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Hugh Turner

Huddersfield Town AFC

2 appearances, 6 goals against
0 clean sheets

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 6: A 6
50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name Hugh Turner
Born 6 August 1904 in Wigan, Lancashire [registered in Wigan, September 1904].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Hugh is the oldest of two sons still living to Samuel and Margaret Alice, they had another four children that died before this return. His father is a coal mine hewer, and they all live at 250 Esk Street in Carr Hill area of Gateshead.

According to the 1939 register, Hugh, a professional footballer, is married to Gladys. They live at his parents-in-law, the Thompson's, at 8 Brook Lane in Golcar, near Huddersfield.

Married to Gladys Thompson [registered in Huddersfield, June 1931].
Died late 1996, aged 92 years nk days [registered in Huddersfield, December 1996].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 4lbs [1928 & 1929]. 12st. 8lbs [1930].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Moved as a child to the north-east of England, and played football for the pit he was working for, Felling Colliery FC, from where he signed amateur forms with Darlington FC in 1924. He was playing with Gateshead North-Eastern League side, High Fell FC in 1925. Huddersfield Town AFC signed Turner on 15 April 1926. Following 364 league outings between the posts, Turner was placed on the 'free transfer' list on 27 April 1937, signed for Fulham FC on 25 June 1937, and he remained at Craven Cottage until after the war. Turner was back at Huddersfield Town AFC in 1940 as a guest in goal.
Club honours Football League Division One Champions 1925-26, runners-up 1926-27, 1927-28, 1933-34; FA Cup runners-up 1927-28, 1929-30;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 560th players (560) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper. 62nd goalkeeeper
First match No. 176, 14 May 1931, France 5 England 2, an end-of season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris, aged 26 years 281 days.
Last match No. 177, 16 May 1931, Belgium 1 England 4, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 26 years 283 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Turner became the 100th Lancastrian to play for England.

Beyond England

No additional information. He had an unasumming career, and an unspectacular retirement, which explains the lack of death date. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.251.


Hugh Turner - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
2 2 0 180 6 30 min 0 0 0 none 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.


Hugh Turner - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 2 1 0 1 6 6 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 6 6 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0


Hugh Turner - Match History
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 9 full appearances (810 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - nine full apps (810 min)x

Age 26
1 176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL Start gk
2 177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade DC Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW Start gk