Walker Hampson

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Walker Hampson
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Hampson while with Charlton Athletic in 1921.
Personal information
Full nameWalker Hampson [1]
Date of birth 24 July 1889
Place of birth Radcliffe, England
Date of death 28 June 1959(1959-06-28) (aged 69) [2]
Place of death Radcliffe, England [2]
Height 5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m) [3]
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Black Lane St Andrew's
1914–1915 Burnley 4 (0)
1919–1921 South Shields 49 (2)
1921–1922 Charlton Athletic 15 (0)
1922–1923 Hartlepools United 22 (4)
1923–1924 Chesterfield 12 (0)
1924 Rochdale
1924 Grimsby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walker Hampson (24 July 1889 – 28 June 1959) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League for South Shields, Hartlepools United, Charlton Athletic, Chesterfield and Burnley. [1]


Personal life

Hampson was the brother of footballers Billy and Tommy Hampson. [2] He served as a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery during the First World War. [4] In January 1917, Hampson was admitted to No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station at Varennes with synovitis of the right knee. [4] He was discharged from the Army in September 1917. [4]

Career statistics

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupTotal
Burnley 1914–15 [5] First Division 400040
Hartlepools United 1922–23 [6] Third Division North 22400224
Chesterfield 1923–24 [7] Third Division North12000120
Career Total38400384

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