Norman Curtis

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Norman Curtis
Personal information
Date of birth (1924-09-10)10 September 1924
Place of birth Dinnington, England
Date of death 7 September 2009(2009-09-07) (aged 84)
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1950 Gainsborough Trinity
1950–1960 Sheffield Wednesday 310 (21)
1960–1961 Doncaster Rovers 39 (3)
1961–1965 Buxton
Teams managed
1960–1961 Doncaster Rovers (player)
1961–1965 Buxton (player)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Norman Curtis (10 September 1924 – 7 September 2009) was an English-born footballer, who played as a full back in the Football League in the 1950s and 1960s.

He started his Football League career at a relatively late age, moving from Gainsborough Trinity to Sheffield Wednesday in 1950 when aged 25. Curtis went on to make 324 senior appearances (scoring 24 goals) for Wednesday between 1950–60.[1] During his time at Wednesday the club experienced three promotions and three relegations between the First Division and the Second Division. He was nicknamed 'Cannonball' as when he took Wednesday's penalties he ran from inside his own half.[2]

He moved to Doncaster Rovers for 1960–61 as a player-manager and made 39 league appearances before moving to Buxton for four years as player-manager.[2][3]


  1. ^ Sheff Wed stats at
  2. ^ a b Independent - obituary
  3. ^ Norman Curtis at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database