Stan Wood

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Stanley Wood
Personal information
Full name Stanley Wood
Date of birth (1905-07-01)1 July 1905
Place of birth Winsford, England
Date of death 17 February 1967(1967-02-17) (aged 61)
Place of death Halifax, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1928–1938 West Bromwich Albion 256 (58)
1938–1946 Halifax Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stanley "Stan" Wood (1 July 1905 – 17 February 1967) was an English footballer who played as an outside left. During his professional career he represented West Bromwich Albion and Halifax Town.

Career[edit]

Wood was born in Winsford, Cheshire and attended Meadow Bank School in Winsford Village. As a youth he played football for Whitegate Victoria and Winsford United, before turning professional with West Bromwich Albion in April 1928. He made his Albion debut in September of the same year, in a Division Two match against Notts County. He went on to make 281 appearances for the club, scoring 66 goals, and was part of the Albion side that won promotion to the First Division in 1930–31 and beat Birmingham 2–1 in the 1931 FA Cup Final.

In May 1938 Wood joined Halifax Town on a free transfer and represented them throughout the Second World War as well as appearing as a guest player for Huddersfield Town in 1941–42. He served as Halifax's trainer from 1946 to 1949. Wood died in Halifax on 17 February 1967.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 251–252. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.