Bunny Bell

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Bunny Bell
Bunny Bell.jpg
Bell in 1935
Personal information
Full name Robert C. Bell
Date of birth (1911-04-10)10 April 1911
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Date of death 25 December 1988
Place of death Todmorden, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1930 Carlton
1930–1936 Tranmere Rovers 114 (102)
1936–1939 Everton 14 (9)
Total 128 (111)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Robert C. "Bunny" Bell (10 April 1911 – 1988) was a footballer who played for Carlton, Tranmere Rovers and Everton.[1][2]

On Boxing Day 1935, he scored nine times in Tranmere's 13–4 defeat of Oldham Athletic, at that time an English record. He might have made it 10, but missed a penalty.[3] He scored 57 goals for Tranmere during the 1933–34 season, and ended his Tranmere career with 104 goals in 114 games. Bell then signed for Everton,[4] but the outbreak of World War II effectively ended his career.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve (November 1997). "Players' Data". Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record. pp. 101–108. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1. 
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "The forgotten story of ... the Football League's record scoring trio". Guardian. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Everton Player Stats – Robert Bell". Everton F.C. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "George Audsley – Mitch Benn". Liverpool Echo. 28 August 2007. Retrieved 24 November 2010.