Locally-born Stanley Risdon played for Exeter City between 1932 and 1935 after signing from Tipton St John. He moved on to Brighton and Hove Albion before playing for Hastings United and managing Bexhill Town.
After playing local football for Tipton St John, he was signed by Exeter City in the summer of 1932. Playing for the reserves, he had to wait for his first team debut until October 1933 when he featured in a 2-0 home win over Gillingham. He netted his only goal for the Grecians in a 2-2 draw against Swindon Town at St James’ Park in April 1934.
The following season he enjoyed a run of 13 consecutive matches playing as half-back as opposed to an inside-forward. Released at the end of the 1934/35 season, he signed for Brighton and Hove Albion where he made 23 league appearances. After the Second World War, he played for Hastings United from August 1948 and managed Bexhill Town from 1952.
Stanley Risdon died in Hove in 1979.