Watty Moore

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Watty Moore
Personal information
Full name Watson Evans Moore
Date of birth (1925-08-30)30 August 1925
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Date of death 1967 (aged 41)
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
Oxford Street Old Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1960 Hartlepool United[1] 447 (3)
Total 447 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Watson Evans "Watty" Moore (30 August 1925 – 1967) was an English footballer for Hartlepool United. A one-club man, the centre-half held the all-time appearance record for Hartlepool for more than fifty years, making 472 starts for the club between 1948 and 1960. His record was overtaken by Ritchie Humphreys in 2011.

An amateur with Oxford Street Old Boys, he signed with Hartlepool United in 1948, at the age of 23.[2] He started as a centre-forward, but converted to the centre-half position.[2] He began on wages of £12 a week, and his mother attended every game in his career.[2] He became club captain, and went on to make 472 appearances in all competitions, before retiring in 1960.[3] He died from a heart attack at the age of 41.[2]


  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Fraser, Paul (25 February 2011). "Watty's family pay tribute to Humphreys". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Watty Moore". inthemadcrowd.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2011.