Billy Garton

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Billy Garton
Personal information
Full name William Francis Garton
Date of birth (1965-03-15) 15 March 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Salford, England
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1990 Manchester United 41 (0)
1986 Birmingham City (loan) 5 (0)
1993–1994 Witton Albion 23 (0)
Total 69 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Billy Garton (born 15 March 1965) is a former footballer who played for Manchester United.[1] He made his debut in 1984 and played 51 games, the first half of his career marred by an injury, and was forced to retire after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.[1] After retiring, he played for local clubs and taught, emigrating to San Diego, California in 2001[1] and co-founded the Carmel Valley Manchester youth soccer club.[2]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mitten, A (2006). "Billy Garton - The Salford Lad". We're the Famous Man United: Old Trafford in the Eighties the Players' Story. Vision Sports Publishing. ISBN 1905326149. 


  1. ^ a b c Brennan, S (9 November 2006). "Garton's tale helps revive forgotten era". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Directors". Retrieved 28 April 2012.