Syd Fieldus

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Syd Fieldus
Personal information
Full name Sydney Albert William Fieldus
Date of birth (1909-05-27)27 May 1909
Place of birth Romford, England
Date of death April 1974 (1974-05) (aged 64)
Place of death Colchester, England
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Clapton Orient
Colchester Town
1937–1939 Colchester United 19 (3)
1946–1947 Colchester United 2 (0)
Chelmsford City
Teams managed
1945–1946 Colchester United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sydney Albert William Fieldus MBE (born 27 May 1909 — April 1974) was an English footballer who played as a defender.

Early life[]

Fieldus was born in Romford, Essex on 27 May 1909.[1]


Fieldus began his career with both Clapton Orient and Brentford, before signing for Colchester United in 1937.[2] He made 23 appearances in all competitions for the club, before the outbreak of World War II.[2] During the war, he served as a Captain in the Essex Home Guard, being awarded an MBE for his efforts on 15 December 1944, whilst he also appeared for Clapton Orient, Southend United and Colchester Wanderers – a club formed by Fieldus who were disbanded upon the return of league football.[1] Following the culmination of the war, Fieldus was instrumental in helping restart Colchester's footballing activities, serving the club as secretary-manager from June 1945 to April 1946.[3][4] Following his time at Colchester, Fieldus appeared for Chelmsford City.[2]

Later life and death[]

Fieldus died in Colchester in April 1974.[1]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b c Kaufman, Neilson (6 May 2020). "Clapton Orient during WW2" (PDF). Leyton Orient F.C. pp. 40–41. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c "Syd Fieldus". Col U Data. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (12 May 2020). "From four-day reigns to fairytale cup runs - the U's managers of the past". Daily Gazette. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Syd Fieldus". Col U Data. Retrieved 21 February 2020.

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