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Billy Lane

Full name: William Harry Charles Lane
Birthdate: 23.10.1904
Birthplace: Tottenham
Position: Centre-forward
Joined from: Tottenham Hotspur
Signed by: Willie Orr
Nationality: England
First game: Derby County, 06.11.1926
Last game: Cardiff City, 10.03.1928
Games: 5
Goals: 2
  • Player profile

    Lane arrived at City as a promising young centre-forward after making strides forward for a couple of seasons with Tottenham Hotspur but he spent a frustrating few seasons at Filbert Street, making his five appearances in the Football League and scoring two goals.

    He couldn’t dislodge Arthur Chandler from a starting role and in all five matches he played in he was never on a winning City side. Reading gave him another chance high up in the leagues but his struggles in front of goal and in terms of appearances continued.

    Those spells saw Lane drop down the divisions and he found his level with regular outings, and goals, for clubs including Brentford, Watford, Bristol City and Clapton Orient.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1926-27Division One (old)42--------42
    1926_817_
    1927-28Division One (old)1---------1-
    1927_817_
    Total52--------5 2
    _817_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 06.11.1926 Division One (old) Derby County (A) 1 - 4 1
    2 13.11.1926 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 2 - 3 1
    3 20.11.1926 Division One (old) Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 2
    4 30.04.1927 Division One (old) Burnley (A) 1 - 1
    5 10.03.1928 Division One (old) Cardiff City (A) 0 - 3
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Tottenham Hotspur £2,250 November 1926
    OUT  Reading Unknown May 1928
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