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Allenby C. Chilton  (*  16th September  1918  in  Sunderland ; †  June 16  1996  ibid) was an English  Soccer player  and  -trainer . as  Middle runner  he won with  Manchester United  1948  the  FA Cup  and four years later the  English championship .

Chilton, who came from the north-east of England, joined the first division club in November 1938  Manchester United  at. However, the dream of a professional career suffered a serious setback shortly afterwards.  September 1939 against  Charlton Athletic  played a championship game for the first time, but the next day the United Kingdom declared war on Germany in response to the attack on Poland. As a result, English league football was suspended for seven years and Chilton also took part


the fighting. Although he's in the  Normandy  was wounded, he appeared on several occasions in his home country at various clubs as a guest player and in the war season 1943/44 he won the southern edition of the with Charlton Athletic  Football League War Cups . Final opponent in front of 85,000 spectators in  Wembley Stadium  was the  Chelsea FC .

After the end of the  second worldwar  he graduated first on 5.  January 1946 against  Accrington Stanley  (2: 2) im  FA Cup  his first compulsory meeting and after the resumption of league operations for  1946/47 season  he played himself on the position of the  Center runner  into the main lineup of ManUnited. In the beginning it was not very popular with the domestic followers and in the meantime they thought about a boxing career. After six months in the ring, he returned to football and coach  Matt Busby , who valued the physically robust Chilton very much, entrusted him with the responsible role of the "center-half". First major title win was  1948  the  FA Cup  and as the "Red Devils" four years later the  English championship  won, he did not miss any of 42 league games. He was considered the backbone of the defensive network of Manchester United and shortly thereafter he followed  Johnny Carey  as team captain. When he took up his regular seat in February 1955  Mark Jones  - one of the " Busby Babes " who shaped the following generation change - lost, ending a series of 166 uninterrupted league appearances. This was also a club record, the first  Steve Coppell  improved during the 1980/81 season. At the zenith of his footballing career around 1950, Chilton also completed two international matches for the  English national team  against  Northern Ireland  (4: 1 on 7.  October 1950) and  France  (2: 2 on 3.  October 1951). To do this, he was in the  English squad  on the occasion of  1954 World Cup in Switzerland  nominated, but as a substitute he was only "on call" back home.

In March 1955, Chilton left Manchester United for  Grimsby Town . From the end of the 1954/55 season he acted there initially as  Player-coach  and under his direction the third division improved from that  penultimate rank  to the  Champion and climber 1956 . After eight more league games in the 1956/57 season ended his active career and until April 1959 he looked after the "Mariners" as a full-time coach (the 1958/59 season ended with one  Descent ). The last stations in professional football were in the 1960/61 season  Wigan Athletic  and subsequently  Hartlepools United  (initially as  Scout  and in the season 1962/63 as a coach).

After retiring from the football business, he returned to Sunderland. There he initially ran a restaurant and later he worked for  Coles Cranes. In mid-June 1996, at the age of 77, he died in the Sunderland district of Southwick from complications from a stroke.

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