Wally Fielding

Football, Football player

1919 – 2008

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Who was Wally Fielding?

Wally Fielding was a professional footballer from 1945 until 1960.

In 1945, after leaving the Army, Fielding was signed by Everton manager Theo Kelly having been a youth amateur player for Charlton Athletic F.C.

Known for his passing precision, reading of the game and his ability to beat defenders he was the start of many an Everton attack. His trademark he became known for was laying in a perfectly weighted ball inside the full back to his flying winger Tommy Eglington. In his Everton career, he played 410 first-team games and scored 54 times.

In 1959, at the age of 39, he left for Southport, playing 20 games for the seaside club and scoring one goal.

Following retirement, Fielding settled in Cornwall. He died at his home there on 18 January 2008. He had been Everton's oldest living former player at the time.

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Born
Nov 26, 1919
London
Nationality
  • England
Lived in
  • Edmonton, London
  • London
Died
Jan 18, 2008
Cornwall

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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