Myers, Colin

Birth Date

23rd April 1894


Chapeltown, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

After spells with a number of clubs including Southend, Aberdare and Northampton Colin Myers had a single season with Exeter City in the mid-1920s after signing from Queens Park Rangers. He later played for Hartlepools United.

Colin, a Yorkshire miner, made a big impression whilst playing for Hickton Main and signed for Bradford City in 1915. Making a single league appearance after the Great War, he moved to Southend United in 1920/21 where he played 23 league games. Moving on to Aberdare Athletic(14 goals in 32 league outings) in 1921, he joined Northampton Town the following year for whom he scored 29 times in 72 league appearances in an eighteen-month stay. 

A less-productive stint followed at Queen's Park Rangers (where he netted 3 times in 17 league starts) before a summer 1925 move to Exeter City. Appearing in the opening game of the season against  Reading on 29 August 1925, Colin played just four league games before losing his place. Quickly returning, he made another eight appearances before playing far less-frequently beyond the start of December. 

Colin left St James’ Park in 1926 and headed north to Hartlepool (8 goals in 22 league starts) before finishing his playing career with Gainsborough Trinity, Grantham Town and King’s Lynn.

Colin died in Gainsborough in 1957.







Ben Green


Colin Myers was my great grandfather. He died before 1958, my dad remembers him dying at their home in Gainsborough.


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