Bill Punton

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Bill Punton
Personal information
Full name William Hamilton Punton
Date of birth (1934-05-09) 9 May 1934 (age 83)
Place of birth Ormiston, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1958 Newcastle United 23 (1)
1958–1959 Southend United 38 (6)
1959–1967 Norwich City 219 (24)
1967 Sheffield United 16 (1)
1967–1969 Scunthorpe United 45 (2)
Great Yarmouth Town
Teams managed
Great Yarmouth Town
Diss Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Hamilton "Bill" Punton (born 9 May 1934) is a Scottish former footballer and manager.

Born in Ormiston, East Lothian, Punton was a left-sided winger who played for Portadown before signing for Newcastle United in February 1954.[1] He made his Football League debut in April 1954 against Manchester City, but did not appear in the first team again for almost 18 months. He made 23 league appearances during his four-year spell at the club. In July 1958, he was sold to Southend United in a part exchange deal which saw Southend's John McGuigan join Newcastle. A year later he joined Norwich City, where he made over 200 league appearances. He also scored for Norwich in the 1962 Football League Cup Final against Rochdale. He went on to play for Sheffield United, Scunthorpe and Yarmouth Town.

At the end of his playing career, Punton moved into management, spending 20 years in charge of Great Yarmouth Town. He later became manager of Diss Town, leading them to the FA Vase final in 1994.[2]



  • Canary Citizens by Mark Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7


  1. ^ "Player Profile: William Hamilton Punton". toon1892. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Metcalf, Rupert (6 May 1994). "Non-League Football: Punton's wait ends". The Independent. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

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