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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
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1941/1942 200
1942/1943 100
1943/1944 100
1944/1945 200
1947/1948 401
Total 10 0 1


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
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
26/12/1944 Liverpool Senior Cup / SF 1LA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 5
01/04/1944 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 1LA LIVERPOOL 2 - 6
27/03/1943 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LA EVERTON 1 - 2
28/04/1942 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LH EVERTON 2 - 1
21/03/1942 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 1LA EVERTON 1 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
30/08/1947LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4