Watty Moore

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Watty Moore
Personal information
Full nameWatson Evans Moore
Date of birth(1925-08-30)30 August 1925
Place of birth Hartlepool, England
Date of death 1967 (aged 41)
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
Oxford Street Old Boys
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1948–1960 Hartlepool United [1] 447 (3)
Total447(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Watson Evans "Watty" Moore (30 August 1925 – 1967) was an English footballer for Hartlepool United. A one-club man, the centre-half held the all-time appearance record for Hartlepool for more than fifty years, making 472 starts for the club between 1948 and 1960. His record was overtaken by Ritchie Humphreys in 2011.

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An amateur with Oxford Street Old Boys, he signed with Hartlepool United in 1948, at the age of 23. [2] He started as a centre-forward, but converted to the centre-half position. [2] He began on wages of £12 a week, and his mother attended every game in his career. [2] He became club captain, and went on to make 472 appearances in all competitions, before retiring in 1960. [3] He died from a heart attack at the age of 41. [2]

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References

  1. "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 12 September 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Fraser, Paul (25 February 2011). "Watty's family pay tribute to Humphreys". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  3. "Watty Moore". inthemadcrowd.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2011.