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Sam English

Sam English

Clubs played for: Rangers, Liverpool, Queen of the south, Hartlepool United (1929-1938)

Born: 1908

Birthplace: Crevolea, Northern Ireland

Position: Striker

Biography: Irish born striker whose career started in Scotland with Rangers but who was forced to move south following an unfortunate incident that took place during a match in 1931. He innocently went for a loose ball in the opponents' penalty area but clashed with Celtic's keeper of the time, John Thomson. Unfortunately, Thomson died in hospital just a few hours later and despite being cleared of all blame, English never really recovered either. He was barracked by Scottish crowds and a move to Liverpool in 1933 did nothing to help the situation. He retired at the age of 28 and died in 1967 following a battle with motor neurone disease.

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