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Real Name: Stanley Butler
Normal Position: Outside Left
Born: 07/01/1919 (Stillington, Co Durham)
Died: 16/01/1979 (Scunthorpe)

As a youngster he once scored 7 goals from outside left with Flixborough Town. West Bromwich Albion signed Stanley, then a Solicitors Clark, from Midland League side Scunthorpe United who freed him as they thought him ‘too small’.

During the war his career developed. He guested for Southport on more than 100 occasions while serving in the RAF. He also assisted Bolton Wanderers, Notts County and Liverpool.

He was a member of the Bolton side which beat Manchester United in the final of the League North Cup in 1945. It was from his centre in the last minute of extra time at Malcolm Barrass scored the winning goal.

He was unable to do himself justice when signed on a two-month trial at the beginning of 1947-48 due to an old injury to his thigh. He played in the first four games of the season scoring at Bradford city.

On finishing his career he worked in the CWS bank in Scunthorpe and later the Appleby-Frodingham steelworks, whose team he coached for a number of years.




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1947/1948 501
Total 5 0 1


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
08/11/1947 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 3 - 0
03/09/1947 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
30/08/1947 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4
26/08/1947 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
23/08/1947 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
02/04/1945 Lancashire Senior Cup / SF 2LH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 4
03/03/1945 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH LIVERPOOL 0 - 5
24/02/1945 Football League War CupH EVERTON 3 - 5
17/02/1945 Football League War CupA EVERTON 0 - 6
10/02/1945 Football League War CupA STOCKPORT COUNTY 5 - 2
03/02/1945 Football League War CupH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
28/01/1945 Football League War CupH BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 4
13/01/1945 Football League War CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 0
06/01/1945 Football League War CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
30/12/1944 Football League War CupA LIVERPOOL 1 - 12
26/12/1944 Liverpool Senior Cup / SF 1LA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 5
25/12/1944 Football League War CupH LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
23/12/1944 War-Time: LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 4
16/12/1944 War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 2
09/12/1944 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 0 - 2
02/12/1944 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 3
25/11/1944 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
18/11/1944 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2
11/11/1944 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKBURN ROVERS 7 - 2
04/11/1944 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 4
28/10/1944 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 10
21/10/1944 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKPOOL 4 - 5
14/10/1944 War-Time: LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
07/10/1944 War-Time: LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
30/09/1944 War-Time: LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
23/09/1944 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 5
16/09/1944 War-Time: LeagueA BURNLEY 1 - 3
09/09/1944 War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 3 - 2
02/09/1944 War-Time: LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END 3 - 1
26/08/1944 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 3
15/04/1944 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA WREXHAM 3 - 8
01/04/1944 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 1LA LIVERPOOL 2 - 6
26/02/1944 Football League War CupH BOLTON WANDERERS 2 - 0
19/02/1944 Football League War CupA BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
12/02/1944 Football League War CupH ROCHDALE 2 - 4
29/01/1944 Football League War CupA BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 5
22/01/1944 Football League War CupH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2
15/01/1944 Football League War CupA BLACKPOOL 1 - 2
08/01/1944 Football League War CupH BLACKPOOL 1 - 4
01/01/1944 Football League War CupH BURNLEY 4 - 1
27/12/1943 Football League War CupA BURNLEY 2 - 2
25/12/1943 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 0 - 5
18/12/1943 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 1
04/12/1943 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 3
27/11/1943 War-Time: LeagueH LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
20/11/1943 War-Time: LeagueA LIVERPOOL 0 - 9
06/11/1943 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 1
30/10/1943 War-Time: LeagueA BURY 1 - 5
23/10/1943 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 4 - 1
16/10/1943 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 2 - 0
09/10/1943 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 3
02/10/1943 War-Time: LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
25/09/1943 War-Time: LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 2
18/09/1943 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 4
11/09/1943 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 6
04/09/1943 War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 1
28/08/1943 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 2
01/05/1943 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 2
24/04/1943 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 5
17/04/1943 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA LIVERPOOL 0 - 3
03/04/1943 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 5
27/03/1943 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LA EVERTON 1 - 2
27/02/1943 Football League War Cup / QualifyingA EVERTON 2 - 10
20/02/1943 Football League War CupH EVERTON 3 - 8
13/02/1943 Football League War CupH BURNLEY 2 - 0
06/02/1943 Football League War CupA BURNLEY 4 - 5
30/01/1943 Football League War CupH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
23/01/1943 Football League War CupA LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
09/01/1943 Football League War CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
02/01/1943 Football League War CupH BLACKPOOL 2 - 3
26/12/1942 Football League War CupA BLACKPOOL 1 - 1
19/12/1942 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 0
05/12/1942 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2
28/11/1942 War-Time: LeagueA LIVERPOOL 2 - 6
21/11/1942 War-Time: LeagueH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
14/11/1942 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKPOOL 3 - 2
07/11/1942 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 2 - 6
31/10/1942 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
24/10/1942 War-Time: LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 8 - 0
17/10/1942 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 6 - 3
10/10/1942 War-Time: LeagueA BURY 5 - 3
03/10/1942 War-Time: LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 2
26/09/1942 War-Time: LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 10 - 0
19/09/1942 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 6 - 2
12/09/1942 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 1
05/09/1942 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 2
29/08/1942 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
28/04/1942 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LH EVERTON 2 - 1
25/04/1942 War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 3
18/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 2 2LA MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 3
11/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 2 1LH MANCHESTER CITY 1 - 4
06/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 2LH BURY 2 - 1
04/04/1942 Football League War Cup / 1 1LA BURY 4 - 4
28/03/1942 Football League War CupA MANCHESTER UNITED 2 - 4
21/03/1942 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 1LA EVERTON 1 - 3
21/02/1942 Football League War CupH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
14/02/1942 Football League War CupA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
07/02/1942 Football League War CupH STOCKPORT COUNTY 5 - 0
31/01/1942 Football League War CupH MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
17/01/1942 Football League War CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 4
10/01/1942 Football League War CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
27/12/1941 Football League War CupH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 1
25/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BOLTON WANDERERS 0 - 4
20/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 2
06/12/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BURY 6 - 2
29/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
22/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 3
15/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END 1 - 5
08/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA PRESTON NORTH END 0 - 2
01/11/1941 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 4
25/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 1
18/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 1 - 1
11/10/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BURNLEY 2 - 4
27/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 3
20/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueH BLACKPOOL 1 - 5
13/09/1941 War-Time: LeagueA BLACKPOOL 1 - 10

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/08/1947LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4
24/02/1945Football League War CupH EVERTON 3 - 5
28/01/1945Football League War CupH BOLTON WANDERERS 3 - 4
18/11/1944War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2
07/10/1944War-Time: LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 2
09/09/1944War-Time: LeagueH BURNLEY 3 - 2
02/09/1944War-Time: LeagueH PRESTON NORTH END 3 - 1
15/04/1944War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA WREXHAM 3 - 8
26/02/1944Football League War CupH BOLTON WANDERERS 2 - 0
02/10/1943War-Time: LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 2
25/09/1943War-Time: LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 2
11/09/1943War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 6
01/05/1943War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 2
24/04/1943War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionH TRANMERE ROVERS 4 - 5
03/04/1943War-Time: Supplementary CompetitionA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 5
20/02/1943Football League War CupH EVERTON 3 - 8
06/02/1943Football League War CupA BURNLEY 4 - 5
21/11/1942War-Time: LeagueH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
10/10/1942War-Time: LeagueA BURY 5 - 3
26/09/1942War-Time: LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 10 - 0
10/01/1942Football League War CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
29/11/1941War-Time: LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
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