Sammy McCrory

Sammy McCrory
Personal information
Full name Samuel McKee McCrory
Date of birth 11 October 1924
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death 4 May 2011(2011-05-04) (aged 86)
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1949 Swansea Town 103 (46)
1949–1952 Ipswich Town 97 (39)
1952–1955 Plymouth Argyle 50 (11)
1955–1960 Southend United 205 (91)
Cambridge United
Total 455 (187)
National team
Northern Ireland 1 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Samuel McKee McCrory (11 October 1924 – 4 May 2011) was a Northern Ireland international footballer.

McCrory was born in Belfast. During his career he played as a centre forward for Ipswich Town for whom he was top scorer in their 1950–51 season.[1]

He was the joint top scorer of the last edition of the Third Division South with 31 goals in the 1957–58 season for Southend United.[2] He also played for Linfield, Swansea Town, Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge United and Crusaders.

He earned 1 full cap for the Northern Ireland national football team, and was part of the 1958 FIFA World Cup squad.[3]


  1. "Sam McCrory". Pride of Anglia. Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  2. "English League Leading Goalscorers". Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  3. Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats

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