Eastham, Stan

Birth Date

26th November 1913


Bolton, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Stan Eastham appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. He was a former England amateur international who had briefly been a professional with Liverpool before the war.

He played in four of the final five games in the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) starting with the 2-3 home defeat against Crystal Palace on 30 March 1946. 

A wing-half, Stan played for the England amateur team in 1936 as a representative of the Army before touring Australia, New Zealand and Ceylon with a FA XI in 1937. Signing professional for Liverpool shortly afterwards he never made a league appearance during his time with the club and had to wait until a 1946/47 stint with Stockport County before appearing in the Football League. 

Appearing also for Kingstonian Stan took up the opportunity of playing for the Corinthian club of Brisbane during 1948.  







Kevan Eastham

I am his nephew the son of his brother Wilfred Eastham 

David Saunders

Stan and Maisie were my Fathers' Sister and Brother in law, so we are cousins then, aren't we or second cousins.

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