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Billy Bannister

Burnley FC, Bolton Wanderers FC

2 caps, 0 goals

P 2 W 2 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 0
100% successful

1901-02

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Bannister
Born December 1878 in Burnley, Lancashire [registered in Burnley, December 1878]. There was also another William Bannister registered in Burnley in June 1879.  But as he was 22 before 31 March 1901, he could not be the Bannister registered three months later.

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William Bannister was the sixth child of seven, to John and Susannah (née Blakey). His father was deaf and is a cotton twister. Living at 18 Argyle Street in Habergham Eaves in Burnley.

According to the 1891 census, William is now one of six children at home. William is now a doffer in the spinning room. All now living at 14 Earl Street in Burnley.

According to the 1901 census, the Bannister's were boarding with the Gill's at 33 Bar Street in Burnley. William is a Professional Footballer, also living with his father, John, and younger brother, John, who is a cotton weaver.

According to the 1911 census, Wm was married and running a public house, and still stated his occupation as a Professional Footballer. He was landlord of the Grimshaw Arms, and married to a Welsh wife, Mary Anne, and three children, Albert, Madge and Fred.

Married to Mary Anne Holt [registered in Burnley, June 1902].
Died 26 March 1942 in Leicester, aged 63 years nk days [registered in Leicester, March 1942].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. [1901].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & Neville Sakkers, New Zealand resident and Bannister relative

Club Career

Club(s) Played his early football with Earsley FC, before signing for Burnley FC in 1899 (Fifty league appearances, three goals). Bolton Wanderers FC signed him in November 1901 for £75, and after 23 league appearances and three goals, he transferred to Woolwich Arsenal FC on 23 December 1902.  He went on to make eighteen league appearances before moving on to Leicester Fosse FC in May 1904. Bannister went on to play 149 league matches, scoring fifteen goals, before he returned to Burnley FC in 1910, he played five league matches, scoring once, in the two years he spent there.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 262nd players (264) player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 72, 18 March 1901, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aged 22 years nk days.
Last match No. 75, 22 March 1902, Ireland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral, Belfast, aged 23 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1900-01, 1901-02;
Team honours British Championships winners 1900-01;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Employed as a licensee after leaving football, first at Burnley and then Leicester City FC. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.23.

 

Billy Bannister - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Billy Bannister - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Billy Bannister - Match Record - Tournament Matches
Brtitish Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1900-01 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1901-02 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2

 

Billy Bannister - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 22
1 72 18 March 1901 - England 6 Wales 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC HW Start ch
 Club: Blackpool F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 23
2 75 22 March 1902 - Ireland 0 England 1, Balmoral Showgrounds, Balmoral, Belfast BC AW Start ch

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