Bill Booth (footballer)
|Full name||William Samuel Booth|
|Date of birth||7 July 1920|
|Place of birth||Hove, England|
|Date of death||18 February 1990(aged 69)|
|Place of death||Eastbourne, England|
|Brighton & Hove Albion|
|1947–1949||Brighton & Hove Albion||28||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
Booth played for his local side Hove Penguins and Brighton & Hove Albion, before joining First Division club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was unable to break into their first team at Molineux and moved to Port Vale in the Third Division South in February 1939.
After ten consecutive games for the "Valiants" in 1938–39, he was given a free transfer to league rivals Cardiff City. He later guested for Birmingham City and Leeds United during the war, before moving permanently back to Brighton & Hove Albion after the war. Don Welsh's "Seagulls" finished bottom of the Third Division South in 1947–48 and had to apply for re-election, before rising to sixth place in 1948–49. He then moved into non-league football with newly founded Southern League club Hastings United.
- Sourced from Bill Booth profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Port Vale||1938–39||Third Division South||9||0||0||0||1||0||10||0|
|Cardiff City||1939–40||Third Division South||0||0||0||0||3||0||3||0|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||1947–48||Third Division South||20||5||1||1||0||0||21||6|
|1948–49||Third Division South||8||1||0||0||0||0||8||1|