Sid Stanton

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Sid Stanton
Personal information
Full name Sidney Horley Stanton[1]
Date of birth (1923-06-16)16 June 1923[1]
Place of birth Dudley, England
Date of death 2005 (aged 81–82)
Playing position Defender / Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Birmingham City 0 (0)
194?–1949 Northampton Town 7 (0)
1949–1951 Headington United 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sidney Horley Stanton (16 June 1923 – 2005) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Northampton Town.[2] He played as a defender or wing half.

Stanton was born in Dudley, which was then part of Worcestershire, in 1923.[1] He began his football career with Birmingham City, and played in the various wartime competitions during the Second World War, but made no first-team appearances once competitive football resumed after the war.[3][4] He moved on to Northampton Town, where he made seven appearances in the Third Division South between 1947 and 1949.[2] In 1949 he joined Headington United, newly admitted to the Southern League, where he spent two seasons, making 51 appearances in all first-team competitions.[5] Stanton died in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sid Stanton". Rage Online. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Northampton Town: 1946/47–2010/11". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 238–40. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  4. ^ Rollin, Jack (2005). Soccer at War 1939–45. London: Headline. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-7553-1431-7.
  5. ^ "All games played by Sid Stanton". Rage Online. Retrieved 31 August 2015.