|Full name||William Delves|
|Date of birth||1870|
|Place of birth||Wolstanton, England|
|Date of death||1908 (aged 37–38)|
|1891–1893||Burslem Port Vale||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Delves joined Burslem Port Vale in the summer of 1891, and made his debut at a friendly game at Newton Heath on 1 September 1891 – the match was abandoned with Vale down 2–1. Despite being a half-back, he played in goal for the Football League record 10–0 demolishing by Sheffield United at the Athletic Ground on 10 December 1892. With that most dubious honour and one Midland League, one friendly and two Football League appearances to his name, he was released at the end of the season.
- Sourced from Billy Delves profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Burslem Port Vale||1891–92||Midland League||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||0|