Booth, Sam

Birth Date

20th April 1926


Shotts, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Sam Booth played for Exeter City between 1951 and 1954. He joined the club from Derry City and later played for Bradford City. He died playing football in his early forties.

Although born in Scotland, it was from Irish club Derry City that Exeter City signed Sam in August 1951. The wing-half bided his time in the reserves until eventually making his debut against Swindon Town at the County Ground on 22 December 1951. Sam was in-and-out of the side in 1951/52, when he only played six league matches, but went on to play 33 league games the following season and 23 in 1953/54. He was then granted a free transfer and joined Bradford City in July 1954.

Sam only had one season at Valley Parade, playing 15 league matches, before being released and returning to Devon to sign for Bideford in March 1955 as player-manager. He left Bideford in August 1959 to move back to Derry ahead of becoming Southampton’s Scottish-based scout. Sam died following a heart attack when playing a match in Scotland in September 1968 aged 42.


Exeter City league games only




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