937, at the age of 51.
Full back who served South Bank St. Peter’s until joining Bishop Auckland in 1924 along with outside right Ralph Hills. He later had a brief spell with Willington before entering league football with Barnsley in 1926 and subsequently served Swindon Town, Southport, Clapton Orient and Nelson before being employed by Firestone Tyres. Died in 1974 aged 69.
Eston born inside forward who answered to “Daisy” after a popular song of the time. Left Grangetown Athletic to join Middlesbrough in 1904 and later served Barrow, Exeter City and Portsmouth before emigrating to the United States where he passed on his skills and knowledge of the game to several fledgling organisations around the Michigan area.
Boosbeck born forward who was a member of the Eston United side defeated in the F.A. Amateur Cup final of 1909, he later appeared in league football with Middlesbrough as an amateur before turning professional with Hull City. Forced to retire through injury, he later served Hull as assistant trainer before returning to his former employment as an ironstone miner back at Eston. Died in 1965 at the age of 77.
Goalkeeper who assisted South Bank East End before turning professional with Wolves where he made six wartime appearances before assisting Stoke City, Derby County, Walsall, Northampton and York City during the Second World War. A former steelworks chemist, he served in The East Yorkshire Regiment during the hostilities and also assisted the Scottish side Peterhead whilst stationed in the region. A talented poet, Don wrote a moving tribute to Wilf Mannion which we have reproduced with his permission.
Eston born wing half who appeared with Normanby Magnesite before joining Middlesbrough in 1924. Unable to break into the first team, he left the club to join Wigan Borough, then members of the northern section of the Football League’s third division, the following year.
Grangetown born wing half who gave stirling service to Grangetown Athletic and appeared for Middlesbrough in league football whilst retaining his amateur status. A steelworker, he first represented the England amateur side in 1910 against Switzerland and won further international honours against France, Denmark and Ireland. He had a brief spell with Bishop Auckland before returning to Grangetown Athletic.
Goalkeeper who appeared in the Teesside League with South Bank St Peter’s before joining Oldham Athletic, who spotted him whilst on national service, in 1953. Transferred to Sunderland in 1957, he later served Bolton Wanderers before returning to Oldham where he ended his playing career in 1966. Later returned to Teesside where he was employed as a stevedore for many years.
Inside forward who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1921 and later gave good service to Nelson, Rotherham, York City, Wolves and Huddersfield before ending his career with Chesterfield. Later employed as a licensee, he died in September 1976 at the age of 73.
Competitive Grangetown born wing half who served Grangetown St Mary’s before joining Bradford Park Avenue in 1920. Owen was the father of well known Teesside bookmaker and sporting enthusiast Reg Boyle.
Outside right who left South Bank to join Lincoln City in 1895. Later with Stockport, Derby County, Barnsley, Bristol City, Millwall and Carlisle, he later assisted Penrith before ending his career with Monckton Athletic whilst also working as a miner at the local colliery.
Goalkeeper who, whilst playing for Cochrane’s against South Bank East End during the 1945 Ellis Cup tournament, made such an impression that he was signed by Middlesbrough on professional terms. Although finding senior opportunities limited due to the form of Scottish international Dave Cumming, he proved to be a more than useful performer with Southport, Hartlepool and Blyth Spartans. A steelworker after his football career, he died in 1990
Grangetown born right half who left Grangetown Athletic to join Leeds City in 1912 but failed to make a major impact and was released after making four league appearances for the club.
Determined, hard tackling full back who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1906 and rapidly established a regular place before being transferred to Bristol City. A former apprentice jockey, he returned to Teesside after injury had ended his playing career and became licensee of “The Navigation” at nearby North Ormesby and made a handful of appearances for Warrenby Athletic.
Centre forward born at Dormanstown in August 1921 who made three appearances for South Bank during the ill fated 1939/40 season before enlisting into the R.A.F. Stationed in Hertfordshire, he joined the local amateur side St. Albans City and signed amateur forms with Luton Town in June 1941, making 15 wartime appearances for the club. He appeared as a guest on four occasions for Manchester City and once for Liverpool before notching thirteen goals in sixteen appearances for Rotherham during the 1945/46 campaign. In May 1946 he turned professional with Manchester United and hit 22 goals in 34 league and cup games for the club before being transferred to Huddersfield in 1949. Later with Rotherham where he hit 56 goals in 73 games, he ended his league career with Exeter City before appearing in non league football with Tunbridge Wells and Biggleswade Town
North Skelton born right back who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1931 but failed to progress past the reserve side and joined Hartlepool the following year but, finding opportunities restricted, left to join Scarborough. The father of former Middlesbrough player Don Burluraux, he died in 1977 aged 65.
Utility forward and the younger brother of Jack Burton. Left Grangetown Athletic to join Middlesbrough in 1905 but found opportunities limited and left to join Cardiff City.
Centre forward who left Grangetown Athletic in 1906 to join Blackburn Rovers along with team mate Eddie Latheron and later appeared with West Ham United, Birmingham, Nelson, Cardiff City – where he won a Welsh Cup winners medal, and Southend. A steelworker, he was 28 year old when he entered league football
Scottish international wing half who starred with Manchester City and Liverpool before appearing in the Ellis Cup with Portrack Shamrocks against Cargo Fleet Home Guard whilst on wartime service as a Company Sergeant Major in the 9th
Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment who were stationed in the region. He also made a number of guest appearances for Middlesbrough and also appeared as a guest with Reading, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Brentford on occasions. Following the end of hostilities in 1945 he was appointed manager of Manchester United and, after surviving the Munich air disaster in 1958, remained in that role until 1969, leading the club to five league championships whilst also claiming the F.A. Cup twice and, in 1968, the European Cup. Knighted for his services to the game, he returned to the position of manager in 1970 and after relinquishing the position a year later was made a director of the club, a role he occupied until his death in 1994 at the age of 85.
Stockton born centre half who was employed as an apprentice fitter at I.C.I. Wilton when he left South Bank to join Sheffield Wednesday in 1952. Despite national service spent in the R.A.F. he appeared in 36 games for Wednesday before being transferred to Norwich City in 1957. A grand servant to the East Anglian side, he captained their Football League Cup winning side in 1962 and made over 300 appearances for Norwich before losing his life in a road accident on route to the clubs Carrow Road home in April 1966. He was 31 year old.
Left back who won a Northern League championship medal with South Bank in 1908 before leaving the club to join Brentford where he rapidly established a regular place. Transferred to Oldham Athletic in 1912, he had the misfortune to sustain a serious knee injury the following year, which virtually ended his playing days. Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War and later returned to the game with Blyth Spartans, Ashington and Workington before, after further injury, being forced to accept that his knee was unable to stand the strain of professional football. He was later employed at South Bank gas works.
South Bank born centre forward who left the Bankers to join Gainsborough Trinity, then a Football League club, in 1905 but failed to make an impression and made only two league appearances for the club before leaving the game.
Centre forward who had a superb goalscoring record with South Bank which included hitting ten goals in a 21-0 victory against North Skelton Rovers in 1895 before leaving the club to join Millwall. Later transferred to Nottingham Forest, he appeared in over 150 games for the club and represented England against Ireland in 1902, also appearing for the Football League before rejoining Millwall in 1904. Left the game two years later and became a London dock worker until his death in January 1937 at the age of 60.
Inside forward or wing half who left South Bank East End to join Bradford Park Avenue in 1916. Transferred to Middlesbrough in 1919, he regularly appeared in the same side as his brothers Jackie and Willie until leaving the club in 1925 to join Leicester City where he captained the side and made 179 league appearances. Later with Stockport County and Nuneaton Borough, he became manager of Cheltenham Town in 1934 and remained in that role for three years before returning to Teesside where he became licensee of "The Black Lion” at North Ormesby whilst also acting as a scout for Leicester City.
England amateur international inside forward who represented his country against Ireland in 1910 and scored both goals in a 2-0 victory. A fine marksman with an abundance of skill, he also netted the goal which won the F.A. Amateur Cup for South Bank against Oxford City in 1913 and also won a Northern League championship medal with the club. Appeared for the Bankers in the F.A. Amateur Cup final of 1910 when he appeared in the same side as his brothers Jackie and Willie and made a handful of league appearances with Middlesbrough and Sunderland whilst retaining his amateur status. He later acted as trainer of South Bank for many years.
Outside or inside right who was a member of the South Bank side that were defeated in the F.A. Amateur Cup final of 1910 before leaving his trade as a gas fitter later that year to embark upon a long and successful career with Middlesbrough. Capped twice by England, he also represented the Football League and won two second division championship medals whilst appearing for the club on 461 occasions and also appeared with Fulham as a wartime guest whilst serving in the Royal Engineers. Transferred to Blackpool in May 1930, he joined Hartlepool United the following year and later became manager of the club before taking charge of Tranmere Rovers and Darlington. He was employed in a Stockton foundry at the time of his death in 1942.
Rugged centre half who overcame the handicap of wearing leg irons as a child. Left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1911 after being a member of the Bankers side defeated in the 1910 F.A. Amateur Cup Final and gave Middlesbrough fourteen years valuable service until leaving the game in 1925. Known to all as “Pudden”, he died in March 1943.
Left back famed for his crisp tackling ability and excellent distribution of the ball. Left South Bank to join Sheffield Wednesday in 1930 and rapidly established himself. Capped by England against Wales, Hungary, Sweden, Ireland and Norway during the 1935/36 campaign, he also represented the Football League against the Scottish League and won a F.A Cup winners medal whilst spending fourteen years with the club. During the war years he served as a Medical Officer’s orderly and appeared as a wartime guest on occasions with Stockport County and Charlton Athletic before ending his career with Scunthorpe. Later became a Sheffield publican and died in November 1990 aged 80.
Outside right born at South Bank who was a member of South Bank Victoria’s Ellis Cup winning side of 1907 before joining Darlington. Transferred to Stockport in 1909 he was transferred to Burnley in 1912 and then joined Blackpool the following year until the First World War effectively ended his career.
South Bank born centre forward who appeared for South Bank in the Wearside League before serving Whitby Town. Transferred to the Irish side Coleraine where he made a big impression, he returned to serve Billingham Town, Bishop Auckland and Northallerton Town whilst also appearing in the Ellis Cup with Normanby Hotel.
Grangetown born wing half who left South Bank East End to join Sunderland in 1949 but failed to progress to the senior side and left to join Norwich City in 1952. Later with Port Vale, Boston United, Wisbech Town and Kings Lynn, he was a sheet metal worker by trade and died in 1991 at the age of 58.
Grove Hill born centre forward who appeared, alongside his brothers, for Great Brougton in the 1951/52 Ellis Cup competition. Then an I.C.I. clerical worker, Brian resisted the offer to join South Bank and went on to appear for Billingham Synthonia before joining Middlesbrough where he rapidly established himself. Capped twice by England, he also represented his country at Under 23 and B international level and also represented the Football League. Transferred to Sunderland in 1961, he suffered a serious knee injury in a fixture against Bury in December 1962 which forced him into premature retirement following an abortive comeback in the summer of 1964. Following a spell as Sunderland youth coach under George Hardwick he went on to manage Hartlepool United, Derby County, Brighton, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest with great success. Awarded the O.B.E. for his services to the game, his death in September 2004 at the age of 69 was widely mourned.
Hartlepool born winger capable of operating on either flank who joined South Bank in the summer of 1980 from Horden Colliery Welfare and gave the Bankers five years loyal service before leaving to join Scottish side East Fife in 1985. He completed over a century of appearances in three years with the Scottish club before assisting Seaham Red Star and Billingham Synthonia.
A more than useful centre forward who gave South Bank Football Club good service during the seventies before entering a career in professional cricket with Northants where, as opening batsman, he represented England In seven test matches and six one day internationals, also appearing with the South African side Eastern Province. A fine all round sportsman, he also played football with Wellingborough Town when his cricket duties with Northants allowed and appeared 297 fixtures for the county side before becoming manager of Durham C.C.C. He also served as secretary and chairman of the Cricketers Association.
Inside forward who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1911 and made over 50 appearances for the club. An energetic player, he appeared with Arsenal as a wartime guest and later served Notts County and Northampton Town. Died in 1952 aged 60.
Grangetown born full back who left South Bank in 1912 to join Leeds City where, after appearing in 95 games, he became involved in a series of disputes regarding his summer wages and made allegations citing the clubs involvement with illegal payments which he later substantiated in a court of law leading, ultimately, to the clubs expulsion from the Football League. Later with Coventry City before ending his playing days with Merthyr Town, he was held in disdain by many of his fellow professionals
The goal scoring hero of a generation whose remarkable ability to find the net created records which have stood the test of time after having scored 42 Northern League goals for South Bank during the 1935/36 season which included scoring ten in a 13-0 victory over Evenwood. A native of Marske and an analytical chemist by profession, he joined South Bank in 1934 from Stockton where he had won a F.A. Amateur Cup finalist’s medal. Well known in the area as an all round sportsman who excelled at rugby and tennis whilst also captaining Marske cricket club. The town was plunged into mourning with the news that he had lost his life whilst serving in the Royal Navy when his ship, H.M.S. Bramble, a minesweeper, was torpedoed in Russian waters on New Years Eve 1942. He was 31 years old and had followed in the footsteps of his father who had also served the Bankers.
Full back born at Fulwell, Sunderland in 1898 who served the Haverton Hill based shipyard side Furness Athletic appearing for the club in the Teesside League and Ellis Cup and also appeared with Redcar before entering league football with South Shields in 1922. Transferred to Newcastle in 1925 he moved on to Bury in 1927 and later served Coventry where he made 112 league appearances before leaving the game in 1932. Died in 1984 aged 86.
Lingdale born goalkeeper who appeared with Pease and Partners before joining South Bank East End in 1930 where he lined up alongside his brother Percy. Left East End to join Whitby United the following year before turning professional with Wolves in 1932. Later with Blackpool, Tranmere Rovers and Hull City, he assisted Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday as a wartime guest and, after leaving the game, was employed as a prison officer.
Speedy winger who left South Bank to join Sunderland in 1907 but found opportunities restricted and was transferred to Gainsborough Trinity before moving on to join Tottenham Hotspur. Later with Fulham, Brentford, Stockport, Middlesbrough and Shildon, he returned to live and work in the London area until his death in 1955 at the age of 66.
Right back who was the younger brother of Jackie Curtis. Left South Bank in 1920 to join Bradford Park Avenue and later returned to the area to become licensee of “The Princess Alice”.
Goal scoring inside forward who appeared in the Ellis Cup with Cargo Fleet in 1933 and 1934 before joining Whitby. Later with Darlington and Spennymoor before joining Charlton, he appeared as a wartime guest with Middlesbrough and York City and later served Brentford, Swindon Town and Chippenham. He died in 1972 at the age of 57.
Outside right who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1955 and rapidly established a regular place in the side and represented the F.A. X1 before suffering a badly broken leg in a training accident. Transferred to Newcastle United in 1962, he later appeared with Peterborough and non league Cambridge City before his career was ended by a severe attack of pleurisy. He later returned to Teesside to become a bookmaker and presented the Ellis Cup in 2002.
Bishop Auckland born centre or inside forward who left South Bank St Peter’s in 1948 to join Middlesbrough and had the satisfaction of scoring twice on his debut for the club against Sunderland. Transferred to Plymouth Argyle, he later served Torquay United, Weymouth and Spennymoor United before returning to Teesside where he ran a hardware shop for a number of years in North Ormesby. Died in 1988 aged 65.
Inside forward who made a big impression with South Bank before moving on to join Sheffield Wednesday in 1957 and twice represented England at under 23 international level, also appearing for the Football League before being transferred to Huddersfield Town where he won a second division championship medal and represented the F.A. on a visit to New Zealand, Tahiti and Hong Kong in 1969, a tour which was cut short for him due to the death of his father. A former apprentice at Smith’s Dock, he later served Brighton and Bristol Rovers, later acting as coach of the Bristol club prior to holding coaching appointments with Coventry City, Aston Villa Port Vale and Stoke City. He also acted as a scout for Watford.
Outside Left who represented the England amateur international side against Wales and Belgium in 1920 whilst with South Bank before moving on to Bradford Park Avenue. Later with Grangetown St. Mary’s. His brothers Ted and Peter both played professional football.
Versatile wing half born at Grangetown in 1898 who joined Middlesbrough from Grangetown St Mary’s in 1920 and later served Bradford City and Carlisle United. He later returned to Teesside where he was employed in the local steel industry
The third member of the Donaghy family to make an impression in the game. Born in Grangetown in 1900, he left Grangetown St Mary’s to join Middlesbrough in 1922 and later assisted Bradford City, where he played alongside his brother Peter, Derby County and Gillingham
Goal scoring outside right who left South Bank to join Sheffield United in 1904 and rapidly established himself at Bramall Lane. Transferred to Leicester in 1907, he netted 26 goals in 74 games for the club before returning to the North East with Darlington in 1910, helping the club to win the North Eastern League championship before leaving the game to serve his country following the outbreak of the First World War.
Outside right who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1902 and, whilst retaining his amateur status, made four league appearances for the club before moving on to serve Darlington and Bishop Auckland.
North Ormesby born left half or inside left who was a regular performer in the Ellis Cup with North Ormesby Nomads before turning professional with Middlesbrough in 1920. Transferred to Hartlepool in 1922, he later served Spennymoor United.
Centre or inside forward whose ability to score goals made him a target for Football League clubs. Left South Bank in the summer of 1899 to join Newton Heath, now known as Manchester United, and was a regular member of the side until moving on to Reading the following year, later suffering a badly broken leg that forced him to retire from the game
Sunderland born centre forward who joined South Bank from Redcar Crusader and made an immediate impression as he proved to be a prolific marksman as the Bankers won the Northern League championship in 1908. Snapped up on professional forms by Middlesbrough, he went on to represent England on three occasions and also appeared three times for the Football League. During the war years he appeared as a guest on occasions with Fulham, Bradford Park Avenue and Celtic but remained loyal to Middlesbrough until 1925 when he left the game to become a cargo superintendent at Middlesbrough dock until his death in 1948 at the age of 59.
Goalkeeper who served Normanby Magnesite, being a member of their Teesside League championship winning side of 1925 before having a brief spell with Loftus Albion. Signed by Darlington in 1926, he rapidly established a regular place in the side and later appeared with Nelson, Preston North End, York City, Mansfield and Rochdale before ending his playing days with non league Wellington. Died in 1968 aged 61.
Inside or centre forward who left Grangetown St. Mary’s in 1928 to join Whitby United before entering league football with Newcastle in 1931. Transferred to Notts County the following year, he later served Lincoln, Stockport, Halifax, Chester and Darlington. Died in 1973 aged 63.
Goal grabbing Stockton born centre forward who assisted Portrack Shamrocks before joining South Bank East End who he left to join Middlesbrough in 1931. After quickly earning a regular place in the side he was capped by England against Scotland in 1937 and later represented his country in a wartime fixture against Wales in 1945 besides being a member of the F.A. representative side which visited South Africa. Appeared with Blackpool, Notts County, Wolves and Port Vale as a wartime guest whilst serving with the R.A.F. and later acted as Middlesbrough’s assistant trainer for some fifteen years before leaving the game in 1966. A great raconteur who later became a newsagent at Stockton, he died in 2003 at the age of 89.
Stockton born goalkeeper who began his career with South Bank in 1921 as understudy to the highly rated Jimmy Burns. Allowed to join Stockton two years later, he later joined Darlington and made 39 league appearances for the club.
Full back who appeared with Normanby Athletic, South Bank St. Peter’s and Redcar Albion before spending his national service in the R.A.F. Joined Grimsby Town as a professional in 1957 at the age of 20 and made 22 league appearances for the club before being transferred to Workington in the summer of 1961. The following year he joined Chester and spent two years with the club before ending his career with non league Winsford United
Centre forward who made a good impression in limited opportunities with South Bank where he acted as understudy to George Elliott. Transferred to Gainsborough Trinity in 1908, he joined Crystal Palace the following year.
Versatile full back or wing half who joined South Bank from Billingham Social Club and made 16 Northern League appearances for the Bankers before leaving the club to join Rotherham United in 1976. A reliable and consistent defender, he was later transferred to Southampton and, after rejoining Rotherham, later returned to the North East and appeared with Gateshead and Billingham Town
Centre forward who joined South Bank from Teesside League club Whinney Banks in 1978 and showed remarkable flair, hitting all six goals in a 6-0 victory over Billingham Synthonia. Whilst with South Bank he appeared on occasions with Rochdale and Berwick Rangers before moving to Whitby Town in February 1980. Transferred to Hartlepool in the summer of the same year, he later returned to Whitby Town before assisting Guisborough Town.
Stockton born former England schoolboy international full back who left South Bank, after being a member of their North Riding Senior Cup winning side of 1936, to turn professional with Middlesbrough. During the war years he appeared as a guest player, when duties permitted, with Leeds United, Hartlepool and Bradford City whilst serving in the R.A.F. and was later transferred to Hull City before serving Gateshead, Scarborough and Stockton where he later became manager. In his later years he became the much respected chairman of Norton and Stockton Ancients until his death in 1990 at the age of 70.
Full back and the son of a former Middlesbrough player. Left South Bank East End in 1918 to join Middlesbrough and made over a century of appearances for the club before being transferred to Wolves in 1924. Later with Newport County, Exeter City and Bradford Park Avenue before serving non league clubs Nantwich Town and Manchester Central, he was also a highly regarded cricketer who appeared in 163 county games for Worcestershire between 1923 and 1932. Died in 1947 at the age of 49.
Inside left in the South Bank junior side which claimed numerous prizes during the 1942/43 campaign. Signed by Middlesbrough, he appeared in over 20 wartime fixtures for the club and assisted Watford and Exeter as a wartime guest. Later served Bath City and Darlington
Wing half who made a big impression with South Bank as a youngster and was promptly signed by Middlesbrough in 1944. Transferred to Southend United in 1947, he later gave good service to Nottingham Forest before rejoining Southend where he ended his league career before serving non league Folkestone and then managing Basildon. A former gunner with the Royal Artillery, he was struck by lightning whilst representing his regiment in an army cup final at Aldershot but fortunately suffered only slight injuries and survived to tell the tale. Died in 2002 aged 77.
Inside or outside left who left South Bank to turn professional with Grimsby Town in 1894 but failed to settle in the area and returned to Teesside where, as a reinstated amateur, he was a member of the Middlesbrough side which won the F.A. Amateur Cup in 1898.
Wing half who appeared in the Ellis Cup for Stockton West End in the 1948/49 season before turning professional with Everton where he failed to progress past the reserve side, Following a spell with non league side Runcorn he returned to league football and gave good service to Darlington, Workington and Watford before managing Watford, Blackburn and Sheffield United. He later took charge of American sides New York Cosmos, Detroit Express and Washington Diplomats
Inside forward who left South Bank East End in 1947 to join Manchester City but failed to establish himself with the club and had a spell with Spennymoor United before returning to league football with Watford. He later served Brighton and Workington and died in 1994 aged 69.
Centre forward who left South Bank St Peters in December 1951 to join Oldham Athletic but failed to make a major impact, mainly due to national service which was spent in Korea. Released by the club in 1956, he later assisted Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic. Died in 1989.
Guisborough born inside forward who left South Bank to join Sheffield United in 1904. Later with Arsenal, Aston Villa and Manchester United before illness forced him out of the game. He later emigrated to South Africa, being advised to live in a warmer climate by his physician, where he was employed as a journalist before returning to England where he assisted non league Darlaston for a short period.
Left half who left South Bank in 1931 to join Sheffield Wednesday but failed to establish himself and joined non league Mexborough Town the following year before serving Tranmere Rovers and Darlington.
Inside or centre forward who was known to all as “Snip”. Left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1901 but received few opportunities to establish himself and was transferred to Stoke City the following year before serving Plymouth, Millwall, Reading and Darlington.
Loftus born right back who served Normanby Magnesite before joining Bishop Auckland. He then assisted his hometown side Loftus Albion until joining Hull City in 1928 and appeared in 172 league games for the Humberside club before joining Tottenham in 1934. Unable to settle in the capital, he was transferred to Bolton Wanderers later the same year and left league football in 1936. Died in 1974 aged 69.
Versatile and competitive half back also capable of operating at inside forward, who served Middlesbrough St Mary’s and Newport Celtic before joining South Bank in 1902. Left the Bankers the following year to join the Darlington based St Augustine’s before joining Liverpool in 1904. Later served Leicester where his career was ended by a serious leg injury after only three appearances for the club. Later made a fleeting return to action with Hartlepool.
Full back capable of operating on either flank who was a member of the South Bank Excelsior side that won the Ellis Cup in 1905 before signing professional forms with Liverpool the same year at the age of nineteen. Restricted to six league appearances in three years at Anfield, he was transferred to Chesterfield in 1908 and then joined the Scottish club Partick Thistle a year later.
Left back who, following trials with Arsenal, left South Bank to join Lincoln City in 1903 and later served Sheffield United and Middlesbrough before ending his career with non league Wingate Albion. Regarded as a hard tackling defender who, perhaps, lacked a little finesse
Goal scoring inside forward who came to prominence with South Bank in the immediate post war years after having made a big impression in the all conquering junior side of 1942/43. A member of the clubs Northern League Challenge Cup winning side of 1948, he appeared in league football as an amateur with Darlington but remained loyal to the Bankers until emigrating to Australia where he was killed in a fall from a bridge which collapsed whilst he was working as a steel erector.
Lingdale born full back who left South Bank East End to join Middlesbrough in 1937 and went on to enjoy a distinguished career with the club after having the misfortune to mark his debut with an own goal in the first minute of play. Represented England in seventeen wartime internationals before winning a further thirteen caps for his country, captaining the side on each occasion and also having the honour of leading the Great Britain side which defeated the Rest of Europe. Served in the R.A.F. during the war years and survived being buried alive after an enemy bombing raid on his base to appear regularly as a guest player with Chelsea, also assisting Reading, West Bromwich Albion, Aldershot and Nottingham Forest on occasions. Famed for his film star appearance and moustache as well as his undoubted football ability, he left Middlesbrough to join Oldham Athletic as player manager in 1950 and later managed P.S.V. Eindhoven and the Dutch national side besides coaching the United States 7th Army which were based in Germany. Returned to Middlesbrough as youth team coach and later worked as a journalist before managing Sunderland and Gateshead. Died in April 2004 at the age of 84.
England amateur international outside right, nicknamed “Brook”, who was capped against Wales in 1907/08 after taking over from Jimmy Donnelly in the South Bank side. A member of the Bankers side that won the Northern League championship in 1908, he left the club later that year to join Bristol City and was a member of their side defeated in the F.A. Cup final the following year. He left the Bristol club in 1911 after making 74 league appearances for the club and later played in France briefly with Olympique F.C.
Versatile inside forward and the younger brother of Bobby Hardy. Left South Bank East End in 1931 to join Hartlepool and appeared in 157 games for the club before being transferred to Bradford City in 1937. Later with Shrewsbury Town, his career was effectively ended by the outbreak of war although he remained involved in local football and acted as trainer of the Smith’s Dock Ladies side that won the Ellis Cup.
Goalkeeper who left Grangetown Athletic in 1913 to join Middlesbrough and remained with the club until 1924 when he was transferred to Darlington. Later served Hartlepool United and Durham City before returning to his trade as a fishmonger at his native Redcar.
Inside or centre forward who left South Bank East End to join Middlesbrough in 1935 but made only one senior appearance before being transferred to Watford in 1937. Later served Southport, York City, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Blyth Spartans and Murton Colliery before becoming a social club steward. He died in 1992 at the age of 76.
Robust, moustachioed centre forward who left South Bank to join Sheffield United in 1898 with great success, winning one league championship and two F.A. Cup winners medals with the Yorkshire side besides representing England against Ireland in 1900/01. Later with Southampton, where he won a Southern League championship medal, and Wolves, where he added a third F.A. Cup winners medal to his collection. He later managed Bristol City before becoming a licensee in that city and then returned to the Midlands where he became the proprietor of a boarding house at Oldbury until his death in 1942 at the age of 66.
Durham born inside forward with a good goalscoring record who was one of the South Bank clubs early stars. Left the Bankers to join Scottish side Leith Athletic in March 1893 before moving on to join Bolton Wanderers later that year. Transferred to Wolves in 1895, he won a F.A Cup finalist’s medal with the Midlands side before joining Sheffield United. Later served New Brighton, Dundee, Edinburgh Thistle and Grimsby Town.
Right half in South Bank’s F.A. Amateur Cup winning side of 1913. He turned professional with Bristol City in the summer of 1913 and was on the verge of establishing a regular place in the side when he enlisted to serve his country for the duration of the First World War a year later.
Ely born outside right who served South Bank St. Peters before joining Bishop Auckland, along with full back Billy Batty in 1924. Turned professional with Middlesbrough the following year but was unable to reach the senior side and left to join Huddersfield in 1926. Later served Watford before joining Southport, where he made over a century of league appearances, before assisting Barrow and Crewe Alexandra. Died in 1970 aged 65.
Outside right who served Grangetown St Mary’s and Cargo Fleet Works before joining Middlesbrough in 1919. He later served Dundee, Maidstone and Grimsby Town and died in 1972 aged 78.
An excellent referee who, whilst based at Cargo Fleet, was a frequent visitor to Normanby Road and, in 1960, actually refereed the F.A. Cup final which was won by Wolves and the Ellis Cup Final which was won by Head Wrightson. A highly rated official, Kevin also officiated in the Anglo Italian Cup Final between Swindon and Roma and many international fixtures involving Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Eire plus numerous high profile European fixtures. In 1966 he acted as linesman for the World Cup fixture between Hungary and Brazil and also for the third place fixture between Portugal and Russia. He retired from the game in1971, his last game being between Arsenal and Tottenham which The Gunners won 1-0 to clinch the league title. In October 1957 he took charge of the inaugural floodlit game at Ayresome Park, a friendly between Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and sensationally disallowed a goal, believing the ball had gone wide, when a penalty kick taken by Lindy Delapenha, found a hole in the Sunderland net. His son Mick played Northern League football for Billingham Synthonia and South Bank.
Generally acknowledged as one of the finest goalkeepers in the amateur game and nicknamed "The Immortal Teddy" by his legion of fans. A blastfurnaceman by occupation, he was a member of South Bank's F.A. Amateur Cup winning side of 1913 and Northern League championship winning side of 1908. As an amateur he had appeared in league football with Middlesbrough and twice represented England at amateur level, against Belgium and Switzerland. Left South Bank in 1913 to turn professional with Bristol City and later served Bradford Park Avenue and Pontypridd before an ankle injury forced him to retire. Later returned to the area where he was employed as a commission agent's clerk, remaining a much revered figure in the town until his death in 1955 at the age of 69
Goalkeeper whose bravery had reputedly required him receiving treatment at every hospital in the area. A true stalwart of the South Bank side in the late twenties, whose displays led to him being affectionately known as "Felix the Cat". He later served as honorary secretary of South Bank St Peter's during their halcyon years of the thirties when they reached the F.A. Cup first round and was an extremely respected local figure. He worked as a blastfurnaceman, served as a trade union official and, sadly, died on Christmas Day 1970.
Stockton born utility forward who left Eston United in 1910 to join Middlesbrough and rapidly earned a place in the senior side before serving his country during the First World War. Later appeared with Portsmouth and West Ham United, making 54 league appearances for the London club.
Centre Forward who, during the 2003/04 season, played for New Marske in the Wearside League at sixteen years of age. At the age of seventeen he signed professional forms for Walsall in 2004 and, when out of contract the following year played for Cleveland Car Centre in the Ellis Cup Final when he was not only a member of the winning team but also collected the Brian Clough top scorer award due to having scored nine goals in the tournament. Signed by Darlington in the summer of 2005, he later appeared in the Northern League with Thornaby and Dunston. Born in Middlesbrough, his elder brother Michael was on Birmingham City books whilst his two younger sisters played for England Under 16’ Ladies side.
Much sought after powerful wing half who assisted his hometown club, Stockton, before joining South Bank in 1937. Left the club the following year to turn professional with Spennymoor United before entering league football with Charlton Athletic shortly afterwards. A highly talented performer who represented England in two wartime internationals in 1945, appearing against Switzerland and France, he won both F.A Cup winners and finalist’s medals with the London club, who he gave excellent service to and had appeared as a wartime guest with Bolton Wanderers on 94 occasions. Became player manager of non league Bexleyheath and Welling in 1955 and later managed Cambridge United before joining the coaching staff of Leicester City, later acting as a scout for the club.
Centre forward who, as an eighteen year old, hit the winning goals for Middlesbrough St. John’s in their Ellis Cup winning side of 1894 against Eston Red Rose. After a spell with Middlesbrough, then a Northern League club, he turned professional with Luton Town in 1898 at the age of 22 and proved to be a regular marksman for the club.
Wing half who made a huge impact with South Bank juniors in their all conquering 1942 / 43 campaign and attracted interest from Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Huddersfield who were all keen to acquire his services before he joined the R.A.F. where, sadly, he was killed in action when his aircraft was shot down by enemy fire in 1944
Grangetown born inside forward who left Grangetown Athletic to join Blackburn Rovers in 1906 and went on to have a superb career with the Lancashire side, making 285 appearances for the club, winning two league championship medals in the process and twice representing England besides appearing for the Football League on four occasions. Known to all as "Pinky" because of his complexion, he also appeared as a wartime guest with Blackpool before enlisting to serve his country during the First World War. Tragically he lost his life on the Battlefields of France in October 1915 when, at the age of 27, he was killed by an exploding mine
Inside forward or winger who was a product of South Bank St Peter's and signed professional with Middlesbrough in December 1964. Transferred to Huddersfield Town in 1968, he won a second division championship medal whilst appearing in over 250 games for the club and later served Halifax where he totalled over a century of appearances before managing the club. Later a gent’s outfitter, his son, Ian, followed his footsteps into professional football.
Centre forward who made a big impact with South Bank who he left to join Darlington in 1961. Later with Swindon Town and Watford, he returned to Darlington for a second spell with the club before an ankle injury forced him out of the game
Stockton born full back who served Stockton St. John’s before joining Stockton in 1892. Transferred to Everton the following year, he later appeared in over a century of league games for Grimsby Town before serving Newcastle, Luton Town and Watford. Ended his career with Hitchin Town and died in 1923 at the age of 50.
Right back and younger brother of Billy Lindsay. Appeared with Stockton St. John’s until leaving the club to join Jarrow in 1898. Joined Newcastle the following year and later served Burnley before making 247 league appearances for Bury. Died in 1925 at the age of 45.
Wing half who claimed an Ellis Cup winner’s medal in 1919 as a member of the victorious North Ormesby Nomads side before joining Stockton the following year. In 1922 he turned professional with Middlesbrough but was unable to reach the senior side and left to join Bradford City where he was a regular performer, making 157 league appearances for the club before joining Irish side Derry City in 1929.
Inside forward of Welsh descent who left Grangetown St Mary’s to join Middlesbrough in December 1919 but was restricted to two senior outings before leaving the club to join Bradford Park Avenue in 1920. Later served Tranmere Rovers.
Competitive wing half who was a native of Draperstown, Northern Ireland. Left South Bank St Peter's to join Middlesbrough in 1937 and served with the Green Howards, notably in the Middle East, during the war years when he reached the rank of sergeant. Transferred by Middlesbrough to Leeds United in 1948, he went on to win six international caps for Northern Ireland before leaving Leeds to join Peterborough United. He later returned to Teesside where he was employed in the chemical industry and died in 1989.
Inside forward who left Grangetown Athletic in 1910 to join Middlesbrough and then appeared with Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Stoke City, Coventry and Walsall before becoming assistant trainer of Luton Town. Later returned to Birmingham City as assistant manager before being employed in the motor cycle industry in the West Midlands and then operating a haulage company until his death in 1973 at the age of 81
Utility forward born at Fencehouses, County Durham who left South Bank to join Bishop Auckland in 1931 before turning professional with Middlesbrough the following year. Unable to progress past the reserve side he joined Gateshead and made 104 league appearances for the then third division club.
Grangetown born outside left who assisted Grangetown St Mary’s and then South Bank St Peters before leaving to join Mexborough in 1933 after finding employment in the South Yorkshire town. Turned professional with Sheffield Wednesday later that year and went on to serve Southend, Reading and Queens Park Rangers before joining Sunderland in November 1937. He later appeared as a wartime guest with Middlesbrough, York City and Darlington before serving Hartlepool and Rotherham United. Died in October 1986 at the age of 77.
Full back capable of appearing on either flank or at wing half who appeared for Cargo Fleet in the Ellis Cup before starring with Middlesbrough where he won nine England international caps besides representing the England Under 23 side and the Football League. Transferred to Ipswich Town in 1964, he ended his playing career with Cambridge City and later became a successful sports outfitter in East Anglia.
Outside right who served South Bank as a teenager in 1929 before joining the Scottish club Dumbarton. Transferred to Middlesbrough the following year, he later had a chequered career serving Bournemouth, Barnsley, Carlisle, Swindon, Dunfermline, Burton Town, Nuneaton Town and Dartford. He died in 1992 aged 81.
Thornaby born wing half who appeared in the Ellis Cup for Thornaby St. Mark’s and Thornaby St. Patrick’s before joining Darlington St. Augustine’s in 1908. After trials with Woolwich Arsenal he joined Fulham in 1909 and later served Plymouth Argyle before returning to Teesside to join Middlesbrough in 1912, making 94 league appearances for the club before the First World War. After the hostilities he joined Darlington where he made a further 166 league appearances before ending his career with Durham City, then a Football League club. Died in1965 aged 76.
Inside or outside left who assisted Grangetown St Mary’s before joining South Bank as a seventeen year old in 1926 and joined Middlesbrough two months later. Unable to progress past the reserve side, he later joined Hull City before serving Darlington and Stoke City. Died in 1956 aged 47.
Inside forward who was dubbed "The Golden Boy" and was a hero to a generation of football followers. Left South Bank St Peter's to join Middlesbrough in 1936 and rapidly established a regular place in the side. Served in the Green Howards during the war years in Palestine, France, Italy, South Africa and the Middle East, was evacuated from Dunkirk, suffered jaundice and malaria represented England in four wartime internationals and appeared with Tottenham and Bournemouth as a wartime guest. Capped by England on twenty six occasions after the hostilities, he also represented the England B side twice and the Football League on seven occasions besides appearing for Great Britain against The Rest of Europe. In 1948, at the peak of his career, he stunned the football world by requesting a transfer from Middlesbrough which, when refused, led to him taking employment as a sales representative in Oldham before being finally enticed back to Middlesbrough. In 1954 he announced his retirement from the game before being tempted back by Hull City who paid Middlesbrough £4,500 for his registration but the following year suffered the ignominy of being suspended from league football after refusing to substantiate a series of articles he had written in a Sunday newspaper regarding his knowledge of illegal payments. Undeterred, he took his unique talents into non league football with Poole Town, Cambridge United, King’s Lynn, Haverhill Rovers and Earlestown before leaving the game in 1962 to return to his native Teesside where he died in April 2000 aged 81.
Wing half who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1938 and made a good impression, making his debut on the opening day of the ill fated 1939/40 campaign. Assisted Blackburn and Hull City as a wartime guest before being transferred to Wolves in 1945 and later served Derby County, Doncaster Rovers, where he won a third division championship medal, Aldershot and Boston United. A fierce competitor, he died in 1989 aged 69.
Stockton born right winger or centre forward who reputedly weighed in excess of sixteen stones during his playing days. Began his career with Stockton St. Johns before joining South Bank in 1898 and later returned to his former club before appearing in league football with Newcastle and Burnley.
Centre half who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough Ironopolis and later served Middlesbrough where he won a F.A. Amateur Cup winners medal before turning professional with Barnsley. Later with Sheffield United where won a league championship medal and two F.A. Cup winners medals after being initially approached by the club whilst on a train journey to join Reading. Represented England in 1897/98 against Ireland and twice appeared for the Football League representative side. A tenacious tackler who appeared in 160 league games for United, he had a brief spell with Leeds City before becoming a Sheffield licensee until his death on New Year’s Eve 1929 aged 54.
Inside forward who left South Bank St Peter's for Middlesbrough in 1939 and was a regular member of the side during the last few seasons of wartime football before being transferred to Blackburn Rovers in 1947. Later with Halifax Town where he made over 200 appearances before returning to Teesside where he assisted Redcar Albion as a permit player. Died in 2003 aged 82.
Wing half who joined Middlesbrough in May 1935 from South Bank St Peter's and was on the verge of establishing a regular place in the side when he enlisted with the Green Howards in 1939. Appeared as a wartime guest with Norwich City and New Brighton, then a Football League club. Sadly lost his life in September 1944, aged 27, when killed by a snipers bullet in the Middle East
Speedy winger capable of performing on either flank who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1929. Transferred to Brentford in 1932, he appeared as a guest player with Fulham, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Orient, Luton, Brighton, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, Charlton, Watford, Reading, Aldershot and Southend during the second World War before ending his playing career with non League clubs Dartford and Dover. Remained an avid supporter of Brentford, living close to their Griffin Park home, until his death in 1996 at the age of 88
Goalkeeper who left South Bank East End for Middlesbrough in 1937 and made his debut the same year at the age of seventeen. Like many players of that era, his career was badly affected by the hostilities when, after appearing as a guest with Aldershot, he was interred as a prisoner of war for over four years and, in 1947, left Middlesbrough to join Southend United before ending his playing days with Annfield Plain. A true gentleman who was later employed by I.C.I., he retained a keen interest in the game and acted as chairman of Northern League sides Billingham Synthonia and South Bank. He died in 1989 at the age of 69.
Inside forward or wing half born at Bristol but raised at Saltburn who appeared with South Bank on a handful of occasions before moving on to Middlesbrough where he won a F.A. Amateur Cup winner’s medal. Known to all as “Happy” because of his infectious grin, he later enjoyed a lengthy association with Grimsby Town where he made 219 league appearances before joining Burton United in 1906. Later became trainer of Brighton and managed the club from December 1914 to May 1914 before accepting the position of trainer to Manchester United. He died in 1940 at the age of 68.
Inside forward who left South Bank in 1949 to join Middlesbrough at the age of eighteen but failed to reach the senior side. Transferred to Leeds United two years later, he was a regular performer in the reserve side but again failed to reach the senior side and left to join Horden Colliery Welfare. In the summer of 1958 he joined Hartlepool United and finally established himself in league football before rejoining Horden the following year.
Bishop Middleham born half back capable of playing on either flank who left South Bank to join Hartlepool in 1929 and made 69 appearances for the club before leaving league football three years later. Formerly with Stockton, he died in 1971 aged 68.
Stockton born inside left who left South Bank to join Leicester City in 1938 after being spotted by South Bank born Leicester scout George Carr. Transferred to Bradford Park Avenue in 1939, his career with the club was curtailed by the outbreak of war although he made an occasional appearance as a guest player with Bradford City.
Centre half who was a native of Winsford in Cheshire but was raised at North Ormesby, he was a great local favourite who appeared in the Ellis Cup competition for both Cargo Fleet and Cochranes. A steel worker who turned professional with North Eastern League side Chilton Colliery in May 1928 before being signed by Nottingham Forest later the same year, he was transferred to Southend United in 1931, but failed to settle in the area and returned to Teesside where he was employed as a police officer at Middlesbrough whilst also assisting Spennymoor United. In August 1934 he returned to league football with Aldershot and was transferred, in 1936, to Charlton Athletic where he won a Wartime Cup winners medal. He represented England against Wales in an unofficial wartime international in 1940 after having, a year earlier, appeared for the F.A. on their tour of South Africa, and won a F.A. Cup finalists medal, at the age of 40, in 1946. During the war years he had made over 200 appearances for Charlton and also assisted Brentford, Tottenham, Clapton Orient, Crystal Palace and Millwall as a guest. He eventually left Charlton to join Plymouth Argyle in 1947 and later managed non league Snowdown Colliery before becoming trainer of Gravesend and Northfleet. In his later years he coached extensively in Sweden, was employed in a paper mill and lived in both the U.S.A. and Australia, where he died, aged 86, in March 1992.
Centre or inside forward who left South Bank to join Peterborough United in 1988 and later served York City before playing professionally in Hong Kong with Ernest Borrell F.C. Later assisted a number of Northern League sides including Whitby Town, Guisborough Town, Billingham Town and Evenwood
Stockton born centre forward who played for Thornaby Corinthians before joining South Bank in 1914 but left the club within months to enlist in the Northumberland Fusiliers for the duration of the First World War, serving in France and appearing for the English Army against the Scottish Army, marking the occasion with a hat trick. Following the end of the hostilities he joined Stockton and rapidly moved on to Sunderland, later serving Coventry City, South Shields, Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, Watford and Merthyr Town before ending his career with Tunbridge Wells. He died in 1969 at the age of 74.
Much sought after Redcar born forward capable of filling any attacking role who served Redcar and Eston United before joining Lincoln City as an amateur in 1919, appearing in twelve league games for the club before serving Hartlepool. Later returned to Eston before having spells with South Bank, Stockton, Scarborough and Loftus Albion. He ended his career with Eston United and died in 1965 aged 74.
South Bank born winger equally at home on either flank who left South Bank to join Sunderland in 1912 but failed to reach the senior side. Transferred to Clapton Orient the following year, he later served Lincoln City, Mid Rhondda and Boston Town. Died in 1950 aged 61.
North Ormesby born centre forward who appeared in the Ellis Cup for Cargo Fleet Works in 1953 and 1954 before signing professional forms with Middlesbrough where he went on to forge a superb partnership in attack with Brian Clough. Capped by England on six occasions, he was transferred to Leeds United in 1964 and won a second division championship medal and F.A. Cup finalist’s medal with the Yorkshire side before ending his career with Plymouth Argyle in 1968. Later became a Teesside newsagent before becoming a sales representative for a local company. He also acts as a match day host for his former club Middlesbrough.
Centre half who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1899 but made little impact until joining West Ham United in 1904 to become a mainstay of the side for many years, making 231 appearances for the club. A former blacksmith who was a popular and much respected figure at Upton Park, he later became assistant trainer of the London club from 1912 until his death in 1931 at the age of 51.
Centre forward who joined South Bank in 1971 from Acklam Steel Works and made a good impression before joining Middlesbrough in March 1973. Despite being a prolific goal scorer in the reserve side he received only one opportunity at senior level before being released in the summer of 1974. Following a goal laden spell with non league Whitby Town he returned to league football with Hartlepool United and later served Watford, Brighton, Carlisle, Stockport and Darlington, rejoining Carlisle for a second spell before assisting non league sides Workington, Morecambe and Cleator Moor Celtic. A former plater, he was later employed as a car salesman.
Skilful inside forward also capable of operating on the wing who left Grangetown St Mary’s to join Sunderland in 1919 and proved to be a capable performer. Later transferred to Blackpool, he went on to serve non league clubs Darwen, Fleetwood, Denaby United, Scarborough and Eston United before rejoining Grangetown St Mary’s. He died in 1963 aged 63.
Inside forward who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough in 1899 and appeared in sixteen league games for the club before receiving a serious ankle injury that ended his playing days the following year at the age of 24.
Stalwart centre half known to all as "Ginger". A joiner by profession, he captained South Bank for many years and led the club to their Northern League championship success in 1908 and two North Riding Senior Cup successes before he captained the F.A. Amateur Cup winning side in 1913. Capped by England at amateur international level against Holland in 1907, he was recognised as a tremendous talent and turned down numerous offers to turn professional in order to remain loyal to the Bankers cause. In his later years he assisted the club by manning the turnstile on match days
Tenacious left back who was a mainstay of the South Bank defence for many years and gained recognition when representing England at amateur International level against Wales in 1928. Popularly known as "Skip" to team mates and supporters of the club, he was employed as a dock worker and appeared in league football as an amateur with Durham City.
Goal scoring outside left who left South Bank for Sheffield United in 1893, actually signing for the club whilst sitting in the bath at Newcastle following a Bankers fixture, and enjoyed great success with the Yorkshire side, appearing in 209 league games for the club whilst winning a league championship medal and two F.A. Cup winners medals besides representing England against Ireland during The 1899/1900 season. Returned to the area with Middlesbrough where he frequently appeared at left back before becoming player manager of the newly formed Hartlepool United in 1908. Later licensee of "The Market Hotel" in Hartlepool, he died in 1922 aged 47.
Inside forward who left South Bank to join Middlesbrough