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Ernie Taylor

Newcastle United FC, Blackpool FC

1 appearance, 0 goal

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 3: A 6
0% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Ernest Taylor
Birth 2 September 1925 in Pallion, Sunderland, County Durham [registered in Sunderland, December 1925].
Attended Diamond Hall Primary School in Pallion.

According to the 1939 register, schoolboy Ernest is the fifth of sixth children to Joseph and Mary (née Rodgerson), living at 14 Garnet Street in the Pallion area of Sunderland. His father is a shipyard plater.

Marriage to Vera Bunton [registered in Sunderland, January 1945]
Death 9 April 1985 at his home in Birkenhead, Cheshire, aged 59 years 219 days [registered in Birkenhead, June 1985], of a heart attack.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Biographies Tom Thumb Ernie Taylor: Manchester United Legend - Mark Metcalf (JMD, September 2013)

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Taylor first played for Sunderland Boys' as a nine-year old, and doing so for the next five years. He also played with the Diamond Hall juniors and senior sides. Joined Newcastle United FC 1942-51, Blackpool FC 1951-58 for a £27,000 fee, Manchester United February 1958 until December that year. Sunderland AFC December 1958 until 1961.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1950-51, 1952-53, 1957-58;
Individual honours Played for three different clubs in three FA Cup finals.
Distinctions x
Height/Weight 5' 5½", 10st. 4lbs [1955]. His obituary states he only stood at 5' 4"


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 725th players (725) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
Only match No. 284, 25 November 1953, England 3 Hungary 6, a friendly match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley Park, London, aged 28 years 84 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance, 1956)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

The Numbers
parties Appearances unused minutes captain
2 1 one 90 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
1 0 0 1 3 6 -3 0 0 3 6 0 -1
his only match was played at a home venue, it was a friendly match, and played in a white shirt

Match History

 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - no full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 25
264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW unused sub

 Club: Blackpool F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)  

Age 28
1 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HL   8

one of two who became the 725th player (725) to appear for England.
the eighth Blackpool player to represent England

Age 30 B  
one appearance - Switzerland March 1956