Charlie Cannon

Real Name: Charles Cannon
Born: 07/02/1903 (Coatbridge)
Died: 09/02/1955 (Coatbridge)

A contemporary of Matt Busby at Manchester City, he spent two seasons there making 38 central League appearances but none in the league side.

He had only a handful of northern section games with Southport and by October 1930 it was reported that he was appearing for St Bernard’s – an Edinburgh-based Scottish Division 2 team –  having played for some weeks previously under the name of ‘Newman’.

He scouted a bit after the war and sent George D Brown to Haig Avenue.

Though hardly ever ill he died suddenly of a heart attack when just turned 52.

His son Jimmy had experience with Darlington and Kettering Town in the 1950s.


Career: Shillighmuir Celtic; Bailleston Juniors; Bellshill Athletic; Manchester city, amr 20 aug 1926; Southport, 12 May 1928; St Bernard’s, Sep 1930

Southport Playing Stats

First Team

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Management Stats