|Full name||Samuel Meston|
|Date of birth||16 January 1872|
|Place of birth||Arbroath, Scotland|
|Date of death||14 August 1948(aged 76)|
|Place of death||Ashurst, Hampshire, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Samuel Meston (16 January 1872 – 14 August 1948) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a half-back for Stoke and Southampton. Whilst with Southampton, he appeared in two FA Cup Finals and won six Southern League championship medals and was the only player ever to do so.
Meston was born in Arbroath and started his career with his local team, Arbroath Victoria before signing as a professional with Stoke in January 1894. Meston spent two seasons at the Victoria Ground making thirteen appearances scoring four goals. At the end of the 1894–95 season, he joined Southampton, together with several other Stoke players and soon proved to be one of the most valuable players signed for the Saints in their Southern League days. His trademark hard shots were nicknamed Long Toms after a cannon used during the Boer War and elsewhere.
He played in a variety of positions, although his favourite position was at right-half. Whilst at Southampton, he won a record six Southern League championship medals and appeared in the FA Cup finals in 1900, defeating three First division clubs on the way, and 1902. He made a total of 288 appearances for the Saints, including 42 in the FA Cup (a total only exceeded by Terry Paine and Nick Holmes).
- FA Cup finalist: 1900 and 1902
- Southern League championships: 1896–97, 1897–98, 1898–99, 1900–01, 1902–03 and 1903–04
- Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 34. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. pp. 237–238. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.
- Giant Killers 1900