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

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 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 League / D3NH WALSALL 1 - 1
09/02/1924 League / D3NA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
26/01/1924 League / D3NH WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
19/01/1924 League / D3NA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
12/01/1924 League / D3NA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
08/01/1924 League / D3NA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
05/01/1924 League / D3NA BARROW 3 - 1
01/01/1924 League / D3NH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
29/12/1923 League / D3NH BARROW 2 - 0
26/12/1923 League / D3NA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 2
25/12/1923 League / D3NH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 0