Bob Morton (footballer, born 1906)

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Bob Morton
Personal information
Full name Robert Morton[1]
Date of birth (1906-03-03)3 March 1906[1]
Place of birth Widdrington, England[1]
Date of death April 1990 (age 84)[1]
Place of death Widdrington, England[1]
Playing position Left winger
Youth career
Tritlington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1925 Ashington 3 (0)
1925–1927 Bedlington United
1927–1928 Barnsley 1 (1)
1928–1929 Nottingham Forest 34 (3)
1929–1931 Newark Town
1931–1932 Bradford Park Avenue 6 (0)
1932–1935 Port Vale 101 (19)
Throckley Welfare
Total 145+ (23+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Morton (3 March 1906 – April 1990) was a well-travelled English footballer who played for Ashington, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Newark Town, Bradford Park Avenue, and Port Vale in the 1920s and 1930s.

Playing career[edit]

Morton played for Tritlington, Ashington, Bedlington United, Barnsley, Nottingham Forest, Newark Town and Bradford Park Avenue, before joining Port Vale in May 1932.[1] He scored ten goals in 33 Second Division appearances in the 1932–33 season, and found the net against West Ham United and Manchester United at The Old Recreation Ground.[1] He scored five goals in 33 games in the 1933–34 campaign, with two of these goals coming in a 2–0 win over Preston North End on 10 March.[1] He scored five goals in 36 league and FA Cup games in the 1934–35 season, before leaving the Football League to play for Throckley Welfare.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ashington 1922–23 Third Division North 1 0 0 0 1 0
1923–24 Third Division North 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924–25 Third Division North 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 3 0 0 0 3 0
Barnsley 1927–28 Second Division 1 1 0 0 1 1
Nottingham Forest 1928–29 Second Division 27 3 1 0 28 3
1929–30 Second Division 7 0 1 0 8 0
Total 34 3 2 0 36 3
Bradford Park Avenue 1931–32 Second Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
Port Vale 1932–33 Second Division 33 10 0 0 33 10
1933–34 Second Division 33 5 0 0 33 5
1934–35 Second Division 35 4 1 1 36 5
Total 101 19 1 1 102 20
Career total 145 23 3 1 148 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 206. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Bob Morton profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)