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Walter Crook (28 April 1913 – 27 December 1988) was an English football player and manager.

Walter Crook
Walter Crook (1948).png
Personal information
Full name Walter Crook[1]
Date of birth (1913-04-28)28 April 1913[1]
Place of birth Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, England
Date of death 27 December 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 76)
Place of death Mellor, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1947 Blackburn Rovers 236 (2)
1947–1948 Bolton Wanderers 28 (0)
Total 264 (2)
National team
1939 England (wartime) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1950 Ajax
1950 Sparta Rotterdam
1950–1953 Accrington Stanley
1953–1954 Ajax
1954–1955 Wigan Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Crook, who played as a full back, played in the Football League for Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, making a total of 264 appearances.[2] He holds the record for most consecutive Football League appearances by a Blackburn player (208 between 1934 and 1946).[3]

Crook also made one wartime international appearance for England in 1939.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Crook managed Dutch side Ajax between 1948 and 1950, and again between 1953 and 1954. He also managed Sparta Rotterdam[5][6] and English club sides Accrington Stanley and Wigan Athletic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Walter Crook". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Walter Crook". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  3. ^ Blackburn Official - Club Records
  4. ^ "England - War-Time/Victory Internationals - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
  5. ^ http://kranten.kb.nl/view/article/id/ddd%3A010950478%3Ampeg21%3Ap004%3Aa0079
  6. ^ http://kranten.kb.nl/view/article/id/ddd%3A010950608%3Ampeg21%3Ap004%3Aa0125