Billy Moore (English footballer)

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Billy Moore
Personal information
Full name William Gray Bruce Moore
Date of birth (1894-10-06)6 October 1894
Place of birth Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Date of death 26 September 1968(1968-09-26) (aged 73)
Playing position Inside-forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Seaton Delaval
1913–1922 Sunderland 46 (11)
1922–1929 West Ham United 181 (42)
National team
England Amateur 4
1923 England 1 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Gray Bruce Moore (6 October 1894 – 26 September 1968) was an English footballer who played as an inside-left in the Football League for Sunderland and West Ham United.[1]


Moore was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and played for Sunderland, where he partnered Henry Martin on the left, having previously played for Seaton Delaval.[2]

Moore played for West Ham United between 1922 and 1929. He was an ever-present in the side that won promotion back to Division One in 1922–23, and played in the famous White Horse Final of 1923. He received full international recognition with a game against Sweden on 24 May 1923, scoring twice in a 3–1 victory, adding to the four England Amateur caps he'd previously gained against Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.[2][3]

Moore stayed at West Ham to become assistant trainer after his playing career ended in 1929. He was promoted in 1932, and stayed at the club as trainer-in-chief until his retirement in 1960.[2]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 209. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0. 
  2. ^ a b c Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 147. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 
  3. ^ "Billy Moore". Retrieved 11 November 2017. 

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