Joe Bradshaw (footballer)

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Joe Bradshaw
Personal information
Date of birth 1884
Place of birth Burnley, Lancashire, England
Playing position Outside right
Youth career
Woolwich Polytechnic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–1904 Woolwich Arsenal 0 (0)
1904 West Norwood
1904 Southampton 0 (0)
1904–1909 Fulham 3 (0)
1909–1910 Chelsea 8 (0)
1910–1911 Queens Park Rangers
1911–1915 Southend United
Teams managed
1912–1919 Southend United
1919–1926 Swansea Town
1926–1929 Fulham
1929–1932 Bristol City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joe Bradshaw (1884 – date unknown) was an English football player and manager.


Playing career[edit]

As a player, he started out at Woolwich Polytechnic before turning professional at Woolwich Arsenal, where his father, Harry Bradshaw, was manager; however he never made a first-team appearance.[1] After his father left to manage Fulham in 1904, Bradshaw had brief spells at West Norwood and Southampton before rejoining his father at his new club; he played as an outside right for Fulham in a five-year spell that saw the club win the Southern League title twice and join the Football League in 1907. He then had stints at Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers and Southend United.[2] His brother, William, also played for Woolwich Arsenal and Fulham under their father.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

He eventually became player-manager of Southend United in 1912 (from a part-time basis only in 1913), winning promotion to the Southern League First Division, and seeing the club through World War I.[2] In 1919 he moved to Swansea Town and spent seven years there, winning the Third Division South title in 1924–1925, before being tempted by one of his former clubs; he moved back to Fulham, following in the footsteps of his father.[3] His reign at Fulham was not auspicious - overseeing relegation to the Third Division South and failing to regain promotion.[2] In 1929 he moved to Bristol City, whom he managed for three years.[2]


  1. ^ a b Harris, Jeff (1995). Hogg, Tony (ed.). Arsenal Who's Who. Independent UK Sports. ISBN 978-1-899429-03-5.
  2. ^ a b c d "Joe Bradshaw". Fulham FC official website.
  3. ^ Barney Ronay (14 January 2009). "Sons who have followed in their father's managerial footsteps". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 November 2013.