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David Bradford (footballer)

Personal information
Date of birth22 February 1953(age 63)
Place of birthManchester, England
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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David Bradford (born February 22, 1953) is a retired professional football midfielder from England.

In 1968, Bradford began his career as a fifteen year old apprentice with Blackburn Rovers. In 1971, he moved up to the first team. In 1974, they sent him to Sheffield United for £10,000 where he played for Ken Furphy. In 1978, Furphy, now coach of the Detroit Express of the North American Soccer League, brought Bradford to the United States. He returned to England at the end of the NASL seasons and played for Coventry City in 1978-1979 before returning to the Detroit Express in 1979. In 1981, he signed with the Washington Diplomats, then played the 1982 season with the Tulsa Roughnecks. Bradford played for the Baltimore Blast in the Major Indoor Soccer League in 1982-1983. In 1983, he played for the Seattle Sounders. The team folded at the end of the season and Bradford returned to the Roughnecks for the last season of the NASL.

After his retirement, he managed the Brownhill post office for over a decade. He now coaches in the Tulsa Soccer Academy.




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