Billy Bryant

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This article is about the footballer born in 1913 who played for Wrexham and Manchester United. For other people called Billy Bryant, see William Bryant (disambiguation).
Billy Bryant
Personal information
Full name William Bryant
Date of birth (1913-11-26)26 November 1913
Place of birth Shildon, County Durham, England
Date of death 25 December 1975(1975-12-25) (aged 62)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Outside right
Youth career
Cockfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1931–1933 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 (0)
1933–1934 Wrexham 40 (11)
1934–1945 Manchester United 151 (44)
1941–1942 Chester (guest)
1945–1946 Bradford City 0 (0)
Altrincham
Stalybridge Celtic

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


William "Billy" Bryant (26 November 1913 – 25 December 1975) was an English football player.

Bryant started his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers after joining from his local side Cockfield, based in County Durham. He made his league debut for Wolves on 3 December 1932 in a 5–2 win over Blackburn Rovers, the first of a run of four starts. After one further appearance the following season, he left to join Wrexham.

He left Wrexham for Manchester United, and scored on his debut for them in a Second Division match against Blackpool on 3 November 1934. He went on to make 157 appearances for United, scoring 42 goals.[1]

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