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Alf Steward

Alf Steward

Clubs played for: talybridge Celtic, Manchester United, Jack Mew, Preston North End, Heaton Park, Manchester North End, Altrincham, Gainsborough Trinity (1915-1938)

Born: 1896


Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: He wrote to United asking for a trial after a contract dispute with Stalybridge Celtic, and ironically made his debut for United reserves against his former club. He was seen as a safe pair of hands and became a first team regular when he replaced Jack Mew. He was an ever present in United's 1924-1925 promotion winning side but won no further honours because of a lean period in the club's history. He had two benefits and left Old Trafford after 12 years to manage Manchester North End. He managed Torquay United for two years before the Second World War and then moved to the Birmingham area to work on munitions, and later became group secretary of the BSA Recreation Centre in the city.

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