Billy Herbert

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Billy Herbert
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Personal information
Full name William Edward Herbert[1]
Date of birth 1888[1]
Place of birth Canning Town, England[1]
Date of death 1928 (aged 39–40)[1]
Place of death London, England[1]
Playing position Inside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Walthamstow Grange
Barnet Alston
1909 Woolwich Arsenal 0 (0)
1910–1911 Glossop 17 (3)
1911 Gravesend United
1912–1919 Stoke 58 (23)
1919–1921 Bolton Wanderers 34 (7)
1921–1922 Wigan Borough 24 (6)
Total 133 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Edward Herbert (1884 – 1928) was an English footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers, Glossop, Stoke and Wigan Borough.[1]

Career[edit]

Herbert was born in Canning Town and began his career with Walthamstow Grange, Barnet Alston and an unsuccessful spell at Woolwich Arsenal before joining Second Division side Glossop North End in 1910. He played 18 times for Glossop scoring three goals and after a short spell with Gravesend United he joined Southern League side Stoke in December 1912.[1] He helped the club again re-election to the Football League in 1914–15 and played for Stoke during World War I. He played 11 times for Stoke in their return to the League in 1919–20 but then signed for Bolton Wanderers in November 1919.[1] He spent two and a half years at Burnden Park before ending his career with a season at Wigan Borough.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Glossop 1910–11 Second Division 6 1 0 0 6 1
1911–12 Second Division 11 2 1 0 12 2
Total 17 3 1 0 18 3
Stoke 1912–13 Southern League Division One 16 5 2 0 18 5
1913–14 Southern League Division Two 24 13 3 3 27 16
1914–15 Southern League Division Two 7 2 4 2 11 4
1919–20 Second Division 11 3 0 0 11 3
Total 58 23 9 5 67 28
Bolton Wanderers 1919–20 First Division 21 5 1 0 22 5
1920–21 First Division 12 2 0 0 12 2
1921–22 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 34 7 1 0 35 7
Wigan Borough 1921–22 Third Division North 24 6 0 0 24 6
Career total 133 39 11 5 144 44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Billy Herbert profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)