Colin Lyman

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Colin Lyman
Personal information
Full name Colin Charles Chad Lyman[1]
Date of birth (1914-03-09)9 March 1914[1]
Place of birth Northampton, England[1]
Date of death 9 May 1986(1986-05-09) (aged 72)[1]
Place of death Cambridge, England[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Rushden Town
West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933 Southend United 1 (0)
1934–1937 Northampton Town 86 (29)
1937–1945 Tottenham Hotspur 47 (10)
1946 Port Vale 11 (1)
1946–1947 Nottingham Forest 23 (9)
1947 Notts County 21 (5)
Nuneaton Borough
Long Eaton Town
British Timken
Total 188+ (54+)
Teams managed
Long Eaton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin Chad Lyman (9 March 1914 – 9 May 1986) was an English footballer who played as a forward.[2] He scored 54 goals in 188 league games in the Football League playing for West Bromwich Albion, Southend United, Northampton Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Port Vale, Nottingham Forest, and Notts County.

Playing career[edit]

Lyman played for Rushden Town and West Bromwich Albion, before playing one Third Division South game at Roots Hall for Southend United in 1933. He moved on to league rivals Northampton Town, and scored 29 goals in 86 league games at the County Ground in 1934–35, 1935–36, and 1936–37. He then moved up to the Second Division with Tottenham Hotspur. He spent the 1937–38 and 1938–39 seasons at White Hart Lane, and scored 11 goals in 54 league and cup matches.[3] He also guested for Leicester City, Notts County, Chesterfield, Derby County, Coventry City and Port Vale during World War II.[1] Having played four games for the Vale as a guest in 1946, he signed permanently for the club in May 1946 for a 'fairly substantial fee'. He played 11 Third Division South games for the club in 1946–47, scoring at The Old Recreation Ground in a 1–1 draw with Northampton Town.[1] After putting in a transfer request, the 32-year old was sold on to Nottingham Forest in October 1946 for a 'substantial sum' above what the Vale had paid for him.[1] He scored nine goals in 23 Second Division appearances for Billy Walker's Forest in the rest of the 1946–47 season. After leaving the City Ground, he moved on to rivals Notts County. He scored five goals in 21 Third Division South games for the "Magpies" in 1947–48. After leaving Meadow Lane, he later played for Nuneaton Borough, Long Eaton Town (as player-manager) and British Timken.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 179. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 162. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  3. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 29 November 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite