Player profile

Phil Bratley

Phil Bratley

Birthdate: 26 December 1880
Birthplace: Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, England
Date of death: 1962
Other clubs: Rawmarsh (1896-1902), Doncaster Rovers (1902-03), Rotherham Town (1904), Rotherham County, Barnsley (1910-14); Barnsley (wartime guest), Rotherham County (2 / 1919-21), Worksop Town
Bought from: Barnsley
Signed for LFC: 12.05.1914
Liverpool debut: 03.10.1914
Last appearance: 03.04.1915
Contract expiry: 30.04.1915
Win ratio: 15.38% W:2 D:3 L:8
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 2 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 13 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 13 / 0

Player profile

Bratley was part of the Barnsley side that won the FA Cup in 1912 after a replay against West Bromwich Albion. He was Barnsley's hero in the replayed semi-final against Swindon Town when he scored the only goal of the game. When Harry Lowe was out with injury Bratley made his Liverpool debut in a disastrous 5-0 defeat to Everton at Anfield in October 1914. He had a run of nine matches in the side while Lowe was out of action for three months. Bratley made a further four appearances before the end of the season, bringing his total number of games for the club up to 13. "Old man" Bratley featured in nine matches for Rotherham County following World War II, then into his forties, before concluding his career in the Midland league with Worksop Town.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 13 0 0 0 0 13
1914-1915 13 0 0 0 0 13

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Aston Villa
2 Newcastle United
2 Bradford City
1 Chelsea
1 Everton
1 Burnley
1 Tottenham
1 Manchester United
1 Sheffield United
1 Middlesbrough
Total Competition
13 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.10.1914 Everton Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Rawmarsh 1896-1902 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Doncaster Rovers 1902-1904 England Second Division 3 0 3 0
Rotherham Town 1904 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rotherham County 1904- Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barnsley 1910-1911 England Second Division 13 0 13 0
Barnsley 1911-1912 England Second Division 20 0 32 1
Barnsley 1912-1913 England Second Division 37 5 40 5
Barnsley 1913-1914 England Second Division 37 2 39 2
Rotherham County 1919-1920 England Second Division 2 0 2 0
Rotherham County 1920-1921 England Second Division 7 0 7 0
Worksop Town 1921- Midland League 0 0 0 0
Total 119 7 136 8
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