theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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Banner Hammers Logo theyflysohigh JM003 - England cap JM002 - England Jubilee Trust JM005 - Representative Medal JM001 - England Jubilee Trust 1937 International Medal

John Morton Trophy Cabinet ...

Football League v. Irish League

Windsor Park, Belfast

21st September 1938

8 - 2

Scotland v. England

Hampden Park, Glasgow

21st August 1935

4 - 2

Football League XI:


Vic Woodley

Bert Sproston

Eddie Hapgood

Stan Cullis

Ken Willingham

Don Welsh

John Morton

Stanley Matthews

Tommy Lawton

Jackie Robinson

Len Goulden

Glass Shelftop

White Hart Lane, London

1st December 1937

5 - 4

Glass Shelftop

England v. Anglo-Scots

Highbury Stadium, London

8th May 1935

0 - 1

Glass Shelftop


England International cap

England International medal


Rose Bowl


Representative medal

The first of Hammers' many successful signings from Midland League Gainsborough Trinity. John Morton became a professional at the age of 17 and made his Hammers debut against Arsenal at Upton Park in a 1-1 draw on the 26 March 1932. Went on to win international recognition when he partnered club-mate Len Goulden on England's left-wing against Czechoslovakia at White Hart Lane in 1937. Scored an international debut goal in the 5-4 victory.

Morton would have surely won more caps but for an untimely injury which resulted in Arsenal's Cliff Bastin taking his place. Although only a handful of his total appearances were in the First Division - during the ill-fated 1931-32 season - the speedy Yorkshireman became an automatic choice throughout the thirties up to the outbreak of WW2.


Born: 26 February 1914, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Died: 8 March 1986 (aged 72)


West Ham United Career: (1931-1939), Appearances: 275, Goals: 57

International: England (1 cap), Inter-League (3 caps)


Eng v Czech FL 1938-09-21 John Morton Montage will002 - John Morton MORTON John caricature MORTON John 01 Trophy Cabinet MORTON John - England MORTON John - England