Bill Joyce

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Bill Joyce (born 8 April 1877 in Prestonpans) was a Scottish footballer who played as a forward.

Joyce started his career at Greenock Morton before moving to England and Bolton Wanderers in 1894, where he suffered a broken leg in 1896.

Joyce played for Tottenham, scoring 26 goals in 38 games, before joining Thames Ironworks for the 1899-1900 season (the club's last season before becoming West Ham United). He made 28 Southern League appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals, including three goals in a 5-1 away test match against Fulham on 30 April 1900. He also averaged a goal a game in seven FA Cup appearances that season.

Joyce went on to join Portsmouth as a replacement for Sandy Brown. A year later, he moved to Burton United and made 29 appearances over two seasons.


  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 113. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 
  • Joyce,, last accessed 11 February 2007