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Past Players (C)

WARNEFORD "Warney" CRESSWELL

DCSFA U15s in 1910-11

South Shields SFA

  • Brother of Frank.
  • During World War I football was suspended in England but not in Scotland where he played for Morton, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian

Teams played for:

  • South Shields 1919-22-- Signed for Sunderland in 1922 for a then British transfer fee of £5500
  • Sunderland 1922-27
  • Everton 1927-36 -- Second Division champions in 1930-31; First Division champions in 1927-28 and 1931-32; FA Cup winner in 1933; FA Charity Shield winner in 1928 and 1932.

Management

  • Port Vale 1936-37
  • Northampton Town 1937-39

International honours: ESFA U15s against Wales in 1911. From 1921 to 1929 gained 7 caps for England.

FRANK CRESSWELL

DCSFA U15s in 1921-22 & 1922-23

South Shields SFA

  • Brother of Warney

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1926-19
  • West Bromwich Albion 1929-31
  • Chester 1931-34 and 1934-38
  • Notts County 1934

International honours: 4 appearances for ESFA U15s in 1921-22 and 1922-23, all as captain.

HORATIO "Raich" CARTER

DCSFA U15s in 1925-26, 1926-27 & 1927-28

Sunderland SFA

  • Made his debut for DCSFA at the age of 12 years 135 days.
  • Played First-class cricket for Derbyshire (1946) and Minor Counties cricket for Durham (1933-34)

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1932-45 -- Captained Sunderland to 1st Division title in 1936 and FA Cup win in 1937.
  • Derby County 1945-48 -- Was an FA Cup winner with Derby County in 1946.
  • Hull City 1948-51

Management

  • At Hull became player-manager and led them to Division Three (North) title in 1948-49.
  • Spell in Ireland.
  • Leeds Utd 1953-58 -- Gained promotion to First Division in 1956.
  • Mansfield Town 1960-63 -- promoted to Division Three.
  • Middlesbrough 1963-6)

International honours: Played 4 times for ESFA U15s in 1926-27 and 1927-28. Gained 13 caps for England scoring 7 goals. Also played in 17 war-time internationals.

ALLENBY CHILTON

DCSFA U15s in 1932-33

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Manchester United 1938-55 – FA Cup winner in season 1947-48 and First Division champions in 1951-52.
  • Grimsby Town 1955-56

Management

  • Grimsby Town 1955-59 -- Team were champions of Division 3 North in 1955-56
  • Wigan Athletic 1960-61
  • Hartlepool United 1962-63

International honours: Made 2 appearances for England in 1950-51

HARRY CLARK

DCSFA U15s in 1949-50

Sunderland SFA

Team played for:

  • Sunderland 1956-58

KENNETH CHAYTOR

DCSFA U15s in 1952-53

Kelloe SFA

Team played for:

  • Oldham Athletic 1954-59

COLIN CLISH

DCSFA U15s in 1957-58 & 1958-59

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Newcastle United 1961-63
  • Rotherham United 1963-68
  • Doncaster Rovers 1968-71

FRANK CLARK

DCSFA U15s in 1958-59 and U19s in 1960-61

Derwent Valley SFA

  • Before embarking upon a career in professional football Frank played for Crook Town and was a member of their FA Amateur Cup winning team in 1961-62.

Teams played for:

  • Newcastle United 1962-75 -- Played in Newcastle's Second Division championship winning side of 1964-65. A member of Newcastle's Inter Cities Fairs Cup winning team in 1969. Was in the Newcastle side which lost the 1974 FA Cup Final to Liverpool.
  • Nottingham Forest 1975-80 -- Whilst with Forest he won the First Division Championship (1977-78), the European Cup (1978-79) and two League Cups (1977-78; 1978-79)

Management

  • Leyton Orient 1982-91 -- Promoted to League Division 3 in 1988-89.
  • Nottingham Forest 1993-96 -- Promoted to the Premiership in 1993-94. LMA Manager of the Year in 1995.
  • Manchester City 1996-98

International honours: England Amateur, England Youth

RALPH COATES

DCSFA U15s in 1960-61

Lambton & Hetton SFA

Teams played for:

  • Burnley 1964-71
  • Tottenham Hotspur 1971-77
  • Leyton Orient 1978-80

International honours: Gained 4 full England caps from 1970 to 1971. Made 8 appearances for England U23s.

WILLIAM "Billy" CURLEY

DCSFA U15s in 1960-61

Kelloe SFA

Team played for:

  • Darlington 1962-65 -- Was the first apprentice professional at the club.

DENNIS CLARKE

DCSFA U15s in 1962-1963

Stockton SFA

Teams played for:

  • West Bromwich Albion 1965-68 - FA Cup winner in 1968.
  • Huddersfield Town 1968-73
  • Birmingham City 1973-75

JOHN CRAGGS

DCSFA U15s in 1962-63 & 1963-64

Blaydon SFA

Teams played for:

  • Newcastle United 1966-71 and 1982-83
  • Middlesbrough 1971-82
  • Darlington 1983-84

KEITH COLEMAN DCSFA U15s in 1965-66 Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1968-73
  • West Ham United 1973-76
  • Darlington 1979

PETER CREAMER

DCSFA U15s in 1967-68 & 1968-69

Hartlepool SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1972-74
  • York City (loan) 1975
  • Doncaster Rovers 1975-76
  • Hartlepool United 1976-77
  • Rochdale 1978

International honours: 2 appearances in 1968-69 for ESFA U15s.

GORDON CATTRELL

DCSFA U15s in 1969-70

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Team played for:

  • Darlington 1973-76

International honours: Played for ESFA U15s in 1970 making 4 appearances.

STAN CUMMINS

DCSFA U15s in 1973-74

Spennymoor SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1976-79
  • Sunderland 1979-83 and 1984-85
  • Crystal Palace 1983-84

COLIN COOPER

DCSFA U15s in 1981-82

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1986-91 and 1998-06
  • Millwall 1991-93
  • Nottingham Forest 1993-98
  • Sunderland (loan) 2004

Management

  • Hartlepool Utd (2013-14)

International honours: Gained 2 full England caps. Made 8 appearances for England U21s.

IAN CHANDLER

DCSFA U15s in 1982-83 and U19s in 1985-86

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Barnsley 1986-88
  • Stockport County (loan) 1987
  • Aldershot 1988

After leaving Aldershot Ian moved into non-league soccer and played for several Teams in NE England. In 2002 Ian scored a goal in extra time to give Whitley Bay victory in the FA Vase. Ian became player-manager of Whitley Bay in 2004 then manager. He has guided the Team to further success in the Vase with the team winning the competition in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thus, Whitley Bay became the first team to win the FA Vase three times in a row.

International honours: ESFA U18s in 1986 making 3 appearances.

ANTHONY "Tony" CULLEN

DCSFA U15s in 1984-85 and U19s in 1985-86

Gateshead SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1989-91
  • Carlisle United (loan) 1989
  • Rotherham United (loan) 1991
  • Bury (loan) 1991
  • Swansea City 1992-93

PAUL CONNOR

DCSFA U14 Boys in 1992-93 and U15s in 1993-94

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Hartlepool United (loan) 1998
  • Stoke City (loan) 1999 and 1999-2001
  • Cambridge United (loan) 2000-01
  • Rochdale 2001-04
  • Swansea City 2004-06
  • Leyton Orient 2006-07
  • Cheltenham Town 2007-09
  • Lincoln City 2009-10

GRAEME CARR

DCSFA U15s in 1993-94

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Team played for:

  • Scarborough 1998-2000

MICHAEL CARTER

DCSFA U15s in 1995-96 and U16 Boys in 1996-97

Darlington SFA

Team played for:

  • Darlington 1998-2000

BEN CLARK

DCSFA U15s in 1997-98

Derwentside SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 2000-04
  • Hartlepool 2004-10

International honours: ESFA U15s: 15 appearances (1997-98). England U16s: 12 appearances - all as captain (1999-2000). England U17s: 5 appearances - all as captain (2000-01). England U18s: 2 appearances (2000-01). England U19s: 8 appearances (2001-02). England U20s: 1 appearance (2002-03)

DALE CRAWFORD

DCSFA U15s in 1997-98

Sunderland SFA

Team played for:

  • Berwick Rangers 2001

COURTNEY CORRIE

DCSFA U16 Girls in 2013-14

Hurworth School (Darlington)

Team played for:

  • Durham 2014-16

ADAM CURRY

DCSFA U18s in 2013-14 & 2014-15

St Joseph's Catholic Academy (Hebburn)

Team played for:

  • Hull City 2018-19

International honours: 10 appearances for ESFA U18s in 2014 and 2015, all as captain


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