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Eric Bell Bolton Wanderers FC



  Eric Bell
Birth 27 November 1929 in Clayton, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Manchester North, March 1930]
Marriage to Ivy Gartside [registered in Middleston, December 1954], one son, Stephen E. [b.1956]
Death 22 July 2012 at Marion Lauder care home in Wythenshawe

Playing Career

Club honours  
Individual honours  

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Left halfback
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954 (provisional)
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (two appearances, March & May 1954)

Beyond England


The Numbers
Parties unused
1 0

Match History
Age 24 B  
one appearance - Scotland March 1954;

 Club: Bolton Wanderers F.C. - no full appearances manager: Walter Winterbottom - no full appearancesx

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286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL party member
one appearance - Yugoslavia 16 May 1954
287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest   AL party member
unused substitute - Switzerland 23 May 1954
1 May 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup party. England's list appeared on 22 April 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. Then five of these players, including Eric Bell, were still with the party when it was first reduced to 27 names on May 31. Three days later, when a party of seventeen was announced, it excluded Eric Bell.