|Billy Callender |
Full name - Billy Callender
Date of birth - 5 January 1903
Place of birth - Prudhoe, England
Date of death - 26 July 1932 (aged 29)
Place of death - Selhurst Park
Playing position - Goalkeeper
1923–1932 - Apps:225
Billy Callender (5 January 1903 – 26 July 1932) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made 202 |
Football League appearances for Crystal Palace between 1923 and 1932.
Callender was born in Prudhoe, Northumberland and was playing in local football with Prudhoe Town when he was signed by Crystal
Palace in 1923. Initially, he was understudy to Jack Alderson and made only two appearances in his first two seasons at the
club. He became a regular in the 1925–26 season and was ever-present in 1926–27, when he also played for the Football League
representative team. Callender continued to be a regular in the Crystal Palace team until the end of the 1931–32 season.
On 26 July 1932, Callender committed suicide at the club ground, following the death of his fiancée from polio. He was
found hanged in the team dressing room after training.
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