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Wally St Pier
Wally St Pier

Stanley Walter St Pier ( 8 October 1904 – 1989) was an English footballer and scout.

Career


St Pier arrived at West Ham United from Ilford in April 1929 making his senior debut in October 1929 against Leicester City. Spending most of his time as understudy to Jim Barrett, St Pier managed only 24 appearances for The Hammers before retiring from playing in 1932.[1] St Pier was appointed club chief scout by manager Charlie Paynter and was responsible for the discovery of John Lyall,[2] Bobby Moore,[3] Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters,[4] Pat Holland,[5] Frank Lampard, Paul Brush and Alan Curbishley,[6] amongst others, through his scouting network. Given a testimonial in May 1975, he retired in 1976 after 47 years service to West Ham.[7]

Death


St Pier died in 1989.[7]

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