Jack Stelling

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Jack Stelling
Personal information
Full name John Graham Surtees Stelling[1]
Date of birth (1924-05-23)23 May 1924
Place of birth Washington, England
Date of death 29 March 1993(1993-03-29) (aged 68)
Place of death Sunderland, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Usworth High Grange
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944–1956 Sunderland 259 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Graham Surtees Stelling (23 May 1924 – 29 March 1993) was an English footballer who played for Sunderland as a full back. He signed from Sunderland after being found playing for Non League side Usworth Colliery after the Second World War.[2] Stelling made his first appearance for Sunderland on 5 January 1946 against Grimsby Town in a 3–1 win at Blundell Park.[3] During his time at Sunderland spanning from 1946 until 1956 he had made 259 league appearances scoring 8 goals.[4] Shortly after he retired from playing football in 1956.[5]


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  2. ^ "Jack Stelling". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Grimsby 1-3 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  4. ^ "Jack Stelling". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 25 August 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
  5. ^ "Jack Stelling". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 6 January 2011.