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Past Players (B)

David Barton Colin Bell Paul Bielby Joe Bolton
Robert Bowman Chris Brass Grant Brown Mick Buxton

SIMPSON BAINBRIDGE

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1907-08
  • Simpson was the second boy from Durham County to gain international schoolboy honours.
  • Leeds City 1912-1919 (69 apps, 15 goals)
  • Preston North End 1919 (17 apps, 2 goals)
  • South Shields 1920 (13 apps, 3 goals)
  • International honours: 1 cap for ESFA U15s in 1908 and scored 2 goals

MICHAEL BARRON

  • Chester-le-Street SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1989-90
  • Middlesbrough 1993-1996 (10 apps, 0 goals)
  • Hartlepool United (loan) 1996 and 1997-2007 (374 apps, 4 goals) -- Member of the promotion winning teams of 2002-03 and 2006-07
  • Twice stepped into the role of Caretaker Manager at Hartlepool Utd FC.

DAVID BARTON

  • Spennymoor SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1973-74
  • Newcastle United 1977-1983 (114 apps, 6 goals)
  • Blackburn Rovers (loan) 1982 (8 apps, 1 goal)
  • Darlington 1983-1985 (60 apps, 4 goals)

COLIN BELL

  • East Durham SFA
  • Had a trial for the County U15s in 1960 but was not selected
  • Bury 1963-1966 (86 apps, 25 goals)
  • Manchester City 1966-1979 (493 apps, 153 goals) -- First Division championship 1967-68; FA Cup winner in 1969; League Cup winner in 1970 and 1976; European Cup Winners Cup winner in 1970; Charity Shield winner in 1969 and 1973
  • International honours: 48 caps for England between 1968 and 1975, scoring 9 goals and captaining the side on one occasion. Colin also made 2 appearances for England U23s.

PAUL BIELBY MBE

  • Darlington SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1971-72
  • Manchester United 1973 (4 apps, 0 goals)
  • Hartlepool United 1975-1978 (107 apps, 11 goals)
  • Huddersfield Town 1978 (32 apps, 5 goals)
  • International honours: England Youth

JOE BOLTON

  • Chester-le-Street SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1969-70
  • Sunderland 1972-1981 (325 apps, 12 goals)
  • Middlesbrough 1981-83 (69 apps, 1 goal)
  • Sheffield United 1983-1986 (130 apps, 6 goals)

ROBERT BOWMAN

  • Durham SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1990-91
  • Leeds United 1992-1997 (9 apps, 0 goals)
  • Rotherham United 1997 (13 apps, 0 goals)
  • Carlisle United 1997-1999 (50 apps, 2 goals)
  • International honours: England Youth

CHRISTOPHER BRASS

  • East Durham SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1989-90
  • Torquay United (loan) 1994 (10 apps, 0 goals)
  • Burnley 1995-2000 (160 apps, 1 goals)
  • Halifax Town (loan) 2000 (6 apps, 0 goals)
  • York City 2000-2003 (143 apps, 7 goals)
  • Bury 2005-2006 (31 apps, 0 goals)
  • Currently Assistant Manager at Torquay United FC

GRANT BROWN

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1984-85
  • Leicester City 1988-1989 (16 apps, 0 goals)
  • Lincoln City 1989-2002 (465 apps, 18 goals) -- Holds the record for the most appearances for Lincoln City FC
  • Currently Head of Youth at Lincoln City FC

MICK BUXTON

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1957-58
  • Burnley 1962-1968 (18 apps, 0 goals)
  • Halifax Town 1968-1971 (35 apps, 0 goals)
  • Management
  • Huddersfield Town (1978-1986) -- Promoted to Division 3 in 1980 and promoted to Division 2 in 1983
  • Scunthorpe United (1986-1991 and 1996-1997)
  • Sunderland (1993-1995)

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