Mervyn Cawston

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Mervyn Cawston
Personal information
Date of birth (1952-02-04) 4 February 1952 (age 65)
Place of birth Diss, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1970 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1976 Norwich City 4 (0)
1974–1975 Southend United (loan) 10 (0)
1975–1976 Newport County (loan) 4 (0)
1975–1976 Chicago Sting (loan) 41 (0)
1976–1977 Gillingham 19 (0)
1977–1978 Chicago Sting 41 (0)
1978–1983 Southend United 189 (0)
1983–1984 Stoke City 0 (0)
1984 Chelmsford City
1984–1985 Southend United 9 (0)
1985–1986 Barking
Total 325 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mervyn Cawston (born 4 February 1952) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Active in both England and the United States, Cawston made over 300 career appearances.


Born in Diss, Cawston began his career with the youth team of Norwich City, and made his debut for the senior team in the Football League during the 1970–1971 season. While at Norwich, Cawston spent loan spells at Southend United and Newport County, while also spending his summers playing in the North American Soccer League for the Chicago Sting. After leaving Norwich in 1976, Cawston later played for Gillingham, Southend United and Stoke City, before playing non-league football with Chelmsford City and Barking.

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