Roy Felton

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Roy Felton
Personal information
Full name Robert Francis Foster Felton[1]
Date of birth (1918-08-12)12 August 1918[1]
Place of birth Gateshead, England[1]
Date of death 24 April 1982(1982-04-24) (aged 63)[1]
Place of death Aintree, England[1]
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
1937–1938 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1946 Port Vale 10 (0)
1946–1947 Crystal Palace 1 (0)
South Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Northwich Victoria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Francis Foster "Roy" Felton (12 August 1918 – 24 April 1982) was an English footballer who played for Everton, Port Vale, Crystal Palace, South Liverpool, Nottingham Forest, and Northwich Victoria.

Playing career[edit]

Felton played for Everton, before joining Port Vale in June 1938.[1] He played ten Third Division South and two cup games before being called up for military training in August 1939.[1] During the war he guested for Bath City, but returned to The Old Recreation Ground safely in August 1945.[1] Injuries limited his appearances however and he only managed to play seven war league, five FA Cup and three war cup games before refusing new terms in the summer of 1946.[1] After having a trial with Crystal Palace, in which he played one league game, he signed with South Liverpool.[2] After a trial with Nottingham Forest he joined Northwich Victoria.[1]


  • Sourced from Roy Felton profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1938–39 Third Division South 10 0 0 0 2 0 12 0
1945–46 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
Total 10 0 5 0 2 0 17 0
Crystal Palace 1946–47 Third Division South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 99. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "stats". Retrieved 25 January 2013.