Abe Rosenthal

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Abe Rosenthal
Personal information
Full name Abraham W. Rosenthal
Date of birth (1921-10-12)12 October 1921
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Date of death February 1986 (aged 64)
Place of death Liverpool, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
19xx–1938 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1946 Tranmere Rovers 27 (8)
1946–1949 Bradford City 44 (11)
1949–1952 Tranmere Rovers 69 (24)
1952–1954 Bradford City 63 (32)
1954–1955 Tranmere Rovers 21 (3)
1955–1956 Bradford City 1 (0)
Total 225 (78)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abraham W. "Abe" Rosenthal (12 October 1921 – February 1986) was an English professional footballer who played as a striker. Rosenthal was Jewish.[1]


Born in Liverpool, Rosenthal was an amateur at hometown club Liverpool before turning professional in 1938 with Tranmere Rovers. Rosenthal spent three spells with Tranmere, and also spent three spells at Bradford City. Rosenthal made a total of 225 appearances in the Football League, scoring 78 goals.[2]

He died in February 1986, aged 64, having collapsed at his home in Woolton, Liverpool, after chasing two intruders from his house.[3]


  1. ^ "Rosenthal, Abraham". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "ABE ROSENTHAL". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ^ News of the World Football Annual 1986-87 (1986)