6 October 2008

Sam Banks

Name: Samuel James Banks
Born: 5 March 1915, Belfast
Died: 17 February 1999, Portstewart
Height:
Weight:
Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1937), 3 Amateur Caps / 1 Goal (1936-1938).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
35/36-37/38
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Amateur
*/42
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-
Linfield
38/39
Aug-38
Amateur
*3/ 3
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-
TOTALS
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£0
/45
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-
* all games

Biography:
Sam Banks established himself in the Cliftonville team in 1935/36 and showed enough ability to be selected for Amateur Ireland verses Scotland. His 5 goals for Cliftonville in the 6-4 defeat of Glenavon in the League on the 26th September 1936 and his goal for Amateur Ireland against England in a 5-1 win in February 1937 led to his selection for the full International verses Wales at Wrexham on St Patrick’s Day 1937. A regular goalscorer for Cliftonville for three seasons, he scored 12 times in 1937/38 before joining Linfield in August 1938. An injury after 3 goals in 3 matches saw the end of his career.

Ireland Cap Details:
17-03-1937 Wales... A L 1-4 BC (22 years, 12 days)

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
22-04-1936 Scotland H L 3-5
13-02-1937 England. H W 5-1 1 Goal
19-02-1938 England. A D 1-1

Summary: 3/1. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 1.


By George Glass. Picture courtesy of Red1 on the ILSF.

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