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|Full name||Samuel Edward Troughton|
|Date of birth||27 March 1964|
|Place of birth||Lisburn, Northern Ireland|
|Northern Ireland Schools||6|
|Northern Ireland Youth|
|2005–2008||University of Pretoria|
|2008–2009||Mpumalanga Black Aces|
|2014–2016||University of Pretoria|
|2016||Vasco da Gama|
|2017||Free State Stars|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Troughton played for Glentoran and Wolverhampton Wanderers before coming to South Africa in 1985 to play for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns and then Orlando Pirates. He was popularly known as "Special Branch" during his playing days in South Africa. In 1986, he briefly played for Crusaders, playing two league games in two days against Linfield and Glentoran (scoring in the latter) in December 1986.
After retiring from football, Troughton coached mainly lower league sides like Arcadia Shepherds, Pretoria University and Durban Stars. He also had a short stint as Orlando Pirates coach in 1994 and worked as an assistant coach for Free State Stars.
Troughton was retained as University of Pretoria manager for the start of the 2015–16 season. In March 2016, he took charge of Vasco da Gama for the rest of the season. On the 8 October 2018, Sammy signed a two-year deal as the Head Coach of Witbank Spurs , but barely two weeks after the joining the club he left for Mpumalanga rivals TS Sporting .
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- "Siyavutha Complete Signing Of New Coach". soccerladuma.co.za. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
- "Coach Sammy Troughton trades Witbank Spurs for TS Sporting". kickoff.com. 2 November 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
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