Herbert Bliss (29 March 1890 – 14 June 1968) was an English footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Clapton Orient and England. He was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire.

Bert Bliss
Personal information
Full name Herbert Bliss
Date of birth (1890-03-29)29 March 1890
Place of birth Willenhall, England
Date of death 14 June 1968(1968-06-14) (aged 78)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912–1922 Tottenham Hotspur 194 (92)
1922–1925 Clapton Orient 70 (20)
1925–1926 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 6 (0)
Total 270 (112)
International career
1921 England 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Career Edit

Bert Bliss was an inside forward who joined Tottenham from Willenhall Swifts for £10 on 12 April 1912. He had a reputation for speed, accurate passing and riffling shots on goal.

He played for Spurs between 1912 and 1922 during which time he made 215 appearances and scored 106 goals. He was a member of the team, which was promoted to the Football League First Division in 1920 and won the FA Cup in 1921. His direct play and accurate passing was a notable feature of the game and he was also instrumental in Spurs scoring the only goal of the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[2]

He was transferred to Clapton Orient on 22 December 1922. After this he played for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic before retiring in 1926.[3]

Bert played one game at International level for England against Scotland on 9 April 1921 (two weeks before the FA Cup Final) and alongside three other Spurs players, Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell and Bert Smith.[4]

Career statistics Edit

International Edit

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 1921 1 0
Total 1 0

References Edit

  1. ^ The Vagrant (21 August 1922). "Few big transfers in the First Division of the Football League. Tottenham Hotspur". Athletic News. Manchester. p. 5.
  2. ^ "FA Cup - 1921". www.mehstg.com.
  3. ^ "Archived News". www.tottenhamhotspur.com.
  4. ^ Association, The Football. "The website for the English football association, the Emirates FA Cup and the England football team". www.thefa.com.