Dick Betteley

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Dick Betteley
Personal information
Full name Richard Harold Betteley
Date of birth (1880-07-14)14 July 1880
Place of birth Bradley, West Midlands, England
Date of death 3 August 1942(1942-08-03) (aged 62)
Place of death Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1900–1901 Bilston United
1901–1906 Wolverhampton Wanderers 115 (1)
1906–1912 West Bromwich Albion 85 (0)
1912–1914 Bilston United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Harold "Dick" Betteley (14 July 1880 – 3 August 1942) was an English footballer who played for both Black Country clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion.

Betteley turned professional in August 1901 when he joined First Division Wolverhampton Wanderers from nearby non-league side Bilston United. He made his Football League debut on 28 March 1902 in a 3–5 defeat at Notts County. He held his place in the team and missed just two games over the next two seasons, but found himself under pressure for his place in the 1905–06 campaign. He left for local rivals West Bromwich Albion at the season's end as Wolves dropped out of the top flight.

He made his Albion debut in September 1906 in a Second Division match away at Burnley. He won a Second Division championship medal with the club in 1910–11 campaign, but failed to make the team that played in the 1912 FA Cup Final. He left Albion in May 1912 to rejoin Bilston United, before retiring in May 1914.

He died in Wolverhampton on 3 August 1942.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 31. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.