Hunter, William

Birth Date

28th June 1887


Sunderland, England



Biographical Text

A well travelled player by the time he signed for Exeter City, Hunter began his footballing career with Sunderland West End.

He played one league game for Liverpool in 1908-09 and then had a short spell with Sunderland without making a senior appearance.

Moving to Lincoln City in 1909, he stayed for two seasons, during which time he netted 8 goals in 32 matches. After that he returned to the North East with Wingate Albion, then played for Airdrieonians and South Shields. While he was with Airdrieonians, Hunter played once for the Scottish League XI.

Signing for Barnsley in 1912, Hunter made two league appearances, scoring one goal. He was soon on the move again, this time to Manchester United, where in three league games he scored twice.

In 1913-14, Hunter played for Clapton Orient where he scored once in nine league matches.

Linking up with Exeter City in the summer of 1914, he made his Grecians debut at Reading in December of the same year. Playing in the next four games and scoring once against Southampton. He was part of the famous Grecians tour of South America and lined up against Brazil for their first ever game.

Hunter was released at the end of 1914-15.

William died on the 24 March 1949, in Sunderland General Hospital, having been a Greengrocer for the previous 17 years.







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