William Bradshaw (footballer)

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William Bradshaw
Personal information
Full name William Bradshaw
Date of birth 1882
Place of birth Burnley, England
Playing position Outside right
Youth career
Burnley Belvedere
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1900–1904 Woolwich Arsenal 4 (2)
1904–1905 Fulham ? (?)
1905–1907 Burton United 64 (14)
1907–1908 Burnley 11 (1)
Burnell's Ironworks ? (?)
Chester ? (?)
Ton Pentre ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Bradshaw (born 1882)[1] was an English professional footballer who played as an outside right for various clubs in the 1900s.

Football career[edit]

Bradshaw was born in Burnley and after playing for Burnley Belvedere,[1] he joined Woolwich Arsenalof the Football League Second Division in 1900. He remained with the "Gunners" for four years, scoring two goals in four appearances.[2] He then spent a season in the Southern League with Fulham before returning to the Second Division of the Football League with Burton United in 1905. In his two years at Burton, he made 64 league appearances, scoring 14 goals.[1] The club finished in the penultimate place in the league table in 1906, and the following season in 1907 finished bottom. The club was then voted out of the Football League.

Bradshaw then joined his home-town club, Burnley for another season in the Second Division, before dropping out of league football, with spells at Burnell's Ironworks, Chester and Ton Pentre.[1]


His father Harry and brother Joe were involved with Arsenal at some point in their careers, as manager and player respectively.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 34. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Player profile". Arsenal F.C. official website. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hoyte brothers could join a select group". Arsenal F.C. official website. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2010.