List of Torquay United F.C. players

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Torquay United Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Torquay, Devon. This is a list of players who have made 100 or more competitive appearances for Torquay United. It includes all competitive first-team matches since the club was elected into the Football League in 1927, but does not include appearances made in Wartime Leagues or local cup competitions such as the Devon Bowl. Substitute appearances are included.

History[edit]

After joining the Football League in 1927, the first player to make 100 appearances for Torquay United was Bob Smith. The former Plymouth Argyle left-half joined Torquay in 1928 and reached the century milestone in January 1931, narrowly beating full-back Jack Fowler to the honour by a few weeks. Despite this, Fowler would eventually overtake Smith and set the Torquay appearance record at 190 in 1934. However, the player with the most pre-War appearances for Torquay was Albert Hutchinson. Beginning his career as a forward, Hutchinson eventually played at every position for Torquay (including goalkeeper) before the Football League was abandoned in September 1939, by which point he had notched up 338 appearances for the club.

Hutchinson's record was eventually broken by winger Ron Shaw in 1955, closely followed by wing-half Dennis Lewis. Lewis eventually overtook Shaw and retired in 1958 having set a record of 473 appearances which stood for almost 50 years. 1958 was also the year in which Sammy Collins set the club's goalscoring record at 219, a total which has yet to be surpassed. In the 1960s, Tommy Northcott came closest to matching both records with 150 goals in 443 games, while defender Ian Twitchin joined the elite band of players to make 400 appearances for United in 1980.

Dennis Lewis's record was eventually broken by Kevin Hill in 2008 when he came on as a late substitute in the FA Trophy Final to make his 474th and final appearance for Torquay. The current player with the most appearances for Torquay United is Lee Mansell, while Eunan O'Kane is the latest player to make 100 appearances for the club.

Players with 100 or more appearances[edit]

Statistics correct as of 3 May 2014. Players marked in bold are still playing for the club.

Position key: GKGoalkeeper; DFDefender; MFMidfielder; FWForward

Name Nationality Position Torquay career Appearances Goals Notes
Fowler, JackJack Fowler  England DF 1928–1934 190 11 [1]
Smith, BobBob Smith  England MF 1928–1932 147 3 [2]
WallerHarry Waller  England FW 1928–1932 122 24 [3]
Hutchinson, AlbertAlbert Hutchinson  England FW 1930–1939 338 84 [4]
Stabb, GeorgeGeorge Stabb  England FW 1931–1934 103 48 [2]
TappLew Tapp  England DF 1931–1937 171 0 [2]
MaggsPercy Maggs  England GK 1932–1939 223 0 [5]
Lievesley, LeslieLeslie Lievesley  England DF 1933–1937 144 5 [5]
JonesJack Jones  Wales MF 1934–1938 170 8 [6]
MorganMorton Morgan  Wales FW 1934–1937 133 26 [5]
Beedall, FredFred Beedall  England FW 1934–1938 132 21 [7]
Joslin, PhilPhil Joslin  England GK 1936–1948 149 0 [6]
Head, BertBert Head  England DF 1936–1950 242 6 [4]
Calland, RalphRalph Calland  England DF 1946–1953 222 13 [8]
Conley, JackJack Conley  England FW 1946–1950 168 74 [8]
Towers, BillBill Towers  England DF 1946–1955 292 0 [3]
Shaw, RonRon Shaw  England MF 1946–1958 412 106 [9]
Lewis, DennisDennis Lewis  Wales MF 1947–1958 473 33 [5]
Cameron, HughHugh Cameron  Scotland FW 1948–1951 127 21 [8]
Collins, SammySammy Collins  England FW 1948–1958 379 219 [8]
ToppingDave Topping  Scotland DF 1948–1952 158 3 [3]
Northcott, TommyTommy Northcott  England FW 1949–1952
1957–1966
443 150 [10]
Mills, DonDon Mills  England FW 1949
1952–1962
367 84 [5]
WebberGeorge Webber  Wales GK 1950–1954 123 0 [3]
Webber, EricEric Webber  England DF 1951–1955 159 0 [2]
NormanGriff Norman  Wales MF 1952–1958 234 6 [10]
DobbieHarold Dobbie  England FW 1953–1957 119 48 [11]
Bond, GrahamGraham Bond  England FW 1953–1962 142 54 [7]
Smith, HarryHarry Smith  England DF 1953–1961 202 1 [2]
SmithJohn V. Smith  England DF 1954–1960 179 0 [2]
Northcott, GeorgeGeorge Northcott  England DF 1954–1962 172 2 [10]
James, JohnJohn James  England FW 1955–1961 134 11 [4]
Gill, MervynMervyn Gill  England GK 1956–1962 174 0 [1]
Bettany, ColinColin Bettany  England DF 1957–1966 361 4 [7]
Pym, ErnieErnie Pym  England MF 1957–1965 307 94 [9]
Baxter, LarryLarry Baxter  England MF 1957–1962 181 22 [7]
Cox, GeoffGeoff Cox  England MF 1957–1967 286 68 [11]
Smith, AlanAlan Smith  England DF 1957–1968 303 3 [2]
Hancock, DaveDave Hancock  England MF 1959–1963 188 14 [1]
Adlington, TerryTerry Adlington  England GK 1962–1965 164 1 [7]
Allen, GeorgeGeorge Allen  England DF 1962–1965 146 0 [7]
Stubbs, RobinRobin Stubbs  England FW 1963–1969
1972–1973
263 133 [2]
Benson, JohnJohn Benson  Scotland DF 1964–1970 265 8 [7]
Clarke, DougDoug Clarke  England MF 1965–1968 131 22 [8]
Barnes, RonRon Barnes  England MF 1966–1969 127 26 [7]
Bond, JohnJohn Bond  England DF 1966–1969 145 13 [7]
Kitchener, BillBill Kitchener  England DF 1966–1967
1967–1971
184 9 [6]
Dunne, JimmyJimmy Dunne  Ireland DF/MF 1967–1970
1976–1979
274 19 [11]
DonnellyAndy Donnelly  Scotland GK 1967–1971 178 0 [11]
Welsh, AlanAlan Welsh  Scotland FW 1967–1972 161 50 [3]
Cave, MickyMicky Cave  England MF 1968–1971 129 21 [8]
SandercockKen Sandercock  England MF 1968–1969
1971–1974
180 6 [9]
Rudge, JohnJohn Rudge  England FW 1969–1972 110 40 [9]
MitchinsonTommy Mitchinson  England MF 1969–1971 123 9 [5]
Sandercock, PhilPhil Sandercock  England DF 1969–1977 225 13 [9]
LucasMal Lucas  Wales DF 1970–1974 135 3 [5]
Edwards, DickDick Edwards  England DF 1970–1973 116 7 [11]
JacksonCliff Jackson  England FW 1970–1974 139 15 [4]
Twitchin, IanIan Twitchin  England DF 1970–1981 435 17 [3]
Mahoney, MikeMike Mahoney  England GK 1970–1975 167 0 [5]
HarrisonDerek Harrison  England DF 1971–1975 137 5 [4]
Boulton, ClintClint Boulton  England DF 1971–1979 286 36 [7]
Stocks, DavidDavid Stocks  England DF 1972–1976 161 4 [2]
MorrallSteve Morrall  England MF 1972–1977 175 13 [10]
Kennedy, DaveDave Kennedy  England MF 1973–1977 166 8 [6]
Brown, WillieWillie Brown  Scotland FW 1975–1978 154 56 [8]
Lee, TerryTerry Lee  England GK 1975–1978 121 0 [6]
Lawrence, LesLes Lawrence  England FW 1977–1982 215 54 [6]
Coffill, PeterPeter Coffill  England MF 1977–1981 133 11 [8]
CooperSteve Cooper  England FW 1978–1984 271 90 [8]
Murphy, DonalDonal Murphy  Ireland MF 1978–1980
1981
100 22 [10]
Turner, JohnJohn Turner  England GK 1978–1980
1983–1984
128 0 [3]
Pethard, FreddieFreddie Pethard  Scotland DF 1979–1982 119 0 [10]
WilsonBrian Wilson  England DF 1979–1983 151 8 [12]
JonesGraham Jones  England DF 1980–1983 131 6 [6]
O'Keefe, VinceVince O'Keefe  England GK 1980–1982 121 0 [10]
Anderson, ColinColin Anderson  England DF/MF 1982–1985 124 11 [7]
Impey, JohnJohn Impey  England DF 1983–1985
1986–1988
154 3 [4]
PughSteve Pugh  England DF 1983–1986 137 5 [9]
Dawkins, DerekDerek Dawkins  England MF 1984–1988 211 11 [11]
Compton, PaulPaul Compton  England DF 1984–1986
1991–1992
137 4 [8]
Allen, KennyKenny Allen  England GK 1984–1985
1986–1988
1989
158 0 [7]
LoramMark Loram  England FW 1985–1986
1987–1992
1993
332 63 [5]
Walsh, MarioMario Walsh  England FW 1985–1987 113 23 [3]
Kelly, TomTom Kelly  Scotland DF 1986–1989
1993–1996
290 8 [6]
McNichol, JimJim McNichol  Scotland DF 1986–1989
1991
162 19 [5]
ColeDavid Cole  England DF 1986–1989 139 7 [8]
Myers, ChrisChris Myers  England MF 1986–1987
1990–1993
1993–1994
135 8 [10]
LloydPhil Lloyd  England DF 1987–1992 217 11 [5]
Edwards, DeanDean Edwards  England FW 1988–1991 155 34 [11]
Holmes, PaulPaul Holmes  England DF 1988–1992
1999–2003
271 6 [4]
Joyce, Sean WilliamSean William Joyce  England MF 1988–1993 194 17 [6]
Elliott, MattMatt Elliott  Scotland DF 1989–1992 158 20 [11]
Uzzell, JohnJohn Uzzell  England DF 1989–1991 115 5 [3]
Hall, PaulPaul Hall  Jamaica MF 1989–1993 111 4 [1]
Curran, ChrisChris Curran  England DF 1990–1995 185 5 [11]
HowellsGareth Howells  England GK 1990–1992 105 0 [4]
Colcombe, ScottScott Colcombe  England DF/MF 1991–1995 108 2 [8]
Darby, DuaneDuane Darby  England FW 1991–1995 127 29 [11]
Moore, DarrenDarren Moore  Jamaica DF 1992–1995 124 11 [5]
Herrera, RobbieRobbie Herrera  England DF 1992
1998–2001
136 1 [4]
Trollope, PaulPaul Trollope  Wales MF 1992–1994 132 17 [3]
Barrow, LeeLee Barrow  England DF 1993–1997 192 8 [7]
Hancox, RichardRichard Hancox  England MF 1993–1997
2005
101 14 [1]
Hathaway, IanIan Hathaway  England MF 1993–1997 166 17 [4]
Bayes, AshleyAshley Bayes  England GK 1993–1996 119 0 [7]
Bedeau, TonyTony Bedeau  Grenada FW 1995–2006
2006–2007
373 65 [13]
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas  England DF 1995–2000 142 7 [14]
Watson, AlexAlex Watson  England DF 1995–2001 230 9 [15]
Hill, KevinKevin Hill  England MF 1997–2008 474 57 [16]
Tully, SteveSteve Tully  England DF 1997–2002 125 3 [17]
Aggrey, JimmyJimmy Aggrey  England DF 1998–2001 110 2 [18]
Williams, EifionEifion Williams  Wales FW 1999–2002 122 24 [19]
Hockley, MatthewMatthew Hockley  England MF 2000–2008 265 10 [20]
Graham, DavidDavid Graham  Scotland FW 2001–2004
2007
137 49 [21]
Russell, AlexAlex Russell  England MF 2001–2005 163 21 [22]
Dearden, KevinKevin Dearden  England GK 2001–2005 107 0 [23]
Woods, SteveSteve Woods  England DF 2001–2009 283 11 [24]
Canoville, LeeLee Canoville  England DF 2001–2005 121 2 [25]
Fowler, JasonJason Fowler  England MF 2001–2005 107 8 [26]
Gritton, MartinMartin Gritton  Scotland FW 2002–2004
2010–2011
115 26 [27]
Kuffour, JoJo Kuffour  Ghana FW 2002–2006 160 33 [28]
Taylor, CraigCraig Taylor  England DF 2003–2005 138 6 [29]
Mansell, LeeLee Mansell  England MF 2006– 391 25 [30]
Robertson, ChrisChris Robertson  Scotland DF 2007–2012 203 11 [31]
Benyon, ElliotElliot Benyon  England FW 2007–2011
2013
199 47 [32]
Hargreaves, ChrisChris Hargreaves  England MF 2007–2010 130 14 [33]
Nicholson, KevinKevin Nicholson  England DF 2007– 324 13 [34]
Sills, TimTim Sills  England FW 2007–2010 136 47 [35]
Stevens, DannyDanny Stevens  England MF 2007– 224 28 [36]
Zebroski, ChrisChris Zebroski  England FW 2007–2008
2009–2011
141 40 [37]
Ellis, MarkMark Ellis  England DF 2007–2012 140 13 [38]
Wroe, NickyNicky Wroe  England MF 2008–2011 130 23 [39]
Bevan, ScottScott Bevan  England GK 2008–2011 112 0 [40]
O'Kane, EunanEunan O'Kane  Ireland MF 2010–2012 122 14 [41]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Wayne Thomas". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  15. ^ "Alex Watson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  16. ^ "Kevin Hill". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  17. ^ "Steve Tully". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  18. ^ "Jimmy Aggrey". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  19. ^ "Eifion Williams". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  20. ^ "Matt Hockley". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  21. ^ "David Graham". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  22. ^ "Alex Russell". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  23. ^ "Kevin Dearden". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  24. ^ "Steve Woods". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  25. ^ "Lee Canoville". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  26. ^ "Jason Fowler". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  27. ^ "Martin Gritton". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  28. ^ "Jo Kuffour". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  29. ^ "Craig Taylor". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  30. ^ "Lee Mansell". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  31. ^ "Chris Robertson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  32. ^ "Elliot Benyon". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  33. ^ "Chris Hargreaves". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  34. ^ "Kevin Nicholson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  35. ^ "Tim Sills". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  36. ^ "Danny Stevens". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  37. ^ "Chris Zebroski". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  38. ^ "Mark Ellis". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  39. ^ "Nicky Wroe". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  40. ^ "Scott Bevan". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  41. ^ "Eunan O'Kane". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 

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