Billy Clayson

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Billy Clayson
Billy Clayson, Brentford FC footballer, 1924.jpg
Clayson while with Brentford in 1924.
Personal information
Full name William James Clayson[1]
Date of birth 12 July 1897
Place of birth Wellingborough, England
Date of death 1973 (aged 75–76)
Place of death Northampton, England[2]
Playing position Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Northampton Compton
Wellingborough Town
1922–1925 Brentford 81 (14)
1925–1926 Crewe Alexandra 35 (12)
1926–1927 Barnsley 10 (2)
1927–1930 Chesterfield 22 (11)
1930 Scarborough
1930–1932 Torquay United 75 (28)
1932–1934 Scarborough
1934–1935 York City 7 (0)
Scarborough
Scarborough Junior Imperial
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William James Clayson (12 July 1897 – 1973) was an English professional football inside right who played in the Football League for Brentford, Crewe Alexandra, Barnsley, Chesterfield, Torquay United and York City.[1] He was a prolific goalscorer for Scarborough across three spells with the club in the Midland League.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Clayson later became a publican in Scarborough.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brentford 1922–23[4] Third Division South 29 6 3 2 32 8
1923–24[4] 26 8 3 2 29 10
1924–25[4] 26 0 0 0 26 0
Total 81 14 6 4 87 28
Chesterfield 1927–28[5] Third Division North 22 11 1 0 23 11
Torquay United 1930–31[6] Third Division South 35 14 4 0 39 14
1931–32[6] 40 14 1 0 41 14
Total 75 28 5 0 80 28
Career Total 178 53 12 4 190 67

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 59. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ "Chesterfield FC: Player-based information 1921–2016". 
  3. ^ "Scarborough Football Club". 17 May 2008. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 367–368. ISBN 0951526200. 
  5. ^ "Chesterfield FC, 1919 to date: 1927–28". 
  6. ^ a b Edwards, Leigh (March 1997). Brown, Tony, ed. The Definitive Torquay United F.C. Basildon: Tony Brown. ISBN 9781899468096.