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|Full name||Allenby C. Chilton|
|Date of birth||16 September 1918|
|Place of birth||South Hylton, England|
|Date of death||15 June 1996(aged 77)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Chilton transferred to Manchester United soon after in November 1938 and made his first team debut against Charlton Athletic in September 1939. Chilton's early career was cut short by the Second World War although he made guest appearances for Airdrieonians, Cardiff City, Hartlepools United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic who he helped to win the War Cup South Final in 1944. He served in the Durham Light Infantry and saw active service in the Normandy Landings also in 1944.
Chilton established himself as a centre half in Matt Busby's first post-war team and helped United to triumph in the 1947–48 FA Cup and was a key member of the 1951–52 league championship winning team. He was made club captain during the 1953–54 season. Having missed just 13 games in nine seasons at United and with 175 consecutive appearances to his name, Chilton requested a rest from first team action in early 1955. He was replaced by Mark Jones, one of the rising Busby Babes, and never returned to first team action.
He left the club in March 1955 to become player-manager with Grimsby Town. He joined the Mariners late in the 1954–55 season and was unable to stop them having to apply for re-election, but the following season under his management they were champions of Division Three North – the only club ever to go from re-election to promotion in one season.
- Ponting, Ivan (2008). Manchester United: Player by Player (8th ed.). Studley: Know The Score Books. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-84818-300-1.
- "When Bill Shankly and Allenby Chilton reigned supreme". Grimsby Telegraph. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
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