Sid Rawlings

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Sid Rawlings
Personal information
Full name James Sidney Dean Rawlings
Date of birth (1913-05-05)5 May 1913
Place of birth Wombwell, South Yorkshire, England
Date of death 1956 (aged 42–43)
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1932–1934 Preston North End 12 (0)
1934–1935 Huddersfield Town 11 (2)
1935–1936 West Bromwich Albion 10 (1)
1936–1937 Northampton Town 48 (18)
1937–1939 Millwall 53 (27)
1946–1948 Plymouth Argyle 56 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Sidney Dean "Sid" Rawlings (5 May 1913 – 1956)[1] was a professional footballer, who played for Preston North End, Huddersfield Town, West Bromwich Albion, Northampton Town, Millwall and Plymouth Argyle (1946/47 & 1947/48 seasons).[2] He was born in Wombwell, South Yorkshire.

Rawlings played for Everton FC during World War II having initially played on loan from Millwall and then signed permanently in 1940. He also made a few guest appearances for Liverpool. Previous to his move to Everton he had played in Millwalls Cup run which ended in the semi-final with defeat to Chelsea in front of a Wembley crowd exceeding 100,000. After ending his professional career at Plymouth Argyle he continued to play locally for Tavistock and subsequently managed them for a short period. He died prematurely in 1956 from leukemia .

Film still exists on the web of Sid training with the Millwall players as covered by Pathe News. Photographs also exist of the Millwall semi-final, showing where Rawlings and the other players being presented to the King prior to the match.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Since 1888 - The searchable Premiership and Football League database (registration required)
  2. ^ "Sid Rawlings" The Argyle Review - Retrieved 3 October 2008
  • 99 Years & Counting - Stats & Stories - Huddersfield Town History