Stan Hanson

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Stan Hanson
Personal information
Full name Stanley Hanson
Date of birth (1915-12-27)27 December 1915
Place of birth Bootle, Lancashire, England
Date of death 1987 (aged 71–72)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1956 Bolton Wanderers 384 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stanley Hanson (27 December 1915 – 1987) was an English footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers for his whole professional career.

Starting off as an amateur with Liverpool and Southport he turned down Aston Villa to sign professional forms for Bolton in October 1935.[1]

He did not make the goalkeepers shirt his own until the 1938-39 season and then his career was interrupted by the Second World War, where he saw service in the Royal Artillery.[1]

He returned to top-flight football and stayed playing with Bolton until he was nearly 40. He was Bolton's keeper in the Matthews' Cup Final. When he retired from football he stayed with the club as coach of the reserve side as well as running the post office near Burnden Park.[1]

Stan Hanson had a brother, Alf Hanson, who also played for Liverpool as well as Chelsea.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Ponting, Ivan & Hugman, Barry; The Concise Post War History of Bolton Wanderers; 1994, p.11.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ponting, Ivan & Hugman, Barry. "The Concise Post War History of Bolton Wanderers". Repvern Publishing, 1994. ISBN 1-869833-27-9