Bert Fishwick

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Bert Fishwick
Personal information
Full name Albert Edward Fishwick[1]
Date of birth 1899[1]
Place of birth Chorley, England[1]
Date of death 1961 (aged 61–62)
Place of death Chorley, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Leyland
Hamilton Central
Chorley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1925 Plymouth Argyle 7 (1)
1925–1928 Blackpool 58 (36)
1928–1931 Port Vale 39 (15)
1931–1933 Tranmere Rovers 83 (9)
Chorley
Total 187+ (61+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albert Edward Fishwick (1899–1961) was an English footballer. He scored 61 goals in 188 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League, playing for Plymouth Argyle, Blackpool, Port Vale, and Tranmere Rovers. He helped Vale to the Third Division North title in 1929–30.

Playing career[edit]

Fishwick played for Leyland, Hamilton Central, Chorley (in two spells) and Plymouth Argyle, before joining Blackpool in 1925. He made his debut for Frank Buckley's team on 24 October, in a 4–0 victory over Wolves at Bloomfield Road.[2] He scored his first (two) goals for the club in the next game – a 4–3 win at South Shields on 31 October.[2] He went on to make a total of 28 league appearances in the 1925–26 campaign. He finished as the team's top scorer, with nineteen goals to his name, helping the "Seasiders" to a sixth-placed finish in the Second Division.[2] The following season, 1926–27, Fishwick made 25 league appearances, scoring thirteen goals in the process, including a hat-trick in the third league game of the season – a 6–1 win at home to Barnsley.[3]

After making six league appearances for Blackpool during the 1927–28 season,[4] Fishwick joined Port Vale in March 1928.[1] His first game was a Potteries derby match on 17 March 1928, which finished goalless.[1] He enjoyed regular football for the rest of the season, scoring once in nine Second Division games.[1] He hit six goals in 15 appearances in 1928–29, as the "Valiants" were relegated into the Third Division North.[1] They came straight back up as champions in 1929–30, with Fishwick scoring four goals in five games.[1] He hit four goals in 12 games in 1930–31, all coming within the space of three games.[1] He was sold to Tranmere Rovers in March 1931 and later returned to his home town club Chorley.[1] Rovers finished fourth in the Third Division North in 1931–32 and 11th in 1932–33.

Statistics[edit]

Source:[5]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Plymouth Argyle 1923–24 Third Division South 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
1924–25 Third Division South 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Blackpool 1925–26 Second Division 26 19 0 0 0 0 26 19
1926–27 Second Division 25 13 0 0 0 0 25 13
1927–28 Second Division 7 4 0 0 0 0 7 4
Total 58 36 0 0 0 0 58 36
Port Vale 1927–28 Second Division 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
1928–29 Second Division 14 6 1 0 0 0 15 6
1929–30 Third Division North 5 4 0 0 0 0 5 4
1930–31 Second Division 11 4 1 0 0 0 12 4
Total 39 15 2 0 0 0 41 15
Tranmere Rovers 1930–31 Third Division North 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1931–32 Third Division North 15 5 0 0 0 0 15 5
1932–33 Third Division North 39 4 6 0 0 0 45 4
1933–34 Third Division North 28 0 3 0 1 0 32 0
Total 83 9 9 0 1 0 93 9
Career Total 187 61 11 0 1 0 199 61

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 102. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p.226
  3. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p.228
  4. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p.230
  5. ^ Bert Fishwick profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  6. ^ Kent, Jeff (1990). "From Glory to Despair (1929–1939)". The Valiants' Years: The Story Of Port Vale. Witan Books. pp. 124–150. ISBN 0-9508981-4-7. 
General
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.