AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Billy Beer (footballer)

Billy Beer (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameWilliam John Beer
Place of birthPoolsbrook, England
Playing positionWing half

     Home | Football | Billy Beer (footballer)

William John "Billy" Beer (born 4 January 1879 in Poolsbrook, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, died March 1941) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half for Sheffield United and Small Heath (renamed Birmingham in 1905).

He made over 100 appearances for Sheffield United and scored the third goal in their 4 1 defeat of Derby County in the 1899 FA Cup Final. Beer moved to Small Heath in January 1902 and the following season helped them to promotion back to the First Division. Later in his Birmingham career he played some games at centre-forward, which combined with his prowess at penalty-taking made him the club's joint leading scorer in the 1908 09 season.

He retired from football at the end of the next season, and emigrated to Australia where he became a sheep-farmer. Returning to England in 1920, he became Birmingham's manager in 1923, taking charge of the team for four years in the First Division.

He was also a talented musician.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260