Billy Bly

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Billy Bly
Personal information
Full name William Bly[1]
Date of birth 15 May 1920
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death 24 March 1982(1982-03-24) (aged 61)[1]
Place of death Kingston upon Hull, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walker Celtic
1938–1959 Hull City 403 (0)
1942–1943 Dumbarton (guest)[2] 7 (0)
Weymouth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William "Billy" Bly (15 May 1920 – 24 March 1982) was an English professional football goalkeeper who played in The Football League for Hull City. As of November 2016, he is fourth on Hull City's most league appearances list.[3][4] Hull City and North Ferriby United contest the annual Billy Bly Memorial Trophy.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billy Bly". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  3. ^ Limited, Footymad. "Appearances - Hull City AFC - Hull City Mad". www.hullcity-mad.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  4. ^ "REVEALED: The forgotten sweet shop of Hull city legend Billy Bly". Hull Daily Mail. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  5. ^ Ashdown, John (2009-09-08). "Which trophies are contested by only two teams?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Hull City | News | News | News | Tigers Claim Billy Bly Trophy With Comfortable Win". 14 February 2010. Archived from the original on 14 February 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2016.