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1893 - 1973

Story courtesy of John Ward Historian of Huddersfield Town F. C.

Born in Sheffield on the 17th September 1893 and died in 1973 age 83.

Sam started his career with Silverwood Colliery F. C. but did not make a league appearance until the 1916-1917 season scoring 1 goal. He moved to Rotherham County and then Bradford during World War 1.

Making his debut for Bradford on the 21st of  December 1918 playing against Sheffield United at home. He scored two goals in that game, making a further 18 appearances that season scoring a total of 12 goals.

1919 found Sam back at Huddersfield making a debut on the 30th of August that year in the 2nd division. Huddersfield winning2-1 against Clapton Orient.

Playing for Huddersfield in the 1919-1920 season and also the 1920 - 1921 season during which time the team was promoted to division . Sam scored two hat tricks during 1920, the first being on the 18th of March against Hull city, and the second on the12th of April against Stockport.

In January 1921 Sam returned to Sheffield to play for Sheffield Wednesday making his debut on the 15th of January losing against Port Vale.

Sam remained with Wednesday until 1925 after making 120 appearances, he had a dispute over his terms and decided to go non-league playing for Mansfield Town in the Midland League.

In 1926 Sam signed on with Southampton for a fee of 1, 000. making his debut on the 28th of August against Plymouth in an away game losing 1-3. Remaining with Portsmouth until 1928 he made 69 appearances with the club.

Returning to Yorkshire he made his debut appearance for Halifax Town on the 25th of August in a drawn 2-2 game against Crewe A. Later that season Sam was playing for Grantham Town.

In January 1930 he signed on for Chesterfield in division 3 playing a debut game on the 1st of January against Rochdale winning 2-0. Remaining with Chesterfield until signing on in October 1930 with Llanelly.

He hung up his professional boots at Chesterfield in 1931 with 265 League games and 103 goals to his credit.

Not only famous as a footballer Sam was also well known in the South Yorkshire Club circuit as an entertainer along side his wife. He was a very accomplished pianist, and not only that he was quite a billiards player.





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