Cecil Poynton

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Cecil Poynton
Personal information
Full name Cecil Poynton
Date of birth (1901-08-10)10 August 1901
Place of birth Brownhills, England
Date of death 12 January 1983(1983-01-12) (aged 81)
Place of death Tottenham, England
Playing position Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1932 Tottenham Hotspur 152 (3)
1934–? Ramsgate ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cecil Poynton (10 August 1901 – 12 January 1983) was a professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Ramsgate.[1]

Football career[edit]

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 .[2] He became the first Tottenham player to be sent off in a match against Stoke City [3] before taking up the position of player coach of the reserve side in 1933–34. Poynton had two spells at Ramsgate as player manager.[4] 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.


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 211. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 3 December 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
  3. ^ Cecil Poynton fact file Retrieved 18 February 2009
  4. ^ Ramsgate F.C. history Archived 7 July 2007 at Archive.is Retrieved 18 February 2009

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