Walter Boyes

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Walter Boyes
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Boyes displayed on a football card
by Godfrey Phillips
Personal information
Full name Walter Edward Boyes
Date of birth (1913-01-05)5 January 1913
Place of birth Killamarsh, Derbyshire, England
Date of death 16 September 1960(1960-09-16) (aged 47)
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Outside left
Youth career
Woodhouse Mills United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1938 West Bromwich Albion 151 (35)
1938–1949 Everton 66 (11)
1949–1950 Notts County 3 (1)
1950–1951 Scunthorpe United 13 (2)
National team
1935–1938 England 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walter Edward Boyes (5 January 1913 – 16 September 1960[1]) was an English footballer who earned three caps for the national team between 1935 and 1938. He played club football for West Bromwich Albion, Everton, Notts County and Scunthorpe United.


Boyes was born in Killamarsh, Derbyshire.[2] After playing for Sheffield Boys and Woodhouse Mills United, he turned professional with West Bromwich Albion in February 1931.[2] He scored in the 4–2 1935 FA Cup Final defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, the club he supported as a boy.[2] In February 1938 Boyes joined Everton for a £6000 fee [2] and instantly formed a great left wing partnership with Alex Stevenson, which helped the side clinch the 1938/39 league title.[3]

During the Second World War, he appeared as a guest player for Aldershot, Brentford, Clapton Orient, Leeds United, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Newcastle United, Preston North End and Sunderland.[2]

In June 1949, Boyes took up the role of player-coach at Notts County.[2] He was Scunthorpe United's player-trainer between 1950 and 1953.[2] He later became player-manager at Retford Town (1954) and Hyde United (1958).[2] Boyes joined Swansea Town as trainer in 1959, but retired due to illness in May of the following year.[2]


  1. ^ Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 43. ISBN 1-905009-63-1.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 34–35. ISBN 1-85983-474-4.
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