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England's Deaths - Chronological

1946-59
 
Players Index Oldest/Youngest Deaths 1872-1919 1920-1945 1946-59 1960-79 1980-99 21st Century Youngest Players Oldest Players

This is a comprehensive list of players who have died between 1946 and 1959
Plyr
No.

Player
 Club

Birthdate Deathdate
Place of death
Playing Career Age
294 Alf Common
 
Sheffield United, Middlesbrough
25 May 1880 3 April 1946
Darlington
1904-06 65 years 313 days
197 Rupert Sandilands
 
Old Westminsters & Corinthians
7 August 1868 20 April 1946
Southampton
1892-96 77 years 256 days
278 Tom Baddeley
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers
30 October 1874 24 September 1946
Stoke-on-Trent
1903-04 71 years 329 days
452 Bill Ashurst
 Notts County
4 May 1894 26 January 1947
Bulwell
1923-25 52 years 268 days
446 Harry Jones
 Nottingham Forest
24 May 1891 c.10 May 1947
Derby
1923 55 years 350 days
260 Herbert Banks
 
Millwall Athletic
19 June 1874 mid-1947
King's Norton
1901 72 years nk days
54 Percy Fairclough
 
Old Foresters
1 February 1858 2 June 1947
Sevenoaks
1878 89 years 141 days
317 Gordon Wright
 Cambridge University & Corinthians
3 October 1884 5 June 1947
Johannesburg, South Africa
1906 62 years 245 days
206 John Sutcliffe
 
Bolton Wanderers, Millwall Athletic
12 April 1868 7 July 1947
Bradford
1893-1903 79 years 86 days
280 Harry Hadley
 West Bromwich Albion
26 October 1877 22 October 1947
Kingston-upon-Thames
1903 69 years 361 days
56 Henry Wace
 
Wanderers & Clapham Rovers
21 September 1853 5 November 1947
Bath
1878-79 94 years 45 days
527 Tom Wilson
 Huddersfield Town
16 April 1896 2 February 1948
Barnsley
1928 51 years 292 days
162 Frank Burton
 Nottingham Forest
18 March 1865 10 February 1948
Orston Hall
1889 82 years 329 days
304 Jack Carr
 N
ewcastle United
late summer 1878 17 March 1948
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1905-07 69 years nk days
511 George Brown
 
Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa
22 June 1903 10 June 1948
Hall's Green
1926-32 44 years 355 days
209 Fred Spiksley
 
Wednesday
25 January 1870 28 July 1948
Singleton
1893-98 78 years 185 days
366 George Elliott
 
Middlesbrough
7 January 1889 27 November 1948
Middlesbrough
1913-20 59 years 325 days
112 William Bromley-Davenport
 Oxford University, Old Etonians & Corinthians
21 January 1862 6 February 1949
Macclesfield
1884 87 years 16 days
390 Tommy Clay
 Tottenham Hotspur
19 November 1892 21 February 1949
Southend-on-Sea
1920-22 56 years 94 days
350 Billy Hibbert
 
Bury
21 September 1884 16 March 1949
Blackpool
1910 64 years 176 days
399 Dicky Downs
 
Everton
13 August 1886 24 March 1949
Shildon
1920 62 years 223 days
343 Harold Halse
 
Manchester United
1 January 1886 25 March 1949
Colchester
1909 63 years 83 days
356 Kenneth Hunt
 
Leyton & Wolverhampton Wanderers
24 February 1884 28 April 1949
Heathfield
1911 65 years 63 days
382 Fanny Walden
 Tottenham Hotspur
1 March 1888 3 May 1949
Northampton
1914-22 61 years 63 days
518 Sid Bishop
 Leicester City
10 February 1900 4 May 1949
Fulham
1927 49 years 83 days
299 Bernard Wilkinson
 
Sheffield United
12 March 1878 28 May 1949
Sheffield
1904 71 years 77 days
408 Harry Chambers
 Liverpool
17 November 1896 29 June 1949
Oakengates
1921-23 52 years 224 days
231 Bernard Middleditch
 Corinthians
31 December 1871 3 October 1949
Rye
1897 77 years 276 days
210 Leslie Gay
 Cambridge University & Old Brightonians & Corinthians
24 March 1871 1 November 1949
Sidmouth
1893-94 78 years 222 days
488 Tommy Cook
 Brighton & Hove Albion
5 February 1901 15 January 1950
Brighton
1925 49 years 341 days
256 John Plant
 
Bury
23 March 1871 19 January 1950
Bollington
1900 78 years 302 days
315 Sammy Day
 
Old Malvernians & Corinthians
29 December 1878 21 February 1950
Chobham
1906 71 years 54 days
93 Robert King
 
Oxford University & Upton Park
4 April 1862 4 March 1950
Leigh-on-Sea
1882 87 years 334 days
156 Bill Townley
 Blackburn Rovers
14 February 1866 30 May 1950
Blackpool
1889-90 84 years 105 days
435 David Mercer
 Sheffield United
20 March 1893 3 June 1950
Newton Abbot
1922-23 57 years 75 days
177 George Cotterill
 Cambridge University & Old Brightonians & Corinthians
4 April 1868 1 October 1950
Llandaff
1891-93 82 years 180 days
530 Vince Matthews
 Sheffield United
15 January 1896 15 November 1950
Oxford
1928 54 years 304 days
309 Herbert Smith
 Reading
22 November 1877 6 January 1951
Witney
1905-06 73 years 45 days
269 Fred Blackburn
 Blackburn Rovers
20 July 1878 13 March 1951
Ilford
1901-04 72 years 236 days
430 Billy Smith
 Huddersfield Town
23 May 1895 13 April 1951
Doncaster
1922-28 55 years 325 days
554 Gordon Hodgson
 
Liverpool
16 April 1904 14 June 1951
Burslem
1930-31 47 years 59 days
173 Harry Wood
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers
26 June 1868 5 July 1951
Portsmouth
1890-96 83 years 10 days
203 Robert Topham
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers & Casuals & Corinthians
3 November 1867 31 August 1951
Birchington
1893-94 83 years 301 days
92 Doctor Greenwood
 
Blackburn Rovers
31 October 1860 3 November 1951
Buxton
1882 93 years 3 days
159 Charlie Wreford-Brown
 Oxford University & Old Carthusians & Corinthians
9 October 1866 26 November 1951
Paddington
1889-98 85 years 48 days
387 Bobby Turnbull
 
Bradford
17 December 1895 18 March 1952
Middlesbrough
1919 56 years 92 days
418 Archie Rawlings
 
Preston North End
2 October 1891 11 June 1952
Preston
1921 60 years 253 days
213 Harry Chippendale
 
Blackburn Rovers
2 October 1870 29 September 1952
Darwen
1894 81 years 361 days
369 Hugh Moffat
 
Oldham Athletic
24 January 1885 14 November 1952
Congleton
1913 67 years 295 days
242 Jack Hillman
 
Burnley
30 November 1870 16 December 1952
Burnley
1899 82 years 16 days
318 Harry Makepeace
 Everton
22 August 1881 19 December 1952
B
ebington
1906-12 71 years 119 days
461 Harold Pantling
 Sheffield United
16 May 1891 21 December 1952
Sheffield
1923 61 years 219 days
472 Charlie Spencer
 Newcastle United
4 December 1899 9 February 1953
York
1924 53 years 67 days
337 Arthur Berry
 Oxford University
3 January 1888 15 March 1953
Liverpool
1909 65 years 71 days
422 Tommy Lucas
 
Liverpool
22 September 1895 11 December 1953
Aylesbury
1921-26 58 years 80 days
283 Vivian Woodward
 Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea
3 June 1879 31 January 1954
Ealing
1903-11 74 years 269 days
211 Joe Reader
 West Bromwich Albion
27 February 1866 8 March 1954
West Bromwich
1894 88 years 9 days
244 Jimmy Settle
 Bury, Everton
5 September 1875 1 June 1954
Horwich
1899-1903 78 years 269 days
133 George Brann
 Swifts & Corinthians
23 April 1865 14 June 1954
Surbiton Hill
1886-91 89 years 52 days
374 Joe Hodkinson
 Blackburn Rovers
3 May 1889 18 June 1954
Lancaster
1913-19 65 years 46 days
538 Ernie Hart
 Leeds United
3 January 1902 21 July 1954
Leeds
1928-34 52 years 199 days
311 Arthur Bridgett
 Sunderland
11 October 1882 26 July 1954
Newcastle-under-Lyme
1905-09 71 years 289 days
169 Fred Geary
 Everton
23 January 1868 8 January 1955
Great Crosby
1890-91 86 years 350 days
358 Tom Brittleton
 The Wednesday
23 April 1882 22 February 1955
Winsford
1912-14 72 years 305 days
526 Alf Baker
 Arsenal
27 April 1898 1 April 1955
Bromley
1927 56 years 339 days
327 Irvine Thornley
 Manchester City
11 October 1883 24 April 1955
South Shields
1907 71 years 195 days
306 Dicky Bond
 Preston North End, Bradford City
14 December 1883 25 April 1955
Preston
1905-10 71 years 132 days
534 Jack Hacking
 Oldham Athletic
22 December 1897 31 May 1955
Accrington
1928-29 57 years 135 days
347 Billy Bradshaw
 Blackburn Rovers
3 April 1884 June 1955
Blackburn
1910-13 71 years 59-67 days
339 Bert Freeman
 Everton, Burnley
13 October 1885 11 August 1955
Birmingham
1909-12 69 years 302 days
341 Harold Fleming
 Swindon Town
30 April 1887 23 August 1955
Swindon
1909-14 68 years 115 days
375 Billy Watson
 Burnley
11 September 1890 1 September 1955
Southport
1913-19 64 years 355 days
514 Billy Pease
 Middlesbrough
30 September 1899 2 October 1955
Redcar
1927 56 years 3 days
261 Jack Cox
 Liverpool
21 December 1877 11 November 1955
Walton-on-Thames
1901-03 77 years 325 days
148 Bob Holmes
 Preston North End
23 June 1867 16 November 1955
Preston
1888-95 88 years 146 days
384 Arthur Knight
 Portsmouth
21 September 1887 10 March 1956
Milton
1919 68 years 171 days
268 James Iremonger
 Nottingham Forest
5 March 1876 25 March 1956
West Bridgford
1901-02 80 years 20 days
226 Gerard Dewhurst
 Liverpool Ramblers & Corinthians
14 February 1872 29 March 1956
Ruthin
1895 84 years 44 days
380 Bobby McNeal
 West Bromwich Albion
15 January 1891 15 May 1956
West Bromwich
1914 65 years 121 days
383 Joe Smith
 West Bromwich Albion
10 April 1890 9 June 1956
Wolverhampton
1919-22 66 years 60 days
257 Charlie Fry
 Southampton & Corinthians
25 April 1872 7 September 1956
Fitzrovia
1901 84 years 135 days
155 Jack Southworth
 Blackburn Rovers
29 December 1866 16 October 1956
Liverpool
1889-92 89 years 292 days
308 Harry Linacre
 Nottingham Forest
26 March 1881 11 May 1957
Nottingham
1905 76 years 46 days
185 Jack Cox
 Derby County
21 October 1867 10 June 1957
Toronto
1892 89 years 232 days
475 George Blackburn
 Aston Villa
18 March 1899 3 July 1957
Birmingham
1924 58 years 117 days
344 Bert Morley
 Notts County
8 October 1882 16 July 1957
Skegness
1910 74 years 281 days
352 Albert Sturgess
 Sheffield United
21 October 1882 16 July 1957
Sheffield
1911-14 74 years 268 days
132 Thelwell Pike
 Brentwood & Cambridge University & Old Malvernians & Corinthians
17 November 1866 21 July 1957
Margate
1885 90 years 246 days
556 Harry Burgess
 Sheffield Wednesday
20 August 1904 6 October 1957
Wilmslow
1930-31 53 years 47 days
348 Bert Hall
 Aston Villa
21 January 1882 17 October 1957
Kidderminster
1910 75 years 269 days
291 Bert Lee
 Southampton
19 August 1879 14 January 1958
Southampton
1904 78 years 148 days
336 Joe Cottle
 Bristol City
4 June 1886 3 February 1958
Bristol
1909 71 years 244 days
719 Tommy Taylor
 Manchester United
29 January 1932 6 February 1958
München
1953-57 26 years 8 days
728 Roger Byrne
 Manchester United
8 September 1929 1954-57 28 years 151 days
760 David Pegg
 Manchester United
20 September 1935 1957 22 years 139 days
655 Frank Swift
 Manchester City
26 December 1913 1946-49 44 years 42 days
328 Jimmy Stewart
 The Wednesday, Newcastle United
15 January 1883 17 February 1958
Fenham
1907-11 75 years 33 days
745 Duncan Edwards
 Manchester United
1 October 1936 21 February 1958
München
1955-57 21 years 143 days
239 Ben Garfield
 West Bromwich Albion
4 April 1871 spring 1958
Manchester
1898 87 years nk days
402 Bert Coleman
 Dulwich Hamlet
19 October 1889 15 June 1958
Bromley
1921 68 years 239 days
434 Jack Harrow
 Chelsea
8 October 1888 19 July 1958
Croydon
1922-23 69 years 284 days
470 David Jack
 Bolton Wanderers, Arsenal
3 April 1898 10 September 1958
Lambeth
1924-32 60 years 160 days
353 Jock Simpson
 Blackburn Rovers
25 December 1885 4 January 1959
Falkirk
1911-14 73 years 10 days
345 Arthur Cowell
 Blackburn Rovers
12 May 1886 12 February 1959
Blackburn
1910 72 years 276 days
407 Tom Bromilow
 Liverpool
7 October 1894 4 March 1959
Nuneaton
1921-25 64 years 148 days
284 Arthur Lockett
 Stoke
11 March 1877 5 March 1959
Tooting
1903 81 years 359 days
288 Percy Humphreys
 Notts County
3 December 1880 13 March 1959
Stepney
1903 78 years 131 days
613 Bill Richardson
 West Bromwich Albion
29 May 1909 29 March 1959
Birmingham
1935 49 years 304 days
749 Jeff Hall
 Birmingham City
7 September 1929 4 April 1959
Bordesley Green
1955-57 29 years 209 days
445 Jack Alderson
 Crystal Palace
24 November 1890 2 July 1959
Dewsbury
1923 68 years 220 days
502 Ted Harper
 Blackburn Rovers
22 August 1901 22 July 1959
Blackburn
1926 57 years 334 days
258 William Jones
 Bristol City
6 March 1876 25 September 1959
Bristol
1901 83 years 203 days
443 Jack Tresadern
 West Ham United
26 September 1892 26 September 1959
Tonbridge
1923 67 years 0 days
516 Louis Page
 Burnley
27 March 1899 11 October 1959
Birkenhead
1927 60 years 198 days
416 Albert Read
 Tufnell Park
30 March 1893 26 October 1959
New Cross
1921 66 years 210 days
342 George Richards
 Derby County
10 May 1880 1 November 1959
Derby
1909 79 years 175 days
 
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