SFC FPA

Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Real Name: Wilfrid Sydney Charlton
Normal Position: Left Half
Height: 5' 9.5
Weight: 12 St. 0 lbs
Born: 12/09/1933 (Blyth)
Died: 25/11/2016 (Kirkburton, Huddersfield)

A relative of the famous Milburn/Charlton footballing family, Wilf began at Huddersfield Town as an outside right in the central League side but was switched to wing half. He was recommended to Southport by Alfie young, a former Huddersfield Town centre half, and, after making his debut the day after his 21st birthday, went on to complete 109 appearances in 3 seasons.

His most successful term was 1956-57 when he turned out in 41 League matches – more than any other player and also converted 7 penalties out of 8. He was then transferred to Tranmere Rovers for a small fee and gave them four years good service.

Wilf was also a useful cricketer, assisting Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club as a wicket keeper batsman, once scoring a century against the Southport and District League.

He had a newsagent shop in Southport for a number of years before going back to Yorkshire. His son Simon followed in his father’s footsteps appearing for Huddersfield Town and Southampton at full back.

Career: Portsmouth, cs 1949, cancelled 24 Nov 1949; Huddersfield Town, amr 29 Dec 1949, pro 11 Nov 1950; Southport, 8 July 1954; Tranmere Rovers, 22 June 1957; Sankeys (Welington), cs 1961; Burscough, cs 1962



Season Date From To Value
1956/1957 21/06/1957 Southport TRANMERE ROVERS Small Fee



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
1954/1955 3401
1955/1956 4000
1956/1957 4807
Total 122 0 8


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
11/05/1957 Liverpool Senior CupN EVERTON 1 - 2
29/04/1957 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
27/04/1957 LeagueA DERBY COUNTY 0 - 2
24/04/1957 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
22/04/1957 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
20/04/1957 LeagueH DERBY COUNTY 3 - 2
19/04/1957 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
15/04/1957 Liverpool Senior CupH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
13/04/1957 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
06/04/1957 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 3
30/03/1957 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 2
26/03/1957 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 0
23/03/1957 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
16/03/1957 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
09/03/1957 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 0
02/03/1957 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
23/02/1957 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
16/02/1957 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 6
02/02/1957 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 9
26/01/1957 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 6
19/01/1957 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
12/01/1957 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 4
05/01/1957 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H EVERTON RESERVES 3 - 1
01/01/1957 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 5 - 1
29/12/1956 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 1
25/12/1956 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
22/12/1956 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
15/12/1956 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 5
01/12/1956 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 1
24/11/1956 LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 3
21/11/1956 FA Cup / 1RA YORK CITY 1 - 2
17/11/1956 FA Cup / 1H YORK CITY 0 - 0
10/11/1956 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 1
03/11/1956 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 0
27/10/1956 LeagueA HULL CITY 1 - 2
23/10/1956 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH PRESTON NORTH END 2 - 1
20/10/1956 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
13/10/1956 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 3
08/10/1956 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A PRESTON NORTH END 2 - 2
22/09/1956 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
10/09/1956 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 5
08/09/1956 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 5
04/09/1956 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 6
01/09/1956 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 1
30/08/1956 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1
25/08/1956 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
21/08/1956 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
18/08/1956 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 3
30/04/1956 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 4
28/04/1956 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 0
25/04/1956 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
23/04/1956 Liverpool Senior CupA EVERTON 1 - 3
21/04/1956 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
18/04/1956 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 0
14/04/1956 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 0
07/04/1956 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
02/04/1956 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 5 - 0
31/03/1956 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/03/1956 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
24/03/1956 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2
17/03/1956 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 2
10/03/1956 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 2
03/03/1956 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
25/02/1956 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 0
18/02/1956 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 0 - 0
11/02/1956 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
04/02/1956 LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
28/01/1956 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
21/01/1956 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
02/01/1956 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
31/12/1955 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
26/12/1955 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
24/12/1955 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 1
17/12/1955 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
14/12/1955 FA Cup / 2RA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
10/12/1955 FA Cup / 2H GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 0
03/12/1955 LeagueA WORKINGTON 3 - 2
26/11/1955 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
19/11/1955 FA Cup / 1H ASHTON UNITED 6 - 1
12/11/1955 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 1
05/11/1955 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
29/10/1955 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
22/10/1955 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
18/10/1955 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
01/10/1955 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 5
20/09/1955 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 1
17/09/1955 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
12/09/1955 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 2
11/05/1955 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
07/05/1955 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
02/05/1955 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 0
30/04/1955 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
27/04/1955 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
25/04/1955 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
23/04/1955 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
20/04/1955 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
16/04/1955 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 0
13/04/1955 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
11/04/1955 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 3
09/04/1955 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
08/04/1955 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 0
02/04/1955 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
30/03/1955 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
26/03/1955 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
19/03/1955 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 2
12/03/1955 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
05/03/1955 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
26/02/1955 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 0
19/02/1955 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 4 - 0
12/02/1955 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 1
05/02/1955 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0
01/01/1955 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1954 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 2
25/12/1954 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 0
18/12/1954 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
11/12/1954 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
04/12/1954 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
28/09/1954 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
25/09/1954 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
20/09/1954 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 1
18/09/1954 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0
13/09/1954 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
16/02/1957LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 6
02/02/1957LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 9
19/01/1957LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/12/1956LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 4 - 1
22/09/1956LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
10/09/1956LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 5
04/09/1956LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 6
19/02/1955LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 4 - 0