Billy Bradshaw (footballer)
|Full name||William Bradshaw|
|Date of birth||April 1884|
|Place of birth||Padiham, England|
|Playing position||Left half|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Padiham, Bradshaw began his career with Padiham and Accrington Stanley. Bradshaw was a left-half, but was extremely adept at joining the attack and was referred to in one report as "being as good as having a sixth forward"; he was also an expert penalty-taker. He signed for Blackburn Rovers in May 1903 for a fee of £20, and spent 17 years at the club, scoring 36 goals in 386 appearances in the Football League before leaving in 1920. During his time at the Ewood Park club, he helped them win the Football League championship in 1912 and 1914.
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