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Real Name: William Bradbury
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 03/09/1933 (Matlock)
Died: 09/08/1999 (Chesterfield)

A larger than life character, Bill was originally sort by Charlie Elliott to join the Derbyshire County Cricket Club ground staff. He decided to concentrate on football and was signed by Coventry city as professional and then played under Arthur Turner at Birmingham city.

He scored more than 100 goals during his early career, 82 of them for Hull city in just got 178 games. His best return at Boothferry Park was 30 goals in their 1958-59 promotion season – then a post-war club record.

He got few opportunities at Haig Avenue but enjoyed the set-up and scored prolifically in the reserves. He joined Southport through a chance meeting between Joe Harvey (Workington manager) and John church of the 1961 Open golf Championship at Royal Birkdale he lived on in Southport until 1972 but having worked as dispatch manager for a furniture manufacturer’s in Clay Cross he was employed by a firm making mattress in Ilkeston.

Bill passed away in Chesterfield in 1999



Season Date From To Value
1961/1962 29/07/1961 WORKINGTON Southport 1500



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
1961/1962 1304
Total 13 0 4


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/04/1962 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
07/04/1962 LeagueH MILLWALL 3 - 1
31/03/1962 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 4
19/01/1962 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
17/01/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 4
30/12/1961 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 5
16/10/1961 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 4 - 3
14/10/1961 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 1
11/10/1961 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
25/09/1961 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
26/08/1961 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
22/08/1961 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
19/08/1961 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/04/1962LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
17/01/1962Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 4
16/10/1961Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 4 - 3
26/08/1961LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4