Bert Dyer

Southampton F.C. Portsmouth Gainsborough Trinity F.C.
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Bert Dyer
Personal information
Full name Albert Edward Dyer
Date of birth (1886-12-20)20 December 1886
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1908 Southampton 1 (0)
1908 Gainsborough Trinity 0 (0)
1908–1909 Eastleigh Athletic
1909–1910 Southampton Cambridge
1910–1911 Woolston
1911–1912 Bitterne Guild
1912–1913 Southampton Cambridge
1913–1915 Romsey Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Albert Edward Dyer (born 20 December 1886) was an English footballer who played as an inside-forward for Southampton in the 1900s.

Football career

Dyer was born in Portsmouth and played youth football in Southampton where he was spotted by Southampton F.C. for whom he signed in the 1906 close season.[1]

He spent most of his career at The Dell in the reserves and made his solitary first-team appearance at Northampton Town on 6 April 1907 when Sam Jepp was taken ill shortly before kick-off.[1] Dyer played at inside-right with Frank Jefferis moving to the left and Wally Radford moving into the centre-forward position. The match finished 4–2 to Southampton, with two goals from Radford and one each from Patten and Mouncher.[2]

Dyer remained with the "Saints" until September 1908 playing reserve-team football. He then briefly joined Gainsborough Trinity of The Football League, but returned to Hampshire within a month and was taken on by Eastleigh Athletic, whom he helped win the Hampshire Senior Cup in 1909.[1]

Dyer then moved between various local clubs until his football career was ended by the First World War.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 112. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3.
  2. ^ Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. p. 41. ISBN 0-907969-22-4.