|Full name||Dennis Ewart Simpson|
|Date of birth||1 November 1919|
|Date of death||January 2002 (aged 82)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Simpson played for Coventry City and also guested for Port Vale during the war, in 1946. After continuing his career at Highfield Road, he scored five goals in 67 Second Division games, as Coventry finished eighth in 1946–47, tenth in 1947–48, 16th in 1948–49, and 12th in 1949–50. Simpson was allowed to leave the club by manager Harry Storer, and moved on to Reading in 1950. He helped the "Royals" to third in the Third Division South in 1950–51, before they moved up to second place in 1951–52 – just five points behind champions Plymouth Argyle. Reading then dropped down the league after outgoing manager Ted Drake was replaced by Jack Smith, finishing 11th in 1952–53, eighth in 1953–54, and 18th in 1954–55. Simpsons scored 31 goals in 172 league goals during his time at Elm Park. He then spent two seasons in the Third Division South with Exeter City, helping Norman Dodgin's "Grecians" to finish 16th in 1955–56 and 21st in 1956–57. He scored four goals in 30 league games during his brief spell at St James Park. He later ended his career at non-league Exmouth Town.
|Reading||1950–51||Third Division South||45||10||3||0||48||10|
|1951–52||Third Division South||42||7||5||0||47||7|
|1952–53||Third Division South||29||6||2||0||31||6|
|1953–54||Third Division South||38||7||1||0||39||7|
|1954–55||Third Division South||18||2||6||0||24||2|
|Exeter City||1955–56||Third Division South||27||4||2||1||29||5|
|1956–57||Third Division South||3||0||0||0||3||0|