Sonny Walters, one of the members of the side that won Second and First division titles back to back in the early fifties.
Sonny fitted in well to Rowe’s push and run side of the early 1950’s with his blistering pace and a fierce shot he would link up well with Ramsey and Nicholson down the right and created chances for his teammates as well as finishing many himself.
A local boy Sonny (William) came through the clubs junior ranks after playing for the District schools XI and played for our nursery clubs Walthamstow Avenue and later Finchley before being signed as a professional in September 1944.
He had already made his first team debut in the War Time League V Fulham on Christmas Day 1943, when he scored.
Turning out for Spurs when he could get away from his army duties his Football League debut came in January 1947 at West Bromwich when he again scored. Sonny took time to cement a regular place in the side.
Left - Sonny V Aston Villa 1951
Remembered mostly as a provider he finished 1950 with 14 goals (plus two in the Cup) as we won Divison 2 and the following year when we won the Divison One title he was top scorer with 15. When he later scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1953 it was the clubs 1.500th goal in the League at WHL.
He never won an England cap (this was the era of Mathews and Finney, two of the finest wingers England have produced) but he did play for England B in 1950 in a game V Holland. He also appeared for the FA XI and represented the British Army.
At the end of the 1956/57 season he moved to Aldershot. Having played 234 games for Spurs with 71 goals plus another 50 (14 goals) in war time competition.
Left V Middlesborough, 1953
Sonny passed away just 46 years old in 1970.
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