Bert Badger

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Bert Badger
Personal information
Full name Herbert Osborne Badger[1]
Date of birth (1882-10-04)4 October 1882
Place of birth Islington, London, England
Date of death 1965 (aged 82–83)
Place of death Colchester, Essex, England
Playing position Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Clacton Town
Colchester Town
1903–1904 Tottenham Hotspur
1904–1906 Woolwich Arsenal 0 (0)
1906–1908 Watford 54 (5)
1908–1909 Brentford 39 (1)
1909–1910 Nottingham Forest 2 (0)
1910–1911 Brentford 14 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Herbert Osborne Badger (4 October 1882 – 1965) was an English former footballer who played as a wing half.


Born in Islington, Badger started his career in Essex, playing for Clacton Town, Colchester Town and Ilford. He joined Tottenham Hotspur as an amateur in November 1903, and turned professional ten months later with Football League side Woolwich Arsenal. However, Badger was unable to break into the first team, and left to join Hertfordshire club Watford in August 1906 without playing a first team game.[2] Badger made 54 Southern League appearances while at Cassio Road, scoring 5 times, and also played twice in the FA Cup.[3] He left Watford to join Brentford in 1908 and Nottingham Forest the following year.[3] At Forest, Badger finally played in the Football League.

Badger died in Colchester in 1965.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 13. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ a b Trefor Jones (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 28. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
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