|Full name||Cecil Poynton|
|Date of birth||10 August 1901|
|Place of birth||Brownhills, England|
|Date of death||12 January 1983(aged 81)|
|Place of death||Tottenham, England|
|Playing position||Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
He joined the Spurs in August 1922 after being spotted playing for Welsh club Ton Pentre. Poynton a popular, loyal servant spent over half a century at the White Hart Lane club in various capacities including ten years as a player. The left back made his debut versus Birmingham City in December, 1923. In a career hampered by injuries Poynton made a total of 158 appearances and scored three goals for the Lilywhites in all competitions . He became the first Tottenham player to be sent off in a match against Stoke City  before taking up the position of player coach of the reserve side in 1933–34. Poynton had two spells at Ramsgate as player manager. In 1945 he was offered the role of the 1st team assistant trainer with the Spurs and was promoted to club trainer in 1947, a position he kept till 1972 before becoming the club's physiotherapist.
Poynton died at St. Ann's Hospital, Tottenham in January, 1983.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 211. ISBN 1-899468-63-3.
- Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 3 December 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
- Cecil Poynton fact file Retrieved 18 February 2009
- Ramsgate F.C. history Archived 7 July 2007 at Archive.is Retrieved 18 February 2009
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