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Stan Cullis

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

12 appearances, 0 goals

P 12 W 9 D 1 L 2 F 37: A 14
79% successful

1937-39

disciplined: none
captaincies:
one
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name Stanley Cullis
Born 25 October 1916 in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire [registered in Wirral, December 1916].
Attended Cambridge Road School, Ellesmere Port.
Died 28 February 2001 in Malvern, Worcestershire, aged 84 years 136 days [registered in Malvern, March 2001].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 8lbs [1939].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s)


Started his career playing with Ellesmere Port schools and joined Ellesmere Port Wednesday FC, from where he signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in February 1934. Guested for Irish side Glentoran FC in 1942. After 152 league appearances, in which he scored twice, he announced his retirement from playing on 30 May 1947, however, following a caution in April 1947 against Manchester United FC, he was suspended by the FA on 3 July for fourteen days, effective from 18 August, the day before he was appointed the club's assistant to Ted Vizard. Despite this, on the 29 July, his manager, Major Frank Buckley had to release a press statement saying that Cullis was not going to Hull City AFC.
Club honours: Football League runners-up 1937-38, 1938-39; FA Cup runners-up 1938-39;
Individual honours: Football League (thee appearances);
Distinctions: A statue stands in his honour at the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC ground, appropriately, outside the Stan Cullis Stand.

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s): Appointed assistant manager at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 19 August 1947. Took the step up to management in June 1948 and remained in that position until September 1964. It wasn't until December 1965 that Birmingham City FC enticed Cullis out of retirement, until March 1970.
Club honours: Football League runners-up 1949-50, 1954-55, 1959-60, Champions 1953-54, 1957-58, 1958-59; FA Cup winners 1948-49, 1959-60; FA Charity Shield shared 1949, 1954, 1960, runners-up 1958, winners 1959;
Individual honours: Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003 for his managerial achievements

England Career

Player number One of two to become the 640th players (640) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 212, 23 October 1937, Ireland 1 England 5, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 20 years 363 days.
Last match No. 226, 24 May 1939, Romania 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stadionul Agenţia Naţională de Educaţie Fizică, Bucureşti, aged 22 years 211 days. Captain
Major tournaments British Championships 1937-38, 1938-39;
Team honours British Championships winners 1937-38, shared 1938-39;
Individual honours England wartime (seventeen appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving football, became managing-director of a Wolverhampton photographic agency. Appointed to the Midland Sports Council in May 1972. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.81.

 

Stan Cullis - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
14 12 5 1080 0 0 min 0 one none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Stan Cullis - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 5 0 1 21 6 +15 1 3 3.50 1.00 83.3 +4
Away 6 4 1 1 16 8 +8 0 1 2.667 1.333 75.0 +3
All 12 9 1 2 37 14 +23 1 4 3.083 1.167 79.2 +7

 

Stan Cullis - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
Friendly 7 5 1 1 21 10 +11 0 3 3.00 1.429 78.6 +4
All 12 9 1 2 37 14 +23 1 4 3.083 1.167 79.2 +7

 

Stan Cullis - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1937-38 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 1 0 2.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1938-39 2 2 0 0 9 1 +8 0 1 4.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC All 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 16 4 +12 1 1 3.20 0.80 80.0 +3

 

Stan Cullis - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 12 full capsx

Age 20
1 212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 5
Age 21
2 213 17 November 1937 - England 2 Wales 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough BC HW Start 5
3 214 1 December 1937 - England 5 Czechoslovakia 4, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 5
4 215 9 April 1938 - England 0 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start ch
- 216 14 May 1938 - Germany 3 England 6, Olympiastadion, Berlin tour AW reserve
- 217 21 May 1938 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AL reserve
5 218 26 May 1938 - France 2 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start ch
Age 22
6 220 26 October 1938 - England 3 Rest of Europe 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 5
7 221 9 November 1938 - England 4 Norway 0, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 5
8 222 16 November 1938 - England 7 Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HW Start 5
9 223 15 April 1939 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start 5
10 224 13 May 1939 - Italy 2 England 2, Stadio Civico San Siro, Milano tour AD Start 5
11 225 18 May 1939 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Stadion Beogradski SK, Beograd AL Start 5
12 226 24 May 1939 - Romania 0 England 2, Stadionul ANEF, Bucureşti AW Captain 5

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