Bert Lipsham

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Bert Lipsham
Personal information
Full name Herbert Broughall Lipsham
Date of birth (1878-04-29)29 April 1878
Place of birth Chester, England
Date of death 1932 (aged 53–54)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1895–1898 Chester City
1898–1900 Crewe Alexandra
1900–1908 Sheffield United
1908–? Fulham
National team
1902 England 1 (0)
Teams managed
1911–1918 Millwall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
The 1901 losing Cup Final team; Lipsham is seated on the right.

Herbert Broughall Lipsham (29 April 1878, Chester – 1932) was a professional footballer who won the 1902 FA Cup Final with Sheffield United.

Club career[edit]

Educated at the King's School, Chester Lipsham was a goal-scoring outside left. He began by playing in his home city with Chester St Oswald's before making his debut for Chester in the 1895–1896 season.[1] He was one of four brothers to play for Chester,[2] with the others including Jack who went on to play for Liverpool.

After a spell with Rockferry, Lipsham joined Crewe Alexandra in the 1898–99 season as a professional and was an immediate success. So much so that Derby County, Notts County and Sheffield United showed an immediate interest in him.

Crewe were not anxious to part with him, but a substantial offer induced them to transfer him to Sheffield United in 1900. After that, he was an invaluable member of the successful Blades team of that period. A quiet, unassuming and well-behaved young man, he was famous for his hard-hit crosses, which produced a lot of goals for his central strikers. Lipsham played in the successful FA Cup Final team when Sheffield United beat Southampton 2–1 in a replay on 26 April 1902. He moved to Fulham in 1908.

International career[edit]

Lipsham was capped by England against Wales on 3 March 1902, aged 23 years.

Other information[edit]

He also had a tobacconist shop at 142 Bramall Lane.

Lipsham was a member of the first management committee of the PFA and later moved to Canada where he became involved in the development of football.

Honours[edit]

Sheffield United

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sumner, Chas (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885–1997. p. 18. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  2. ^ On the Borderline. p. 19. 

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