|Full name||Samuel Charnley|
|Date of birth||18 November 1902|
|Place of birth||Wishaw, Scotland|
|Date of death||1977|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
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. He made his debut on 12 September 1925 in a 4–1 win against Portsmouth. After making 55 appearances in total, scoring once, he joined Midland League team York City in August 1928.
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. He left after making 55 appearances and scoring five goals to join Dartford in June 1929. He joined Kettering Town in September, before returning to Scottish football in May 1931.
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