Cutting, Stan

Birth Date

21st September 1914


Norwich, Norfolk



Biographical Text

Stan Cutting joined Exeter City from Southampton in 1939 and, having appeared in the short-lived 1939/40 season, returned after the war to play through until 1947/48 when he became assistant trainer. After retiring from football he lived in Exeter for the rest of his life.

Previously on the books at Norwich City as an amateur, Stan earned his first professional contract with Southampton in May 1937 as he went on to make three league appearances for the Hampshire club. 

Linking up with Exeter City in July 1939 his playing career was put on hold once the 1939/40 season was declared 'null and void' on the outbreak of war. After serving in Burma Stan was back in the side in 1946/47 when he featured in 35 Third Division South fixtures scoring twice. Playing just three times in the following season he was subsequently appointed assistant trainer and remained in post until May 1953. He continued to appear in reserve team football when required and scored a hat-trick of penalties against Worcester City in January 1949.

Having received a joint benefit game with Jimmy Gallagher in May 1950 he turned down the offer of a coaching job with Chelsea to remain in the Exeter area. After later running the Globe Inn, Stanley Cutting died in Exeter in 2004.


Exeter City league games only






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