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Joe Bradford

Birmingham FC

12 appearances, 7 goals

P 12 W 7 D 2 L 3 F 33: A 20
67% successful

1923-31

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1080

Profile

Full name Joseph Bradford
Born 22 January 1901 in Pegg's Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire [registered in Ashby de-la-Zouch, March 1901].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, two-month old Joseph and his older brother Andrew M., to Joseph Marsden and Elizabeth (née Morley), living near The New Inn in Pegg's Green, Thringstone. His father is a coal miner hewer.

According to the 1911 census, now with three younger brothers and a younger sister, living in Clay Lane in Pegg's Green, with their parents. His father still a hewer.
According to the phone books, bewteen 1960 and 1963, Joe Bradford (Sports) ltd, was at 35 Birmingham Road, in Birmingham, he could be contacted at Sutton Coldfield 2795,

Died 6 September 1980, aged 79 years 228 days [registered in Birmingham, September 1980].
Height/Weight 5' 9¾", 11st. 13lbs [1927].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career at the tender age of twelve with his local side Pegg's Green Victoria FC of the Leicester Senior League. During which time he had trials with Aston Villa FC and Derby County FC. It was Birmingham FC that signed him in February 1920 for a £125 transfer fee. He made 414 league matches and scored 249 goals. Joined Bristol City FC on 30 May 1935, scoring once in five league appearances, he retired a year later.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1930-31;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions Scored five for the Football League inone match against the Irish League, September 1929.
Brother of Billy Bradford (Walsall FC 1926-38)

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 460th players (463) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward, inside-left
First match No. 137, 20 October 1923, Ireland 2 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 22 years 241 days.
Last match No. 174, 22 November 1930, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 29 years 269 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1923-24, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30, shared 1930-31;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Hugh Adcock

Beyond England

After leaving the game, he worked as a licensee and ran a sports shop in the Birmingham area. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.42.

 

Joe Bradford - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
16 12 7 1080 7 154 min 2 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.

 

Joe Bradford - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 0 1 12 8 +4 0 1 3.00 2.00 75.0 +2
Away 8 4 2 2 21 12 +9 1 3 2.625 1.50 62.5 +2
All 12 7 2 3 33 20 +13 1 4 2.75 1.667 66.7 +4

 

Joe Bradford - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 7 5 0 2 19 12 +7 0 2 2.714 1.714 71.4 +3
Friendly 5 2 2 1 14 8 +6 1 2 2.80 1.60 60.0 +1
All 12 7 2 3 33 20 +13 1 4 2.75 1.667 66.7 +4

 

Joe Bradford - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1923-24 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4 0 0 1.00 5.00 0.00 -1
BC 1928-29 2 2 0 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1929-30 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6 0 1 4.00 1.00 100.0 +2
BC 1930-31 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 7 5 0 2 19 12 +7 0 2 2.714 1.714 71.4 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 7 5 0 2 19 12 +7 0 2 2.714 1.714 71.4 +3
All 7 5 0 2 19 12 +7 0 2 2.714 1.714 71.4 +3

 

Joe Bradford - Match History
 Club: Birmingham F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 12 full capsx

Age 22
1 137 20 October 1923 - Ireland 2 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AL Start cf
Age 23
2 143 8 December 1924 - England 4 Belgium 0, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Fr HW Start cf
Age 27
3 159 31 March 1928 - England 1 Scotland 5, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start il
4 162 22 October 1928 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start il/lh
5 163 17 November 1928 - Wales 2 England 3, Vetch Field, Swansea AW Start il
Age 28
6 165 9 May 1929 - France 1 England 4, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AW Start il
- 166 11 May 1929 - Belgium 1 England 5, Parc Duden Stadion, Bruxelles AW squad
7 167 15 May 1929 - Spain 4 England 3, Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid AL Start il
8 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start il
- 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham HW withdrawn reserve
Age 29
9 170 5 April 1930 - England 5 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start il
10 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD Start il
11 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Start il
12 174 22 November 1930 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AW Start il
Age 30
- 178 17 October 1931 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW withdrew injured
- 180  9 December 1931 - England 7 Spain 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW reserve

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