Eugene Bernard

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Eugene Bernard
Personal information
Full name Eugene Henri Georges Bernard
Date of birth (1914-06-03)3 June 1914
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death 31 August 1973(1973-08-31) (aged 59)
Place of death Southampton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1942 Southampton 2 (0)
Winchester City
Ryde Sports
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Eugene Henri Georges Bernard (3 June 1914 – 31 August 1973) was an English-born amateur footballer who made two first-team appearances as a goalkeeper for Southampton in 1936.

Football career[edit]

Bernard was born in Southampton and educated at Taunton's School.[1] He joined Southampton as an amateur in November 1933, and made frequent reserve-team appearances. At the start of the 1936–37 season, both regular custodian Bert Scriven and new signing Len Stansbridge were unavailable, so Bernard was drafted into the first team for matches at home to Chesterfield (won 3–2) and away to Doncaster Rovers (lost 2–0), before Scriven's return.[2]

He remained on the club's books as a player until 1942, making nine first-team appearances in wartime matches,[3] before a serious hand injury brought his playing career to an end.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1946, he was appointed coach to Southampton's youth players, graduating to reserve team coach in 1952.[1]

He later worked in the insurance business.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 96–97. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  3. ^ The Alphabet of the Saints. p. 393.