Stan Mace

Stan Mace

Stan Mace made a late entry into the professional ranks at the age of 26 signing for Sheffield United in March 1922 for £100 after joining the Blades’ from Grimsby Rovers as an amateur a month earlier.

He went on to give fine service in the Central League side for more than five years, but made the First Division side on just four occasions. Nevertheless. his loyalty was rewarded with testimonial match which realised the considerable sum of £350.

Brought to the Goldstone for a £150 fee in August 1927, Stan acted as deputy to Paul Mooney at centre-half but was not retained at the end of the 1927-28 campaign and departed from the first-class scene. On leaving the game Stan became a postmaster in the Dore district of Sheffield. During the Great War he had served with the Sportsmen’s Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers.

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