Former Chester player Nelson Stiffle died recently
in Brisbane, Australia at the age of 76. The Indian
born outside right played seven league games, scoring
twice, in the 1951/52 season having joined Chester
from Ashton United late in 1951.
Nelson moved to Altrincham
in summer 1952 and was a regular at Moss Lane for
the next two seasons. He was given the chance to resurrect
his league career when he was transferred to Chesterfield
in March 1954 and went on to play for Bournemouth,
Exeter and Coventry with his final Football League
game coming in the 1960/61 season.
to Australia at the start of the 1960s and played
Bankstown in the New South Wales League where he
later became coach.