217 Bert Turner

Biography

Bert Turner was an outside left who began his league career at Hull City. Born in Sheffield, he played for lower league side Denaby United before joining the Tigers in 1928. He stayed around for three seasons but was only ever a reserve forward for the first XI, even when the club was relegated to Division Three North in 1930.

In August 1931 Turner joined Walsall where he became a first team regular and scoring plenty of goals. After two years he moved on to Doncaster Rovers where he scored 50 more goals in four seasons. In 1937 he moved to Cardiff City where he bagged 20 goals in a single season. He then ended his playing career at Bristol Rovers in 1938/39, staying in Bristol to take work as an aircraft fitter. After the War, Turner returned to South Yorkshire and died in 1963.

Turner’s son, Gordon, was born in 1930 and joined Luton Town in 1949. The Hatters were managed by ex-Tiger Dally Duncan. Over the next 15 years Gordon scored 243 league goals for Luton, which remains a club record, and played for many years alongside future Tiger George Cummins. Gordon died of motor neurone disease at the age of 46.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 3 September 1907, Sheffield
Hull City First Game: 9 March 1929, Clapton Orient H (Division Two), 21 years, 187 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 April 1931, Rotherham United A (Division Three North), 23 years, 236 days old

Clubs

Denaby United (1926-1928), Hull City (1928-1931), Walsall (1931-1933), Doncaster Rovers (1933-1937), Cardiff City (1937-1938), Bristol Rovers (1938-1939)

Hull City Record

Career: 19 apps, 2 goals

Bert Turner
SeasonLGE
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LGE
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FAC
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FAC
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FLC
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FLC
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EUR
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EUR
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OTH
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