Ben Morton

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Ben Morton
Personal information
Full name Benjamin W. Morton
Date of birth 28 August 1910
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death November 1962 (aged 52)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stourbridge
1933–193? Wolverhampton Wanderers
193?–1935 Stourbridge
1935–1936 Manchester United 1 (0)
1936–1937 Torquay United
1937–1945 Swindon Town
Stourbridge

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Benjamin W. Morton (28 August 1910 – November 1962) was an English professional footballer. His regular position was as a forward.

Born in Sheffield, Morton began his career with Stourbridge before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in February 1933. He then joined Manchester United via a short spell back at Stourbridge in May 1935. His only game for United came against West Ham United on 16 November 1935,[1] and he left to join Torquay United in May 1936.

In October 1937, he was transferred to Swindon Town for a then-club record fee of £1,000,[2] and during the following season (1938–39) he was the top scorer of the Third Division South with 28 goals.[3]

He was a regular in the Swindon side until the outbreak of war and remained with the club. He played once during the 1945-46 season before leaving in 1945 to rejoin Stourbridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MUFCInfo.com profile "Benjamin Morton Profile". MUFCINFO. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Ben MORTON". Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

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