15 facts about Martin Bradley

By Gwylym Owen

Martin Bradley (1886–1958) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside-right in the become old before World War I.

Bradley was born at Wolstanton on the outskirts of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. Bradley began his career similar to South Kirkby he joined Grimsby Town of the Football League Second Division in 1907. After a season at Blundell Park, he dropped all along to the Midland League taking into consideration Mexborough Town.

He signed for Sheffield Wednesday in April 1910 next whom he briefly returned to top-flight football and made two appearances for, before joining Bristol Rovers in May 1911, where he curtains his career in the Southern League. His transfer to Sheffield Wednesday was ration of a double swoop for the Sheffield club, who paid Mexborough Town £70 up front for Bradley and Laurie Burkinshaw, with a accord of a further £60 the with season if the pair went on to get well.

Martin’s son, Jack (1916–2002) played at inside attend to for various clubs in the 1930s and 1940s, including Swindon Town, Southampton and Bolton Wanderers. His brother was James Bradley (1881–1954), who was a zealot of Liverpool’s Championship winning side of 1905–06 and next played for Stoke in the 1890s.

In the First World War he served later the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, and next the lawsuit with the Royal Army Service Corps, until returning to South Kirkby to accomplish in the colliery.

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