Sam Charnley

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Sam Charnley
Personal information
Full name Samuel Charnley[1]
Date of birth (1902-11-18)18 November 1902
Place of birth Wishaw, Scotland
Date of death 1977
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1925 Burnbank Athletic
1925–1928 Wolverhampton Wanderers 52 (1)
1928–1929 York City 48 (4)
1929 Dartford
1929–1931 Kettering Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Samuel "Sam" Charnley (18 November 1902 – 1977) was a Scottish footballer who played for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Football League.


Born in Craigneuk, a suburb of Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, Charnley played for Burnbank Athletic before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Football League Second Division in January 1925.[2] He made his debut on 12 September 1925 in a 4–1 win against Portsmouth.[3] After making 55 appearances in total, scoring once, he joined Midland League team York City in August 1928.[2]

He captained York in the 1928–29 season, which was to be their last in the Midland League before being elected to the Football League.[2] He left after making 55 appearances and scoring five goals to join Dartford in June 1929.[2] He joined Kettering Town in September, before returning to Scottish football in May 1931.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 - 1939. Tony Brown. p. 52. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922-1997. Citizen Publications. p. 138. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.