Warney Cresswell

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Position:
DF
D.o.B: 05/11/1897
Birthplace: South Shields
Appearances: 308
Goals: 1
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Cresswell made a big-money move in 1927 when Everton paid £7,000 to Sunderland for the services of the defender.

But he was to repay that fee many times over during the 308 appearances he made over the next nine years with the club.

He was a different kind of defender in many ways – at a time when heavy tackles predominated the game, Cresswell preferred to depend upon his timing and positioning to jockey opponents away from dangerous areas.

He became a leader on and off the field and captained Everton in the League Championship-winning season of 1927/28.

Cresswell also won an FA Cup as a 35-year-old with the Blues and a Second Division during his time with the Toffees.

The defender amassed seven England caps, one of which came during his stay at Goodison when England took on Northern Ireland in Belfast in October 1929.

He left the club in 1936 to become the manager of Port Vale, and, during his time there, was accredited with the quote, ‘good goalkeepers never make good saves’.

Career Stats - Warney Cresswell (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1926 1927 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1927 1928 36 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
1928 1929 32 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
1929 1930 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
1930 1931 42 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 47 0
1931 1932 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
1932 1933 41 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 48 0
1933 1934 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
1934 1935 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
1935 1936 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 290 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 308 1
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 05/02/1927 14/09/1935 308 1

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