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Walter Tranter

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Full nameWalter Tranter
Playing positionLeft-back

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Walter Rogers Tranter (born 1875) was an English association football player.

Born in Middlesbrough, Tranter played as a left-back for Thames Ironworks, the team that would later become West Ham United. The club handbook described him as a player that "rushes in where others feared to tread". He was a part of the team that won the London League during the 1897-98 season, and captained the side to the Southern League Second Division championship in 1898-99. He then left to play for Chatham, but returned to the newly renamed club, along with teammate Albert Kaye, for the 1900-01 season. He played in the inaugural game for the new club, a 7-0 battering of Gravesend on 1 September 1900, and made a further three Southern League appearances for West Ham that season. His last two games for the club were in the FA Cup Qualifying Round 4 against New Brompton, which went to a replay on 21 November 1900.

Walter Tranter's father was Isaac Rogers Tranter, who was the Captain of the Fire Brigade Company in Thornaby-on-Tees. Walter married three times, having two children. One of his grandchildren is former Leeds United left-winger Michael O'Grady. One of his great-grandchildren is Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist in swimming, Alyson Jones.

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