Stanley Milburn

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Stan Milburn
Personal information
Full name Stanley Milburn
Date of birth (1926-10-27)27 October 1926
Place of birth Ashington, England
Date of death 30 July 2010(2010-07-30) (aged 83)
Place of death Rochdale, England
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1947 Ashington ? (?)
1947–1952 Chesterfield 179 (0)
1952–1959 Leicester City 171 (1)
1959–1965 Rochdale[1] 237 (26)
National team
1950 England B[2] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stanley Milburn (27 October 1926 – 30 July 2010) was an English former football full back. Part of a famous footballing dynasty, he was brother of John ('Jack') Milburn b 1908 (Leeds United and Bradford City), George Milburn b 1910 (Leeds United and Chesterfield), James ('Jimmy') Milburn b 1919 (Leeds United and Bradford City), cousin of Jackie Milburn and uncle of Jack and Bobby Charlton.

Milburn began his career at local non-league club Ashington where he attracted the attentions of Chesterfield for whom he signed in January 1947. In March 1952 he moved to Leicester City where he won a second division medal in 1953-54. Despite being a good club servant Milburn's time at Filbert Street is remembered as much for a unique occurrence when he and defensive partner Jack Froggatt both mishit a clearance simultaneously, thus registering the Football League's only occurrence of an own goal credited to two different players.[3] He moved to Rochdale in January 1959 and earned a testimonial at the club, creating another unique achievement by being awarded this honour at all three of his league clubs.[4] Milburn also guested for Gloucester City in 1955.[5]

Following his retirement he settled in Rochdale where he worked as a warehouseman.[6]

He died on 30 July 2010 at the age of 83. His funeral took place at Rochdale Crematorium three weeks later, with his one England B cap placed on his coffin.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 247
  2. ^ England - International Results B-Team - Details from the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  3. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 34
  4. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 34
  5. ^ Clark, Timothy R.D.; Kujawa, Rob (2009). The Complete Record of Gloucester City AFC 1883–2009. Gloucester: Tiger Timbo Publications. ISBN 978-0-9557425-1-4. 
  6. ^ Stan Milburn from Chesterfield site
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Katie (2010-08-21). "Club pays its tribute to legend Stan". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2010-08-22.