Roy Morton

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Roy Morton
Personal information
Full name Roy Steven Morton[1]
Date of birth (1955-10-29) 29 October 1955 (age 59)[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1971–1972 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Manchester United 0 (0)
1973–1977 Birmingham City 3 (0)
1977–? AP Leamington ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Roy Steven Morton (born 29 October 1955) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham City.[2] He played as a midfielder.

Morton was born in Birmingham. He excelled in schools football, and was capped by England at schoolboy and youth level. When he left school in 1971 he signed for Manchester United as an apprentice. He was given a professional contract a year later, but by 1973 it had become clear that he was not going to break through to the senior team, and he was allowed to join Birmingham City on a free transfer.[1] He made his debut in the First Division in 15 March 1975, in a 1–1 draw away at Arsenal, and played twice more in the 1974–75 season,[3] but one appearance in the following season's League Cup was his last for the first team. In June 1977, still only 21 years old, he left for non-league football with AP Leamington, where he played at least until the 1981–82 season.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 112. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Birmingham City : 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 15 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 210.
  4. ^ "Alliance Premier League 1981–1982". Pride in our past: The history of Leamington Football Club. Leamington F.C. Archived from the original on 9 March 2008.