Bill Myerscough

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Bill Myerscough
Personal information
Full name William Henry Myerscough
Date of birth (1930-06-22)22 June 1930
Place of birth Bolton, Lancashire, England
Date of death 16 March 1977(1977-03-16) (aged 46)
Place of death Glossop, Derbyshire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1954 Ashfield
1954–1955 Walsall 26 (6)
1955–1959 Aston Villa 64 (15)
1959–1960 Rotherham United 38 (11)
1960–1962 Coventry City 58 (16)
1962–1963 Chester 36 (10)
1963–1964 Wrexham 35 (5)
1964–1967 Macclesfield Town 71 (48)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bill Myerscough (22 June 1930 in Bolton, Lancashire – 16 March 1977) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for six clubs. He was in the Aston Villa side that won the 1957 FA Cup Final.

Playing career[edit]

An inside forward, Myerscough began his professional career at the relatively late age of 24 when he joined Walsall from Ashfield in time for the 1954–55 season. He spent a season with the Saddlers before joining Football League First Division side Aston Villa, where he went on to make 64 league appearances over the next four years.

The highlight though came in the 1957 FA Cup Final, when Villa denied Manchester United a First Division and FA Cup double with a 2–1 victory. Unfortunately the following season ended in relegation and Myerscough spent a season with Rotherham United before joining Coventry City in July 1960.

In March 1962, Myerscough joined Chester, who were destined to finish bottom of the Fourth Division. Myerscough made his debut alongside fellow new signing Ron Hewitt in a 5–1 defeat at York City on 3 March 1962[1] and ended the season with three goals from 13 games. He featured in half the league games the following season and then moved to Wrexham in exchange for Stan Bennion and George Evans.[2] After a season with Wrexham, Myerscough ended his professional career and joined non-league side Macclesfield Town. He died in 1977.


Aston Villa

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. pp. stats section. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  2. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. p. 75. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.