Wally Fielding

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Wally Fielding
Personal information
Full name Alfred Walter Fielding
Date of birth (1919-11-26)26 November 1919
Place of birth London, England
Date of death 18 January 2008(2008-01-18) (aged 88)
Place of death Cornwall, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1959 Everton 380 (49)
1959–1960 Southport 20 (1)
Teams managed
1959–1960 Southport
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wally Fielding (26 November 1919 – 18 January 2008) was a professional footballer from 1945 until 1960.

In 1945, after leaving the Army, Fielding was signed by Everton manager Theo Kelly having been a youth amateur player for Charlton Athletic F.C.

Known for his passing precision, reading of the game and his ability to beat defenders he was the start of many an Everton attack. His trademark he became known for was laying in a perfectly weighted ball inside the full back to his flying winger Tommy Eglington. In his Everton career, he played 410 first-team games and scored 54 times.

In 1959, at the age of 39, he left for Southport, playing 20 games for the seaside club and scoring one goal.

Following retirement, Fielding settled in Cornwall. He died at his home there on 18 January 2008. He had been Everton's oldest living former player at the time.[1]

References

  1. ^ Prentice, David (2008-01-18). "Blues hero 'Nobby', 88, is dead". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2008-01-19. 
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