Great players: Sammy Cox

Samuel Richmond Cox was born in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland, on April 13, 1924.

Starred for Glasgow Rangers and Scotland in the 1950’s.

Toured North America with the Scottish National Team in 1949.

Toured North America with Glasgow Rangers in 1954.

Photo from  J.F. Sporting Collectibles under the Footballers in Action 1940/50`s Series 3.

Sammy arrived in Toronto on Sunday May 25, 1958 and immediately joined Ulster United. On Sunday June 8 Sammy played for Ulster United against Manchester City at University of Detroit Stadium. A crowd of 6,000 watched Manchester City win 8-2 over the Redhanders.

Sammy was officially released from East Fife in April 1959. Before the start of the 1959 National Soccer League season Sammy joined Toronto Sparta as a player-coach.

In 1960 Sammy joined Stratford Fischers in the London & District Soccer League. The club was the works team of Fischer Bearings Manufacturing Limited. Sammy was still with the club in the 1961 season.

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