Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
This site contains A - Z player's career transfer details for all Post War English and Scottish League sides ( click on the club below or the alphabetically listed team names on the left for player's transfer career details).
The records are for players who appeared for their clubs between 1946/47 and the end of the 2013/14 season and who have now left their clubs (current players can be viewed on www.soccerbase.com ).
ENGLISH LEAGUE APPEARANCES
The English League player's appearances and goal scorer’s statistics are drawn primarily from Barry Hugman's 'The Premier and Football League Player's Records' series of books, for which I am extremely grateful for his permission to use.
In 2015 Barry launched a superb new website http://www.Hugmansfootballers.com/
This website gives all English League team’s footballers League Appearances from 1946 onwards.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE APPEARANCES
The Scottish League Appearances of all Scottish teams can be obtained from John Litster’s Post War Scottish League Players CD Rom which is available from :-
This CD Rom contains player’s full names, d.o.b.s, season by season appearances/goals (including Scottish FA cup and League Cup matches). Individual International honours are also detailed game by game and current players are listed with current clubs. In addition Own Goals are listed to keep a record of the total goals scored each season for complete goal scoring records.
In addition many other Scottish Football Historical publications are also available from the above website.
Note that for Scottish League records I have only included teams in Divisions A and B prior to the League reorganisation in the 1955/56 season. Division C teams records are excluded as the majority of clubs competing in this league were reserve teams from the A & B Divisions. For a full explanation of the events leading up to the reorganisation in 1955/56 read HERE. ( an article kindly provided by Alan Bell - Berwick Rangers historian).
This Site will be updated at the end of the season for all players leaving their clubs during the 2014 - 2015 season.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE PLAYER'S PLACES AND DATES OF BIRTH
Prior to the publication of the 1st edition of the Scottish Football League Review in 1982/83 the places and dates of birth of Scottish League footballers were not widely published. As a result of this I have several thousand post-war Scottish players where I cannot complete a full record. If you are one of these players or are related to or are a friend of one of these players please e-mail me at email@example.com and I will complete a full record.
I would also be delighted to hear from any fans ( or ex - players) concerning those players who have a ' ? ' in the 'Transferred to' column ( this means I don't know what happened to these players when they left the clubs ).
Premier League : Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, Watford, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United.
Football League Championship : Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Burnley, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Ipswich Town, Leeds United Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes Dons, Nottingham Forest, Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Football League Division One : Barnsley, Blackpool, Bradford City, Burton Albion, Bury, Chesterfield, Colchester United, Coventry City, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Millwall, Oldham Athletic, Peterborough United, Port Vale, Rochdale, Scunthorpe United Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Swindon Town, Walsall, Wigan Athletic
Football League Division Two : Accrington Stanley, Barnet, Bristol Rovers, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Crawley Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter City, Hartlepool United, Leyton Orient, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Morecambe, Newport County, Northampton Town, Notts County, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Stevenage, AFC Wimbledon, Wycombe Wanderers, Yeovil Town, York City.
Former League Clubs : Aldershot Town, Barrow, Boston United, Bradford Park Avenue , Chester, Cheltenham Town, Darlington, Gateshead, Grimsby Town, Halifax Town, Hereford United, Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City, Macclesfield Town, Maidstone United, New Brighton, Rushden & Diamonds, Scarborough, Southport, Stockport County, Torquay United, Tranmere Rovers, Workington, Wrexham,
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information regarding the player's details (including any errors you may spot!).
Key to Player's Details columns
1. Player's Names - Listed in alphabetical order, firstly by surname and then by christian name. Players who have had more than one spell at a club have their details shown separately for each spell at the club. (AM) after the name denotes an Amateur player, (N/C) denotes a Non-Contract player.
2. Position - G -Goalkeeper, FB - Full Back, CD - Central Defender, D - Defender, M - Midfield, F - Forward, W - Winger. I have also used original playing positions for players up to and including the sixties i.e. WH - Wing Half, CH - Centre Half, IF -Inside Forward, CF - Centre Forward.
3. Seasons - e.g. 97-98 denotes the player appeared during the 1997 - 1998 season. 94 - 97 denotes appearances made between the 1994-95 season and the 1996-97 season (inclusive).
4. Source - Shows previous club prior to playing League football. Other sources include Jnrs - Junior players signed without serving an apprenticeship or Youth Trainee course. App. - Apprentice, YT - Youth Trainee.
5. Transferred to - shows club transferred to when leaving.
Key to colour text : -
Newcastle United - English League Club
(Newcastle United) - Full time professional but did not appear in First Team
Altrincham - English or Welsh non - league club
Dundee - Scottish League club
Linlithgow Rose - Scottish Non-League Club
Linfield - Irish Club
Real Madrid - Non - U.K. Club
? - I do not know what happened to the player when he left the club - if you know please e-mail me at email@example.com
Note: Where the player has not directly joined another League Club I have shown the first club that I know him to have played for after leaving. If he played for any other club prior to the one I have listed please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Appearances - League appearances only including substitute appearances.
7. Goals - All league goals.
8. Loan Spells - Note that loan spells only include loans with English and Scottish League sides. i.e. loans with foreign clubs or non-league clubs are not included.
since 1st June 2001