Walter Crickmer

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Walter Raymond Crickmer
Personal information
Date of birth 1900
Place of birth Wigan, Lancashire, England
Date of death 6 February 1958 (age 57–58)
Place of death Munich, Germany
Teams managed
Years Team
1931–1932 Manchester United
1937–1945 Manchester United

Walter Raymond Crickmer (1900 – 6 February 1958) was an English football club secretary and manager.

He became Manchester United club secretary in 1926.[1] He twice assumed managerial responsibility: from 1 April 1931 to 1 June 1932, and then again from 1 August 1937 to 1 February 1945.

Together with club owner James W. Gibson, he was responsible for instituting the youth development system at Manchester United. After 32 years of service as club secretary, Crickmer was killed in the Munich air disaster on 6 February 1958.[2][3] He is buried at Stretford Cemetery.[4]

He was married to Nellie Robertson from 1921[5]until his death. She outlived him by nine years, dying in 1967.[6]They had one daughter, Beryl, who was born in 1921.[7]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Manchester United England April 1931 June 1932 43 17 8 18 39.53
Manchester United England November 1937 February 1945 76 30 24 22 39.47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Red Life Managers". Archived from the original on 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Olive was ultimate club man". Manchester Evening News. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Williams, Richard (2 February 2008). "Presses stopped in Manchester as Guardian man confirmed dead". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
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External links[edit]

Walter Crickmer management career stats at Soccerbase