Mason, Sam

Birth Date

4th July 1906


Fauldhouse, West Lothian



Biographical Text

Sam Mason played for Exeter City between 1927 and 1929 having joined the club from Gillingham. After recovering from a serious illness he retired from football to join the Metropolitan Police.

After playing for Peebles Rovers, Sam started his professional career with Partick Thistle before moving to Gillingham for the 1926/27 season where he scored one goal in 19 league outings.

Joining Exeter City in the summer of 1927, Sam made his Grecians’ debut in a 5-0 defeat at Northampton Town 10 September 1927 and figured in 20 Third Division South matches during his first season at the club. He started the 1928/29 season in the team but quickly lost his place and, later suffering a serious illness (which had necessitated him returning home before an away game), didn’t feature again until the last few games before playing in slightly more than half of the games in the 1929/30 season.

It was subsequently announced in April 1930 that Sam was leaving Exeter to join the Metropolitan Police. 

He died in 1974.






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