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Real Name: Charles Cannon
Normal Position: Wing Half
Height: 5' 7
Weight: 11 St. 0 lbs
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

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
1928/1929 900
Total 9 0 0

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/12/1928 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 6
25/12/1928 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
22/12/1928 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 3
15/12/1928 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
27/10/1928 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 6 - 2
20/10/1928 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 1
15/09/1928 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 3
08/09/1928 LeagueH NELSON 5 - 1
27/08/1928 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 4