Colin Morris (footballer)

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Colin Morris
Personal information
Full name Colin Morris
Date of birth (1953-08-22) 22 August 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Blyth, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1976 Burnley 10 (0)
1976–1979 Southend United 133 (25)
1979–1981 Blackpool 87 (26)
1981–1987 Sheffield United 240 (67)
1988–1989 Scarborough 24 (3)
1989–1990 Boston United[1] 8 (3)
Total 502 (124)
Teams managed
1989 Scarborough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin Morris (born 22 August 1953 in Blyth, Northumberland) is an English former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Colin started his career with Burnley as an apprentice. He made his debut for Burnley in their sensational home FA Cup defeat to non-league Wimbledon in January 1975. After six years at Turf Moor he joined Southend United. Another move took him to Blackpool, before a £100,000 transfer saw him join Sheffield United in February 1982.[2]

Morris was a diminutive and talented right winger who entertained Sheffield United fans throughout the 1980s, usually supplying ammunition for Keith Edwards to score.

His son, Lee, followed him into the Blades ranks in the 1990s.


  1. ^ "Boston United Roll Call". Ken Fox. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Brighton & Hove Albion Match Day Programme, 21 January 1987.

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