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Bert Bliss

Tottenham Hotspur FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 0 L 1 F 0: A 3
0% successful
1921

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Herbert Bliss
Born 29 March 1890 in Willenhall, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1890].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Herbert is the youngest of six children to Pryce and Elizabeth (née Hobson). His Welsh father is a railway servant and they all live at 19 Bow Street in Willenhall.

According to the 1901 census, Herbert now has three younger siblings, still living in Bow Street, and his father now a shunter on the railway.

According to the 1911 census, Bert is a brass caster still at home with his parents and eight siblings, living at Waterglade Lane in Willenhall.

Married probably to Florence M. Grove [registered in Edmonton, Middlesex, September 1922].
Marriage notes If this is the correct Bliss, then he lived at 20 The Broadway in Enfield.
Died 14 June 1968, aged 77 years 77 days [registered in Haringey, June 1968].
Height/Weight 5' 7", 11st. 2lbs [1921].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Willenhall Swifts FC, before Tottenham Hotspur FC, in April 1912, signed him for £10. He made 194 league appearances, scoring 92 goals. Bliss joined Clapton Orient FC in December 1922, he made seventy league appearances, scoring twenty goals. Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC signed him in July 1925, but only made six league appearances. He retired the following summer.
Club honours Football League Divsion Two winners 1919-20; FA Cup winners 1920-21; FA Charity Shield winner 1921;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five players who became 409th players (412) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 125, 9 April 1921, Scotland 3 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 31 years 11 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1920-21;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information, although he is described as 'One of the most conscientious of players and pretty nearly the hardest shooting forward in football, his surprise efforts flashing into the net before the danger is even realised'. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.36/37.

 

Bert Bliss - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Bert Bliss - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1

 

Bert Bliss - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1
All 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.0 -1

 

Bert Bliss - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 31
1 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AL Start il

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