Bert Turner (footballer, born 1899)

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Bert Turner
Personal information
Full name Herbert Lewis Turner[1]
Date of birth (1899-02-17)17 February 1899[1]
Place of birth Smethwick,[1] England
Date of death 21 December 1953(1953-12-21) (aged 54)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1920 Birmingham 0 (0)
1920–1924 Merthyr Town 125 (34)
1924–1926 Coventry City 30 (7)
Brierley Hill Alliance
1927–1928 Torquay United 38 (11)
1928–19?? Bristol Rovers 9 (2)
Brierley Hill Alliance
Standard Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Herbert Lewis "Bert" Turner (17 February 1899 – 21 December 1953) was an English professional footballer who could play in any of the forward positions.

Turner was born in Smethwick and played for Darlaston before joining Birmingham on the resumption of competitive football after the First World War. He joined Merthyr Town in 1920 for their first season in the Football League and went on to play 125 league games, scoring 34 goals for the Welsh side.[1] From 1922 to 1924, he was joined in the forward line by Ernest Turner, to whom he was not related.

In 1924 he returned to the Midlands, joining Coventry City, but left after 30 league games to play for non-league Brierley Hill Alliance. He joined Torquay United in 1927[1] and played in their first match in the Football League, scoring a penalty in a 1-1 draw with local rivals Exeter City at Plainmoor on 27 August 1927.

He missed just four games that season, but left at the end of it, joining Bristol Rovers before rejoining Brierley Hill Alliance and later playing for Standard Athletic.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 264. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.