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Alf Bishop (footballer born 1866)

Personal information
Full nameAlfred John Bishop
Place of birthStourbridge, England
Place of deathWolverhampton, England
Playing positionDefender

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Alfred John "Alf" Bishop (8 April 1866 8 August 1938) was an English footballer who spent most of his professional career with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Bishop joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1906, from nearby non-league side Halesowen Town. He made his debut on 1 September 1906 in the club's first ever Second Division fixture, a 1 1 draw with Hull City.

He was a regular first choice player throughout his Molineux career, playing at left half, right half and centre half. He was part of the club's 1908 FA Cup triumph, when they beat Newcastle United in the final.

After 382 appearances in total, he eventually left the Midlands in 1920 to join Wrexham where he finished his player career. After retiring due to injury, he returned to live in Wolverhampton.

He died on 8 August 1938, aged 52.

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