Sonny Walters was assigned to Tottenham Juniors in 1939, representing the Walthamstow Avenue team and netting 24 goals during the 1943-44 season. He signed professional forms in September 1944, clocking up 50 wartime appearances, netting 14 goals, until serving in the army from 1945-47. Whilst based in Northern Ireland he guested for Derry City as well as facing the French Army, Belgian Army, RAF and Navy in representative matches. He played for Tottenham Hotspur between 1947 and 1957 and in 1949 he gained a regular spot in the Tottenham Hotspur league team. He got his break when he was selected to replace Freddie Cox who transferred to Arsenal and was quick to make an impression. He was part of manager Arthur Rowe’s exciting 'Push and Run' side which won the Football League Second Division in 1950 and, in the year following promotion, the Football League First Division in 1951. He played alongside Bill Nicholson, Alf Ramsey, captain Ronnie Burgess, Ted Ditchburn in goal and Len Duquemin. During his time at Spurs he made 234 appearances scoring 71 goals. On January 24 1953 Sonny scored the club’s 1,500th League goal at White Hart Lane in a 2-1 win against Shefield Wednesday.
His name was immortalised in the 1950s Spurs chant “ We are the Spurs Supporters and we love to watch them play” (sung to the tune of McNamara's Band) with the lines……
The ref his whistle proudly blows the linesmen wave their flags, The Duke is ready to kick off as he hitches up his bags, We cheer Sonny Walters as he toddles down the line, And the ball like magic is in the net and makes us all feel fine.
In July 1957 he transferred to Aldershot Town where he played for them 66 times scoring 11 goals.
He gained only one international honour when selected to play for England "B" against The Netherlands at Newcastle on February 22 1950.
He retired from the game in 1959.
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