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Wilf Bartrop

Wilf Bartrop

Birthdate: 22 November 1887
Birthplace: Worksop, England
Date of death: 7 November 1918
Other clubs: Worksop Town (1907-09), Barnsley (1909-14); Nottingham Forest (wartime guest)
Bought from: Barnsley
Signed for LFC: £900, 13.05.1914
Liverpool debut: 19.12.1914
Last appearance: 17.04.1915
Contract expiry: 1915
Win ratio: 66.67% W:2 D:0 L:1
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 3 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 3 / 0

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Bartrop started his career at Worksop Town in the Midland league and joined second division Barnsley on 21 June 1909. His stay at Barnsley was an interesting one. In his first season Barnsley reached the FA Cup final, losing 2-0 in a replay against Newcastle. He was almost relegated in the 1910/11 season and then reached Wembley again in 1912. This time Barnsley were victorious against West Bromwich Albion after scoring the game's only goal in extra-time. Bartrop played 186 matches and scored 17 goals for the club before he joined Liverpool along with teammate Phil Bratley in May 1914. The pair had impressed when Barnsley faced the Reds in the first round of the FA Cup in January. Bartrop made just three League appearances for Liverpool during the season in which World War I broke out. Wilf Bartrop joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner in a Trench Mortar Battery and was killed in action in Belgium on 7 November 1918 four days before the Armistice.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1914-1915 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Oldham Athletic
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Bradford Park Avenue
Total Competition
3 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 19.12.1914 Oldham Athletic Anfield League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Worksop Town 1907-1909 England Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barnsley 1909-1910 England Second Division 34 2 43 4
Barnsley 1910-1911 England Second Division 30 3 32 3
Barnsley 1911-1912 England Second Division 33 3 45 3
Barnsley 1912-1913 England Second Division 32 3 33 3
Barnsley 1913-1914 England Second Division 31 4 33 4
Total 160 15 186 17
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