Bert Eardley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bert Eardley
Bert Eardley.JPG
Earldey in a Port Vale team photo.
Personal information
Full name Bertram Cooper Eardley[1]
Date of birth 1879[1]
Place of birth Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Date of death 1929 (aged 52–53)
Place of death Stoke-on-Trent, England
Playing position Right-winger / Right-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1899–1907 Burslem Port Vale 148 (24)
1908–1910 Port Vale 37 (12)
Total 185 (36)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bertram Cooper Eardley (1879–1929) was an English footballer. He made 220 appearances (148 in the Football League) and scored 40 goals (14 in the Football League) for Port Vale over about ten seasons with the club. He established himself as a regular first team player, but had spells of inconsistency which left him out of the side for large periods. Ever the loyal Valiant, it is believed he did not join another team in 1907 when the club suffered financial meltdown and liquidation, instead he re-signed in December 1908 and went straight into the first team. He left for good in the summer of 1910.

Playing career[edit]

Eardley joined Burslem Port Vale in the summer of 1899, scoring on his debut on 10 February 1900 in a 1–1 draw with Luton Town at Dunstable Road.[1] He did not feature again in the 1899–1900 season, though he did score seven goals in 30 games in 1900–01, including the only goal against Woolwich Arsenal at the Athletic Ground on the last day of the season.[1] He played just seven Second Division games in 1901–02, before hitting seven goals in 25 league games in 1902–03.[1] He played 37 league and cup games in 1903–04, scoring three goals.[1] Eardley hit four goals in 19 appearances in 1904–05, before scoring just one goal in 17 appearances in 1905–06.[1] He scored once in 30 games in 1906–07, and did not join another team in 1907 when the club suffered financial meltdown and liquidation.[1] Instead he re-signed in December 1908 and went straight into the first team, before he left for good in the summer of 1910.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burslem Port Vale 1899–1900 Second Division 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
1900–01 Second Division 27 7 1 0 2 0 30 7
1901–02 Second Division 7 1 2 1 0 0 9 2
1902–03 Second Division 25 7 2 1 3 1 30 9
1903–04 Second Division 29 2 7 1 1 0 37 3
1904–05 Second Division 16 4 2 0 1 0 19 4
1905–06 Second Division 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
1906–07 Second Division 26 1 4 0 0 0 30 1
Port Vale 1908–09 North Staffs League 13 4 0 0 2 1 15 5
1909–10 North Staffs League 18 6 0 0 14 1 32 7
1910–11 North Staffs League 6 2 0 0 2 2 8 4
Total 185 36 18 3 25 5 228 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 91. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Bert Eardley profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)