16 Facts About Bert Freeman


Bertram Clewley Freeman was an English footballer.


Bert Freeman played as a centre forward for clubs Woolwich Arsenal, Everton, Burnley and Wigan Borough.


Bert Freeman was capped at the senior level for England.


Bert Freeman was born in Handsworth, Birmingham and attended Gower Street School in Aston, where he started to make a name for himself as a prolific goal-scorer.


Bert Freeman ended his schooldays with two games in which he scored seven and nine times respectively.


Bert Freeman made his debut in a goalless draw away to Liverpool on 17 April 1908 and played in the remaining four games of the season, scoring once.


Bert Freeman soon formed a useful partnership with his former Arsenal teammate Tim Coleman, who had joined Everton a few weeks earlier.


Bert Freeman won his first international cap for England in the 1909 British Home Championship match against Wales on 15 March 1909.


Bert Freeman played for the Football League against the Irish League in 1909, scoring four goals.


Bert Freeman made his Burnley debut at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on 15 April 1911.


For Bert Freeman there was the satisfaction of finishing as the league's top scorer with 32 goals from 33 appearances and returning to the England side.


Bert Freeman then had to sit and watch as none of the next thirty games were lost and his league career at Burnley was over.


Bert Freeman could burst through with the best; moreover he could engineer openings for his colleagues and was an artist with the ball at his toes.


Bert Freeman will be greatly missed at Turf Moor, where he made himself one of the most popular players the club has ever possessed.


Bert Freeman subsequently played for Kettering Town and Kidderminster Harriers before retiring from football.


Bert Freeman's brother, Walter was a footballer, playing for Aston Villa, Birmingham and Fulham.