Norman Hobson

Norman Hobson (born 22 August 1933) is a former professional footballer who played as a right back for Shrewsbury Town. Norman signed from Oswestry Town in October 1954 and spent 8 seasons at Shrewsbury, making 212 league appearances scoring 5 goals[1] along with 10 FA Cup appearances, 2 league cup appearances with 1 goal. He moved to the Telford-based Sankey's Football Club in January 1962. In 1958/59 season he won promotion with Shrewsbury Town to 3rd tier of English football and played under legendary Town player manager Arthur Rowley. His last appearance for Shrewsbury was on 7 January 1962 in a 1–1 away draw at Aldershot in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. He also played a part in the Shrewsbury team that got to the League Cup semi final that same year.[2]

Norman Hobson
Personal information
Place of birth Shrewsbury, England
Position(s) Right Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Oswestry Town
1954–1962 Shrewsbury Town 212 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


with Shrewsbury Town


  1. ^ "Norman Hobson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  2. ^ "In the Mad Crowd".
  • Jones, Mike (2004). "Chapter 8 A Ton of Goals, Arthur Lightings the Darkness". In Jones, Mike (ed.). Breathe on 'em Salop The Second Coming. Salop Sporting Services Publishers. pp. 54–249. ISBN 0-9548099-1-2.

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