Ned Bromley

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Ned Bromley
Personal information
Full name Charles Edward Bromley
Date of birth 1869
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death 1 April 1942(1942-04-01) (aged 72)
Place of death Darlington, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1885–1889 St. Mary's 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles Edward "Ned" Bromley (1869–1 April 1942) was an English footballer. Originally from Southampton, he played as a forward for local side St. Mary's between their formation in 1885 and 1889.

Life and career[edit]

Born between April and June 1869, Bromley joined the football team of the St. Mary's Young Men's Association upon its formation in November 1885.[1] He played in the team's first game, a friendly match against Freemantle,[2] By 1887, Bromley had become the captain of St. Mary's, leading the side to the final of the 1887–88 Hampshire Junior Cup,[1] where the Saints beat the Southampton Harriers 2–1 in a replay after a 2–2 draw;[3] the forward scored seven goals throughout the course of the tournament,[1] including four in the second round 10–0 win over Petersfield.[3]

Following the club's Hampshire Junior Cup victory, Bromley relinquished his captaincy and moved to London to study dentistry, although he continued to play for St. Mary's.[1] In the following season, Bromley continued to be "almost ever-present" in the team's lineup as they retained the Hampshire Junior Cup,[1] scoring three goals in six appearances in the tournament,[4] including one in the 3–0 final win over Christchurch.[5] Shortly after the cup final, Bromley suffered a "serious leg injury" during a six-a-side tournament, bringing his playing career to an end.[1]

After his injury, Bromley focused on his dental career, later moving to Chester and Gibraltar; he died in Darlington in 1942.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Hampshire Junior Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals
1887–88 St. Mary's 6 7 6 7
1888–89 6 3 6 3
St. Mary's total 12 10 12 10


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Chalk & Holley 2013, p. 24.
  2. ^ Chalk & Holley 1987, p. 210.
  3. ^ a b Bull & Brunskell 2000, pp. 4–5.
  4. ^ Chalk & Holley 1987, p. 24.
  5. ^ Juson & Bull 2001, p. 25.