Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database
This site contains A - Z player's career 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 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.
SCOTTISH LEAGUE APPEARANCES
The Scottish League Appearances of several teams who played in the second tier of the Scottish League prior to 1970 have been 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Southampton, Stoke City, Sunderland, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United.
Football League Championship : Birmingham City, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Fulham, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Leeds United Middlesbrough, Millwall, Norwich City, Nottingham Forest, Reading, Rotherham United, Sheffield Wednesday, Watford, Wigan Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Football League Division One : Barnsley, Bradford City, Bristol City, Chesterfield, Colchester United, Coventry City, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Milton Keynes Dons, Notts County, Oldham Athletic, Peterborough United, Port Vale, Preston North End, Rochdale, Scunthorpe United Sheffield United, Swindon Town, Walsall, Yeovil Town.
Football League Division Two : Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion, Bury, Cambridge United, Carlisle United, Cheltenham Town Dagenham & Redbridge, Exeter City, Hartlepool United, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Morecambe, Newport County, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Stevenage, Tranmere Rovers, AFC Wimbledon, Wycombe Wanderers, York City.
Former League Clubs : Aldershot Town, Barnet, Barrow, Boston United, Bradford Park Avenue , Bristol Rovers, Chester, 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, Workington, Wrexham,
Please e-mail me at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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