Bill Charlton

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Bill Charlton
Personal information
Full name William Charlton
Date of birth (1912-01-04)4 January 1912
Place of birth South Stoneham, England
Date of death Not known
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Oxford University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1932 Southampton 2 (1)
1933–1936 Corinthian
1934–1935 Hull City 3 (1)
1935–1936 Wimbledon
1936–1938 Queens Park Rangers 20 (10)
1938 Barnet
1938–1939 Leyton
1939 Fulham 0 (0)
National team
1936–19?? England amateurs 4 (3)

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

† Appearances (Goals).

William "Bill" Charlton (born 4 January 1912)[1] was an English footballer who played at centre-forward in the Football League for various clubs in the 1930s, including Southampton, Hull City and Queens Park Rangers.[2] He also played for the Corinthians and the England national amateur football team.

Football career[edit]

Charlton was born in the South Stoneham area of Southampton[2] and was educated at Peter Symonds School, Winchester[1] before going up to St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford where he represented Oxford University at football and won his blue.[1]

While still at university, he joined Southampton of the Football League Second Division as an amateur, making two appearances at centre-forward;[1] on 16 January 1932 in a 3–3 draw with Preston North End and on 13 February 1932 when he scored a consolation goal in a 5–1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.[3]

Between 1933 and 1936, Charlton was a member of the Corinthian amateur club, for whom he made 20 appearances, scoring 16 goals,[4] including two against Stade Francais in Paris in April 1934.[5]

In November 1934, he joined Hull City scoring once in three league appearances, before a spell with Wimbledon. In May 1936, he signed his first professional contract with Queens Park Rangers[1] and played 20 matches, scoring ten goals, in the Football League Third Division South.[2]

He earned his first England amateur cap in 1936, making four appearances in total and scoring three goals, a hat-trick against Ireland.[1]

Later career[edit]

During Second World War,William Charlton was in Royal Navy -Lt.Commander-After the war Charlton worked for various Oil companies including Shell Mex before retiring to Barnes, He died in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 70. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 52. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  4. ^ Cavallini, Rob (2007). Play Up Corinth – A History of the Corinthian Football Club. Tempus Publishing. pp. 268–271, 274. ISBN 0-7524-4479-4. 
  5. ^ Play Up Corinth. p. 197. 

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