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]

  • Sourced from Bob Morton profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
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.