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Bert Williams

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
 

24 appearances, 34 goals against
two penalties conceded, three clean sheets
 
P 24 W 13 D 4 L 7 F 56: A 34
63% successful

1949-56

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2160

Profile

Full name Bert Frederick Williams (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 31 January 1920 in Bilston, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, March 1920].

Census Notes

His record on the 1939 register remains closed.

Died 19 January 2015, aged 94 years 353 days [registration not yet found]. Living at Silvermere Park in Shifnal at the time of his death.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 2lbs [1950].

Source

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

Biographies The Cat in Wolf's Clothing: A book of fond memories by Bert Williams - Bert Williams (B.F. Williams 2007)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number 686th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 248, 22 May 1949, France 1 England 3, an end-of-season tour match at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris, aged 29 years 111 days.
Last match No. 299, 22 October 1955, England 1 Wales 2, British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 35 years 264 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950; British Championships 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1955-56;
Team honours British Championships winners 1949-50, 1954-55, shared 1951-52, 1955-56;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Bert Williams - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
- 24 11 24 0 0 2160 34 64 min 14 3 12.5% 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.

 

Bert Williams - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 10 6 2 2 29 17 +12 1 1 2.90 1.70 70.0 +4
Away 11 6 2 3 25 15 +10 1 1 2.273 1.364 63.6 +3
Neutral 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
All 24 13 4 7 56 34 +22 4 3 2.333 1.417 62.5 +6

 

Bert Williams - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
WCF 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
World Cup 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4 2 2 1.40 0.60 60.0 +1
British Championship 8 5 1 2 24 12 +12 0 1 3.00 1.50 68.8 +3

Note that the 1949-50 record of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 13 7 3 3 30 20 +10 2 1 2.308 1.538 65.4 +4
All 24 13 4 7 56 34 +22 4 3 2.333 1.417 62.5 +6

 

Bert Williams - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
WCP All 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
World Cup Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
WCF All 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1949-50 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4 2 2 1.40 0.60 60.0 +1
WC All 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4 2 2 1.40 0.60 60.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC/WCP 1949-50 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1950-51 3 2 0 1 10 6 +4 0 0 3.33 2.00 66.7 +1
BC 1951-52 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1954-55 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 7.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1955-56 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 8 5 1 2 24 12 +12 0 1 3.00 1.50 68.8 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4 2 2 1.40 0.60 60.0 +1
BC 8 5 1 2 24 12 +12 0 1 3.00 1.50 68.8 +3

Note that the 1949-50 record of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 11 6 1 4 26 14 +12 2 2 2.364 1.273 59.1 +2

 

Bert Williams - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 24 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 24 full capsx

Age 29
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL reserve
1 b 15 May 1949 - Finland A 0 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start 1
- 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW reserve
- b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands A 1 England 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW reserve
1 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start 1
2 249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HL Start 1
3 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start 1
4 252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 1
Age 30
5 253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC/
WCP
AW Start 1
6 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW Start 1
7 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles AW Start 1
8 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio WCF NW Start 1
9 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte NL Start 1
10 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio NL Start 1
11 259 7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 1
12 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Sunderland BC HW Start 1
13 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD Start 1
Age 31
14 262 14 April 1951 - England 2 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start 1
15 263 9 May 1951 - England 2 Argentina 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
16 264 19 May 1951 - England 5 Portugal 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW Start 1
17 265 3 October 1951 - England 2 France 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD Start 1
18 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 1
Age 34
19 293 1 December 1954 - England 3 West Germany 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 1
Age 35
20 294 4 April 1955 - England 7 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 1
21 295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris Fr AL Start 1
22 296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AD Start 1
23 297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1, Estádio do FC do Porto, Oporto Fr AL Start 1
24 299 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 1

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