Dudley, Sam

Birth Date

26th November 1907


Tipton, Staffordshire



Biographical Text

Sam Dudley played for Exeter City in 1934. He joined the club from Chelsea after previously appearing for Preston, Bouremouth & Boscombe and Clapton Orient. 

Sam started his professional career as a nineteen-year-old with Preston North End in 1927 and, without making a league appearance for the Deepdale club, moved on to Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic during the 1928/29 season when he briefly featured for the first-team before signing for Irish League Coleraine.

Finding success in Northern Ireland, Sam then had a couple of seasons with Clapton Orient where he scored once in 12 league games before a spell with Chelsea for whom he made a solitary Football League appearance against Newcastle United.

Moving to Exeter City in the summer of 1934, Sam played in the first eight league matches of 1934/35 season - his debut being against Newport County on 25 August - but then spent the rest of the season in the reserves team before being released.

Sam died on 14 January 1985 in Tipton where he was born.







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