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Sylvan Anderton

Sylvan Anderton

Clubs played for: Reading, Chelsea, QPR, Dover (1952-1962)

Born: 1934

Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Born in Reading, Anderton became a product of Ted Drake's youth policy at Elm Park and it was the same man who paid £15,000 to take him to Stamford Bridge, in 1959. Known for his tough tackling, he spent three seasons playing for the Blues, before making the short move across West London to QPR. Managed Andover, then settled in Bideford, Devon, where he wrote poetry and scouted for his home town club Reading.




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Anderton, Sylvan Sylvan and I grew up together. Although he was 2 years older than me he was a companion with me in our gang of children who lived in what was then a small community in Tilehurst Reading. We used to play endless games of football kicking the Tennis Balls against the garages in Park Crescent where he lived. I remember a scout, meeting him as we were playing one day I think he then played for Battle a nursery team for Reading FC. Little did we know this would lead him to play for Reading and Chelsea!!
09-09-21Robert Marsh

Anderton, Sylvan Met Sylvan and his wife at RHS Rosemoor when we played there with our swing band. A lovely, interesting and engaging gentleman.
25-08-20Tracey Cunningham

Anderton, Sylvan Lovely chap who happens to be my uncle. Now lives in Devon.


Anderton, Sylvan Is this the same Sylvan Anderton who found note books and presented them at The Antiques Roadshow that gave clues to the mystery of Glenn illers dissappearance in WW2?


Anderton, Sylvan Met him in a pub near Bideford yesterday (3rd April) and he came across as a very nice man. As a Chelsea fan I used to watch him play many years ago.


Anderton, Sylvan If I am correct, Sylvan was engaged to a girl who lived in the same road as I did ie Whitley Wood. I know her surname was Webb and I think her first name was Margaret. My mother was friendly with her mother. I was younger than she was and we all thought it was wonderful that she was engaged to a Reading footballer


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