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Billy Silto

Swindon Town FC




Full name William Alfred Silto
Born 1 May 1883 in Washington, county Durham [no registration found]
Married to Annie Cross, on 27 January 1907, at St. Peter's Church, Barnsley [registered in Barnsley, March 1907]
Died Summer 1959, aged 76 years [registered in Swindon, September 1959]
Height/Weight not known



Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Washington FC, Hebburn Argyle FC and then Barnsley FC and a proposed £1000 move to Aston Villa FC fell through, Silto instead joined Swindon Town FC during the 1909 summer. Going on to make 239 league appearances, scoring five goals. He retired in 1920.
Club honours not known
Individual honours not known
Distinctions not known

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After the war, in which Silto was posted to the front after choosing to guest for Arsenal rather than playing for his regiment's team. He went on to work on the railways, and was landlord of The Ship in Faringdon Road.


Billy Silto - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min Capt. Disc.
1 0 0 0 0 min none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Billy Silto - Match History
 Clubs: Swindon Town F.C. - 0 full caps

F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capsx

Age 28
- 113 23 March 1912 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve