Wilf Bott

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Wilf Bott
Personal information
Full name Wilfred Bott
Date of birth (1907-04-25)25 April 1907
Place of birth Featherstone, England
Date of death July 1992 (1992-08) (aged 85)
Place of death Hastings, Sussex, England
Playing position Left wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1927 Edlington Colliery Welfare
1927–1931 Doncaster Rovers 111 (32)
1931–1934 Huddersfield Town 110 (25)
1934–1936 Newcastle United 37 (11)
1936–1939? Queens Park Rangers 75 (34)
1946 Colchester United 2 (0)
Lancaster Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wilfred Bott (25 April 1907 – July 1992)[1] was an English professional footballer who played as a left winger in the Football League.


Born in Featherstone, Yorkshire, to parents Frederick and Harriet,[2] Bott played for Edlington Colliery Welfare before moving to Football League side Doncaster Rovers in 1927.[3] In his time at Doncaster he scored 33 goals in 120 league and cup games, his last season being the most successful with 17 goals in 28 games including two hat−tricks within three games.[3] His performances brought the attentions of other teams and led to his transfer for a reported "substantial fee" to First Division Huddersfield Town towards the end of the 1930−31 season.[3]

Following a very successful period at Huddersfield, Bott went on to have spells at Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers, Colchester United and Lancaster Town.[4]



Huddersfield Town[5]


  1. ^ a b "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 about Wilfred Bott". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Wilfred Bott, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"". Family Search. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bluff, Tony (2011). Donny:Doncaster Rovers F.C. The Complete History (1879−2010). Yore Publications. ISBN 978 0 9569848 3 8. 
  4. ^ "Wilf Bott Colchester United Profile". Coludata. 
  5. ^ "Tier One (Premier League) Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk.