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Percy Melmoth Walters

Percy Melmoth Walters
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Full namePercy Melmoth Walters
Date of birth30 September 1863
Place of birthEwell, England
Date of death6 October 1936(age 73)
Place of deathAshtead, Surrey, England
Playing positionRight back, Left back

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Percy Melmoth Walters (30 September 1863 6 October 1936) was an English amateur footballer who played as a defender for the Old Carthusians and the Corinthians in the late nineteenth century as well as making thirteen appearances for England, five as captain.

He and his younger brother, Arthur Melmoth Walters, were known as "morning" and "afternoon" in allusion to their initials. The brothers were generally regarded as the finest fullbacks in England for a number of years; according to Philip Gibbons in his "History of the Game from 1863 to 1900" this was due mainly to their own defensive system based on the combination game used by the Royal Engineers during the early 1870s.

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