Billy Bennett (footballer, born 1872)

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Billy Bennett
Personal information
Full name William Ambrose Bennett
Date of birth April 1872 (1872-04)
Place of birth Altrincham, England
Place of death Manchester, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Summerfield
1892–1896 Crewe Alexandra 33 (5)
1896–1901 Small Heath 70 (12)
1901–19?? Stafford Rangers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Ambrose Bennett (April 1872 – after 1900), generally known as Billy Bennett, was an English professional footballer born in Altrincham, Cheshire, who played as an outside right. He made more than 100 appearances in the Football League playing for Crewe Alexandra and Small Heath.[1]

When Crewe finished bottom of the Second Division for the second consecutive season and failed to be re-elected to the league for the 1896–97 season,[2] Bennett joined Small Heath. He contributed to Small Heath's runners-up spot in the Second Division in the 1900–01 season and consequent promotion to the First Division, but left the club for Stafford Rangers of the Birmingham & District League later that year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 23. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ "Crewe Alexandra". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 10 April 2008. 
  3. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 72, 147. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.