Billy Bean (footballer)

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Billy Bean
Personal information
Full name Alfred Samuel Bean[1]
Date of birth (1915-08-25)25 August 1915[1]
Place of birth Lincoln,[1] England
Playing position Utility player
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19??–1934 Lincoln Corinthians
1934–1949 Lincoln City 171[a] (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alfred Samuel Bean (25 August 1915 – 25 November 1993), known as Alf or Billy Bean,[2] was an English footballer who made 171[a] appearances in the Football League playing for Lincoln City either side of the Second World War. He began his career as an outside left, switched to wing half, and later played even further back, at left back.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bean played in three matches in the abandoned 1939–40 Football League season. Joyce includes those appearances, giving Bean a total of 174,[2] but most sources, including his Lincoln City FC Archive statistics, do not (although, inconsistently, his prose profile at that site does).[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Billy Bean". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6.