Sid Bishop (footballer, born 1900)

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Sid Bishop
Personal information
Full name Sidney Macdonald Bishop
Date of birth (1900-02-10)10 February 1900
Place of birth Stepney, England
Date of death 4 May 1949(1949-05-04) (aged 49)
Place of death Fulham, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Left half
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1920 Crystal Palace
1920–1926 West Ham United 159 (10)
1926–1928 Leicester City 49 (7)
1928–1933 Chelsea 103 (5)
National team
1927 England 4 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sidney Macdonald Bishop (10 February 1900 – 4 May 1949)[1][2] was an English footballer whose main position was right-sided half-back, although he also sometimes played as an inside forward. Bishop began his days as a footballer playing for London Schools, as well as playing Air Force Football during the First World War. Bishop continued his career at Ilford, before moving on to Crystal Palace.

Bishop transferred to West Ham United in 1920 and was part of the West Ham team that won promotion to the First Division and also appeared in the famous White Horse Final, the first FA Cup final at the brand new Wembley Stadium, during the 1922–23 season.

He played for them until November 1926, making 172 appearances and netting 10 goals. He became known affectionately by the fans of West Ham as Sticks.

Bishop went on to play club football for Leicester City where he gained England international recognition, winning four caps, the first of them against Scotland on 2 April 1927. He also scored one goal for England in the 86th minute of a match against Luxembourg on 21 May 1927 which England won 5–2.

He moved to Chelsea in June 1928 for £4,500 and made over 100 appearances for the club before retiring in May 1933.


  1. ^ Sid Bishop at, Retrieved 9 September 2018
  2. ^ "England players: Sid Bishop". englandfootballonline. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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