Booth, Colin

Inside-forward.

Born: Middleton, Manchester, 30 December 1934.

Career: Newton Heath Secondary School, Lancashire Boys County F.C., WOLVES juniors 1950, professional Jan 52, Nottingham Forest Oct 59, Doncaster Rovers Aug 62, Oxford United Jly 64 to May 67, Cambridge United, Cheltenham Town.

Booth picked up a FA Youth Cup runners-up medal in 1953 and in doing so made eight appearances netting five goals which included a hat-trick against Huntley & Palmer in the semi-final. He helped the juniors that same season the Birmingham & District League title. Colin made his Reserves debut at home to Chesterfield at half-back on 20 October 1951 and went on to make 137 appearances for the Second Eleven netting 49 goals and helped the clubs lift two Central League title in 1958 and 1959. For the first team Booth helped the club lift two Football League championship in 1958 and 1959 and in October 1956 Colin was a substitute for England under 23’s against their French equivalents at Aston Gate. In October 1959 Booth signed for Nottingham Forest and went on to make 98 appearances netting 41, he top scored for them in 1961 and 1962. In 1962 he transferred to Doncaster Rovers and registered 62 goals in 101 appearances and again top scored this time in 1963. He hit two hat-tricks against Newport County and Southport. 1964 saw Colin booth transfer to Oxford United and he helped them to promotion from the Fourth Division in 1965 as top scorer. He made 52 appearances and netted 23 goals at the Manor Ground before transferring to Southern Premier League Cambridge United and then to Cheltenham Town. Colin Booth who played in the 1950 England Schools final against Swansea went o to make 301 Football League appearances netting 145 goals.

First Team

Debut: Aston Villa (h) 11/4/55.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1954/55 3 3
1955/56 26 7 1 27 7
1956/57 20 9 1 21 9
1957/58 13 2 13 2
1958/59 13 7 2 1 15 8
1959/60 3 1 3 1
Total 78 26 4 1 82 27

Honours

Football League Championship: 1957/58, 1958/59

Hat-tricks (3) v Sheffield United (H) 2/5/56, (4) v Arsenal (H) 10/11/56.

Reserves

Debut: Chesterfield (H) 20/10/51.

CL SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1951/52 5 5
1952/53 15 6 1 1 17 6
1953/54 15 2 1 1 16 3
1954/55 26 4 26 4
1955/56 10 10
1956/57 14 7 14 7
1957/58 20 9 20 9
1958/59 24 15 1 25 15
1959/60 4 5 4 5
Total 133 48 2 1 2 137 49

Honours

Central League Championship: 1951/52, 1952/53, 1957/58, 1958/59.

Hat-trick v Leeds United (H) 8/2/58.