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Derek Ufton

Charlton Athletic FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 4: A 4
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Derek Gilbert Ufton
Birth Thursday, 31 May 1928 in Crayford, Kent [registered in Dartford, September 1928].
Attended Dartford Grammar School
Marriage to Phyllis I. Birch/Mason, in September 1953 [registered in Sidcup, September 1953]. Two children, Sally Jane [b.1954] and Nicholas J. [b.1957] (sometimes spelled Berch)
Death Saturday, 27 March 2021 in Elham, Kent, aged 92 years 300 days.


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played rugby as an outside-half at Dartford Grammar School, before switching to football as a fifteen year old. Started his career with Borough United FC in Kent and spent rtime as a Cardiff City FC amateur whilst on the books at Dulwich Hamlet FC. Bexleyheath & Welling FC in 1947 before joining Charlton Athletic FC, signing professionally in September 1948, becoming club captain, and remained until injury curtailed his career at the end of the 1959-60 season. His career was blighted by shoulder injuries, dislocating it only at least twenty occasions.
League honours
263 appearances
Charlton Athletic FC 1949-59 263 appearances
debut: 12 November 1949 Charlton Athletic FC 1 Liverpool FC 3.
last (second division): 21 November 1959 Charlton Athletic FC 2 Lincoln City FC 2.
Club honours Football League fifth place 1952-53 (26 apps);
Division Two third place 1957-58 (28 apps);
Individual honours None
Distinctions Also kept wicket for Kent CCC (1949-62).
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st. 4lbs [1957].


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

Management Career

Club(s) After his playing career was ended by injury, Ufton was appointed as a coach at Tooting & Mitcham United FC in January 1962, until he was appointed chief coach of Plymouth Argyle FC in September 1964 under Malcolm Allison, becoming the team manager in May 1965, until he was sacked on 29 January 1968.

England Career

Player number 723rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 282, 21 October 1953, England 4 Rest of the World 4, a FA ninetieth anniversary celebration match at The Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 143 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (reserve and standby, 1955)
Distinctions The fifteenth Kenter to represent England.
At the time of his death, he was the oldest living ex-England footballer.
Died five days after Frank Worthington.

Beyond England

His other activities outside football included photographic modeling and managing a West End club. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.252.
Spent his latter years as a Sports Consultant, living in Elham, near Canterbury. He served as a director of Charlton Athletic FC between August 1984 and 2009.

The Numbers
parties Appearances minutes captain
1 1 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 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4 4 50 =0
his only match was played at a home venue, it was a friendly match, and played in a white shirt
Match History
 Club: Charlton Athletic F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 25
1 282 21 October 1953 - England 4 Rest of the World 4
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   5

the 723rd player to appear for England.
the sixth Charlton Athletic player to represent England
the first England player to appear against a representative side only

Age 27 B  
standby - Yugoslavia October 1955