Charles Alton

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Charles Alton
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Alton while with Brentford in 1922.
Personal information
Full name Charles Alton[1]
Date of birth (1891-12-24)24 December 1891
Place of birth Brampton, England
Date of death 1969 (aged 77–78)[1]
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Spital Olympic
1912–1914 Chesterfield Town 4 (0)
1914–1915 Castleford Town
1915 Stalybridge Celtic
1915–1916 Doncaster Rovers (0)
1918–1921 Rotherham County 55 (1)
1921–1925 Brentford 126 (5)
1925–1926 Northfleet United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Charles Alton (24 December 1891 – 1969) was an English football full back who played in the Football League for Rotherham County and Brentford.

Career

Early years

A full back, Alton began his career with spells at Spital Olympic, Chesterfield Town, Castleford Town, Doncaster Rovers and Stalybridge Celtic prior to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.[1][2]

Rotherham County

Alton signed for Division Two side Rotherham County in 1919, making 55 appearances and scoring one goal before departing in 1921.[1]

Brentford

Alton signed for Division Three side Brentford in 1921.[3] He was a virtual ever-present during his time at the club, making 133 appearances and scoring six goals (all from penalties) before departing in September 1925.[3]

Northfleet United

Alton saw out his career with a spell at Southern League side Northfleet United.[3]

Personal life

Alton served as a corporal in the Royal Engineers during the First World War.[4]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chesterfield Town 1912–13[2] Midland League 4 0 0 0 4 0
Brentford 1921–22[5] Third Division South 36 0 3 0 39 0
1922–23[5] 42 3 3 1 45 4
1923–24[5] 31 2 0 0 31 2
1924–25[5] 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 126 5 7 1 133 6
Career total 130 5 7 1 137 6

References

  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 8. ISBN 190589161X.
  2. ^ a b "Chesterfield FC: Player-based information – 1909–1917". Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Yore Publications. p. 10. ISBN 978-0955294914.
  4. ^ "Medal Index Cards Transcription". search.livesofthefirstworldwar.org. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 366–368. ISBN 0951526200.


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