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Full Name: Fred Bell
Normal Position: Inside Left
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 11st 4lbs
Born: 29/09/1901 (Blackburn)
Died: 02/08/1978 (Leyland)

Fred BellHe chose sport rather than the family confectionery business in Blackburn but remained part-time throughout his football career. He made a good impression in his first Lancashire Combination game on 29 September 1929 when 'feinting and passing the opposite way' and a month later was signed as a professional after showing consistent form in the Reserves. After Peter Mee's death he had a run in the League team without once finding the net, though his six goals with the Reserves made him joint third top scorer in the side which finished runners-up in the Combination. He later gave good service to Leyland Motors for a number of seasons, chiefly as a half-back. He played football till he was 42 and even turned down a request from Clitheroe when 49. He worked at Leyland Motors until his retirement aged 65 and died of a brain haemorrhage on a bowling green.

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 Date From To Value
1923/1924 CLAYTON CHURCH INSTITUTE Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1923/1924 1100
Total 11 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
16/02/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
09/02/1924 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
26/01/1924 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
19/01/1924 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
12/01/1924 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
08/01/1924 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
05/01/1924 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 1
01/01/1924 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
29/12/1923 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
26/12/1923 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 2
25/12/1923 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0
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