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Real Name: William Cunningham Birkett
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 9 1/2
Weight: 11st 0lbs
Born: 29/10/1910(Carlisle)
Died: 15/08/1973 (Rotherham)
Bill BirkettHe had two seasons at Carlisle, making 13 appearances, before joining Southport. He did not maintain the promise he showed in the second half of 1932-33 and the following season he spent long periods in the Reserves, being displaced by Jack Grainger. After being freed by Southport he joined Rotherham. An early accident there put him out for six months after his knee was trodden on but he made a full recovery and gave Rotherham United five good seasons' service making 172 Northern Section appearances one of a number of former Southport players who served the Millers in the 193os. He stayed on in Rotherham after the war and was still working as a furnaceman in the steelworks when he was killed in an industrial accident, a wagon crushing him against a wall.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1932/1933 2000
1933/1934 1600
Total 36 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/11/1987 LeagueH CHORLEY 2 - 3
05/05/1934 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
03/03/1934 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 3
11/11/1933 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
04/11/1933 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 9
02/11/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RRA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
28/10/1933 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
24/10/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
21/10/1933 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
14/10/1933 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
05/05/1934 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
03/03/1934 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 3
11/11/1933 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
04/11/1933 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 9
02/11/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RRA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
28/10/1933 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
24/10/1933 Liverpool Senior Cup / RH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
21/10/1933 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
14/10/1933 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 2
11/10/1933 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
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