On This Day: 05/01

Walter Boyes was born in Sheffield ON THIS DAY in 1913.

Despite having one leg shorter than the other Wally excelled at football whilst at school and represented Sheffield Schoolboys.

After scoring for West Bromwich Albion in the 1935 FA Cup final against Sheffield Wednesday he joined the Blues in February 1938.

Standing only 5ft 3 in tall, Wally won a League Championship medal with the Toffees in 1939 and remained at Goodison until 1949 when he joined Notts County before moving to Scunthorpe United where he finished his League career.

Later he became player manager of Retford, manager of Hyde United and trainer at Swansea Town.

He died in September 1960 at the comparatively young age of 47.

In his Everton career he made 73 appearances and scored 15 goals.

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