Roy Shiner

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Roy Shiner
Personal information
Full name Roy Albert James Shiner
Date of birth 15 November 1924
Place of birth Ryde, Isle of Wight, England
Date of death 1988
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ryde Sports
Cheltenham Town
1951–1955 Huddersfield Town 21 (6)
1955–1959 Sheffield Wednesday 153 (93)
1959–1960 Hull City 22 (8)
Teams managed
Newport (IOW)
Seaview
St. Helens
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 August 2007.

Roy Albert James Shiner (15 November 1924 in Ryde, Isle of Wight – 1988) was a professional footballer who played as a forward for Ryde Sports, Cheltenham Town, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday & Hull City. He later went on to manage clubs on the Isle of Wight such as Newport (IOW), Seaview and St. Helens.

Shiner joined Huddersfield in December 1951 as a replacement for Ronnie Burke at centre-forward and made his debut on Christmas Day. He played in eight further matches that season but for the next three years he was used mainly as a replacement when another forward was injured. Always an enthusiastic and vigorous player, he made a total of only 21 first-team appearances in three and a half seasons at Huddersfield, scoring six goals.

He moved to Sheffield Wednesday along with Ron Staniforth in the summer of 1955 where his career blossomed. In four seasons there he made 153 appearances and scored 93 goals. He then spent a season at Hull City.

References[edit]

  • 99 Years and Counting - Huddersfield Town Centenary History by A.Hodgson, G.&I. Thomas and J.Ward, Huddersfield Town AFC, 2007