Bob Morton (footballer, born 1927)

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Bob Morton
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Personal information
Full name Robert Hendry Morton[1]
Date of birth (1927-09-25)25 September 1927
Place of birth Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
Date of death 6 May 2002(2002-05-06) (aged 74)
Place of death Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
1943–1945 Waterlows
1945–1946 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1964 Luton Town 495 (48)
Teams managed
Bletchley Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Hendry "Bob" Morton (25 September 1927 – 6 May 2002)[2] was an English professional footballer who played for Luton Town. Morton holds the record for most appearances for the club, with 495 in the Football League and 550 overall.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Morton started out playing locally at Waterlows, but signed amateur forms with Luton Town as the war drew to an end. Luton signed him on a professional contract a year later, in 1946. Morton made his debut on 30 October 1948, playing at centre-forward as Luton beat West Ham United 1–0 at Upton Park.[1]

Morton was equally good as a forward or as a wing half, and whether he was scoring goals or stopping them at the other end he was an ever-present in the Luton team. Morton left Luton in 1964, at the age of 38. He spent a spell as player-manager of Bletchley Town, before retiring altogether.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3. 
  2. ^ Bob Morton, Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Bob Morton". Luton Town F.C. 2004-11-17. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 

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