Evelyn Morrison

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Evelyn Morrison
Personal information
Full name Evelyn Sneddon Morrison
Date of birth 1 August 1902
Place of birth Natal Province, South Africa
Date of death 15 November 1968(1968-11-15) (aged 66)
Place of death Hamilton, Scotland
Playing position(s) Centre forward
Youth career
Moorpark Amateurs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1928 Stenhousemuir 23 (31)
1928–1929 Falkirk  58 (75)
1929–1931 Sunderland  15 (7)
1931–1932 Partick Thistle  15 (15)
Total 111 (128)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Evelyn Sneddon Morrison (1 August 1902 – 15 November 1968) was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre forward. His most notable spell was with Falkirk, where he finished as the top scorer in Scottish Football League Division One in the 1928–29 season, scoring 47 goals.[1] This remains the highest single-season total ever recorded for the club.[2][3]

He also played for Stenhousemuir (where he made his senior debut in 1927 aged 26), Sunderland[4][5] and Partick Thistle, where it appears his short period as a professional concluded in 1932 despite maintaining a strong rate of goalscoring.[6]

Morrison was born in South Africa to Scottish parents; the family returned to their native Lanarkshire while he was a young boy.[7] After his football career ended he became a school teacher in Blantyre.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Football News & Scores - Betting Tips & Transfers - Sporting Life". www.sportinglife.com. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  3. ^ Evelyn Morrison - Falkirk's Greatest Ever Centre-Forward?, Falkirk Football Historian, 10 February 2013
  4. ^ Dykes, Garth; Lamming, Doug (2000). All the Lads: A Complete Who's Who of Sunderland AFC. Great Britain. ISBN 9781899538157.
  5. ^ Evelyn Morrison The Stat Cat
  6. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ Census returns - Census - Search results, ScotlandsPeople
  8. ^ 1937 Retired Footballer becomes teacher, The Blantyre Project, 5 February 2015