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Bob Morton

Robert (Bob) Hendy MORTON

Local boy Bob stayed loyal to his roots and ended up spending nearly 20 years with his only Football League side, Luton Town, making 495 League appearances in that time, a club record.
After playing locally for Waterlows, Bob signed amateur forms for the Hatters as the War drew to a close and then signed full-time in 1946. After making his debut in 1948 at centre-forward in a 1-0 win at West Ham, Bob never looked back and the only question mark in his long career was whether he was a better wing-half or forward.
His versatility doubtless cost him senior international honours but whether he was stopping goals as a strong, tough tackling defender or knocking them in at the other end he never gave less that 100% and always played with a smile on his face.
After leaving Luton at the age of 38 in 1964, Bob became player-manager of Bletchley Town before enjoying 16 years with Luton Sports Press.
Bob sadly died in 2002.

Player

Appearances

League appearances

495

Non-League appearances

0

FAC appearances

48

FLC appearances

7

Other

12

Total

562

Goals

League goals

48

Non-League goals

0

FAC goals

4

FLC goals

0

Other

3

Total

55

Related Matches

Luton Town

3

Wrexham

1
1963/1964 Football League
Match Report

Luton Town

2

Notts County

0
1963/1964 Football League
Match Report

Luton Town

4

Bristol Rovers

2
1963/1964 Football League
Match Report

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