Great players: Sammy Cox

Samuel Richmond Cox was born in Darvel, Ayrshire, Scotland, on April 13, 1924. During the second world war he played with Queen’s Park, Third Lanark and Dundee F.C.

Sammy signed professional forms with Glasgow Rangers in May 1946. He played in every league game for Rangers in the 1947-48 season and also helped the club win the 1947-48 Scottish Cup. In the 1948-49 season he won the Scottish League championship and the Scottish Cup with Rangers. The club repeated its double success in the 1949-50 season. In the 1952-53 season he won the Scottish League championship with Rangers. Toured North America with Glasgow Rangers in 1954.

The 5’8 and 150 lbs left-sided player could play at either fullback or half-back. He made his debut for the Scottish National Team in February 1948 against France in Paris. He toured North America with the Scottish National Team in 1949. In all Sammy played in 25 full international games for Scotland.

In July 1956 Sammy joined Scottish First Division club East Fife. He spent two season at the club. In his last season with the club, in the 1957-58 season, the club was relegated to the Second Division.

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. Sparta finished in eight-place in the 14-team league.

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.

Sammy passed away in Stratford, Ontario, in August 2015.

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