Sid Watson (footballer, born 1927)

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Sid Watson
Personal information
Full name Thomas Sidney Watson
Date of birth (1927-12-12) 12 December 1927 (age 89)
Place of birth Mansfield, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Palterton Welfare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1961 Mansfield Town 292 (9)
1961–1965 Ilkeston Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Thomas Sidney "Sid" Watson (born 12 December 1927 in Mansfield) is a retired English footballer who played in The Football League for Mansfield Town as a wing-half.

Sid Watson worked at Pleasley Colliery when he signed with Mansfield Town as an amateur in September 1948. In January 1950, he signed a professional contract with the club, but had to wait until the 1951–52 season before making his first-team debut.[1]

Watson went on to become one of Mansfield's longest-serving players of all time. He spent 13 years at the club, and played 307 first-team games for the Stags, including 292 in league competition.[2] He left Mansfield at the end of the 1960–61 season, and then played four seasons for non-league Ilkeston Town.

After his retirement from professional football, Watson was an employee at King's Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield until his retirement in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b Retter, Jack (1995). Who's Who – The Stags 1902–1995. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-31-3. 
  2. ^ "Sid Watson". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 1 September 2009.