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Real Name: Joseph Bainbridge
Normal Position: Full Back
Height: 5' 8.5
Weight: 11st
Born: 11/03/1888(South Shields)
Died: 20/10/1984 (South Shore, Blackpool)
Joe BainbridgeHe served Blackpool well for to seasons - spending much of his early career as a centre-forward - and made 114 League appearances for the Seasiders. In 1914-15 he was an ever-present, with all but one of his appearances at wing-half His left arm was badly injured and his cheek scarred by an exploding shell during Army service and he lost the muscle m the left arm, leaving it permanently withered. He helped Blackpool Reserves to win the Central League Championship in 1919-20 and joined Southport on their election to the Football League. He gave Southport 4 years' grand service before his career was ended by a groin injury. He was described as a 'resourceful and daring defender'. In later life he was a commissionaire at Blackpool Tower, an attendant at the Winter Gardens _id had a pub for a few years after the Second World War. He watched Blackpool at Wembley both the 1948 and 1953 Cup finals. Both his sons played as goalkeepers! (Though his birth was
-stered as 29 April it is believed that the date on which he regularly celebrated it - 11 March - is probably more accurate.)

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season From To Value
1921/1922 BLACKPOOL Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1921/1922 3300
1922/1923 1600
1923/1924 1600
1924/1925 300
Total 68 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
07/02/1925 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2
31/01/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 0
29/04/1924 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
26/04/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1924 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
19/04/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0
18/04/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/04/1924 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 0

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1925 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
07/02/1925 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 0 - 2
31/01/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 0
29/04/1924 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
26/04/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1924 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
19/04/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0
18/04/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/04/1924 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 0
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