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Warren Bradley

Manchester United FC

3 appearances, 2 goals (one on debut)

P 3 W 1 D 1 L 1 F 11: A 5
*(actual F 10: A 4)
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  Warren Bradley

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Birth 20 June 1933 in Hyde, Cheshire [registered in Stockport, June 1933].
Attended Hyde Grammar School and Durham University.
Marriage to Margaret Steward [registered in Durham Northern, September 1958]. Three daughters, Tracy, Sally and Caroline
Death 9 June 2007 in Manchester, aged 73 years 354 days


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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his football career as an amateur at Durham City FC, also appearing as an youth at Bolton Wanderers FC, before signing with Bishop Auckland FC in 1955, a leading amateur side. He was one of the players drafted into Old Trafford dressing room following the Munich tragedy of February 1958. He signed as an amateur, playing for the United reserves, turning part-time professional in the November of that year. After 63 league appearances and two goals, he was sold to Bury FC in March 1962 for a £6000 transfer fee, where he made another thirteen league appearances, scoring a solitary goal. He joined Northwich Victoria FC in July 1963 and then Macclesfield Town FC in November 1963. Joined Bangor City FC from 1964 until 1965, returning to Macclesfield in April 1966.
Club honours FA Amateur Cup winner 1955-56, 1956-57;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 4", 9st. 10lbs [1959].


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

England Career

Player number 777th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 330, 6 May 1959, England 2 Italy 2, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 320 days.
Last match No. 334, 28 May 1959, United States 1 England 8, a tour match at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, aged 25 years 342 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours England Amateur (eleven appearances)
Distinctions Bradley is the only player to win amateur and professional England appearances in the same season, 1958-59.

Beyond England

A schoolmaster by profession. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.42/43.
He earned his teaching degree in Geography at Durham University, and this was followed with National Service as an officer in the RAF (based at Middleton St. George, Darlington) and a first teaching job at the Great Stone secondary modern school at Stretford, Busby having persuaded him to take a job in Manchester while commencing his Old Trafford sojourn. Then came a few years of living a double life, teaching by day, training for United on two evenings a week, all the while playing top-level matches. Eventually the conflicting demands of work and football dictated a full-time move into education, and he relished it. In 1968 Bradley became a head teacher, presiding over the conversion of a large secondary modern into a comprehensive school. In his next job he oversaw the change from single-sex to co-ed, and then he was responsible for the successful amalgamation of three schools in Bolton - one grammar and two secondary moderns - into a 2,000-pupil comprehensive. He trained as a school inspector in 1988 and set up his own educational management consultancy, contracting work from the newly formed Ofsted until retirement in his sixties.
- Independent obituary.

The Numbers
parties Apps starts substitute unused/
minutes goals ave.min captain
5 3 2 ▲1
two 202 2 101 min two none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
3 1 1 1 11 5 +7 0 0 3.667 1.667 50 =0
All matches were played as a friendly match and in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Away 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 50.0 =0

Match History

 Club: Manchester United F.C. - three full appearances (213 min) 2ᵍ manager: Walter Winterbottom - three full appearances (213 min) 2ᵍx

Age 25
1 330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD 38 7

the 777th player to appear for England.
the 21st Manchester United player to represent England
the 147th player to score on his England debut (the tenth at Wembley)

331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
AL reserve
332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima AL
2 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Ciudad de México
  AL (2-1) 57

Bradley becomes the fourth England player to be a substitute and the first in the second half.
For the first time, two substitutes are used by England.

3 334 28 May 1959 - United States 1 England 8
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
  AW 35 header