Samuel "Sam" English ( born August 18, 1908 in Crivolea, Country Antrim, † 1967 in West Dunbartonshire ) was a Northern Irish football player who in his career for the Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool FC, for Queen of the South and for Hartlepools United played.
He was born in Crivolea, a village in Aghadowey, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. In 1924 his family moved to Scotland in the town of Clydebank. There he worked for a time for the shipyard of John Brown & Company.
During the 1930s he played with the York Athletic Juniors and Rangers. With the Rangers, he 's a record holder for most goals in a season (44 goals in the 1931/32 season).
His career was overshadowed by a cruel event. The derby between Celtic and Rangers jumped the 22- year-old goalkeeper of the Celtics, John Thomson, after the ball and hit his head against the knee of English. The head injuries were so severe that Thomson at the hospital succumbed to injuries a few hours later.
Due to the overwhelming pressure of the Scottish fans, he moved to England to Liverpool, thence to Queen of the South and, later, Hartlepools United.
After he was exposed to such game situations in the game more often, he hung up his football boots with only 28 years on the nail.
At the age of 58 years English died at a hospital in West Dunbartonshire. A nurse said that he had looked " like an old man ." It is unclear whether this was due to the accident or to the neurological muscle disorder, where he eventually died.
- Football players (Northern Ireland)
- Born in 1908
- Died in 1967
- National football team (Ireland )