Walter Crook

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Walter Crook
File:Walter Crook (1948).png
Personal information
Full name Walter Crook
Date of birth (1912-04-28)28 April 1912
Place of birth Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, England
Date of death 27 December 1988(1988-12-27) (aged 76)
Place of death Mellor, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1947 Blackburn Rovers 236 (2)
1947–1948 Bolton Wanderers 28 (0)
Total 264 (2)
National team
1939 England (wartime) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1948–1950 Ajax
1950 Sparta Rotterdam
1950–1953 Accrington Stanley
1953–1954 Ajax
1954–1955 Wigan Athletic

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Walter Crook (28 April 1912 – 27 December 1988) was an English football player and manager.


Playing career

Crook, who played as a full back, played in the Football League for Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers, making a total of 264 appearances.[1] He holds the record for most consecutive Football League appearances by a Blackburn player (208 between 1934 and 1946).[2]

Crook also made one wartime international appearance for England in 1939.[3]

Coaching career

Crook managed Dutch side Ajax between 1948 and 1950, and again between 1953 and 1954. He also managed Sparta Rotterdam[4][5] and English club sides >Accrington Stanley and Wigan Athletic.


  1. "Walter Crook". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 11 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Blackburn Official - Club Records
  3. "England - War-Time/Victory Internationals - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>