W.I. (Bill) Bryant

William Ingram (Bill) Bryant was born in Ghent, Belgium on 01 March 1899.

bryantcartoonHe was a full England International as well as an Amateur International. He won his only full England cap on 21 May 1925, in a friendly against France in Paris. England won the match 3 – 2, and Bryant played the full 90 minutes.

A centre half, he plied his trade with Clapton and Millwall. He was a Clapton player at the time of his full International call up.

William was the Clapton captain for the 1924/25 F.A. Amateur Cup Final against Southall, held ironically at The Den, Millwall, home of the team he was soon to join. Clapton won the game 2 – 1, thus retaining the trophy they had won a year earlier, when Bill was also a member of the victorious Clapton team.

He left Clapton to join Millwall in 1925 and played 132 games for “The Lions”, scoring 30 goals before returning to Clapton in 1931.

William Ingram Bryant died on 21 January 1986, in Witham, Essex aged 86.


Bill Bryant, holding the FA Amateur Cup, makes his way back to the dressing room
following the Tons 2-1 win over Southall at Millwall FC in 1925

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