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Bert (Herbert) Bliss who was born on March 29 1890 Willenhallmarker, Staffordshire, Englandmarker and died June 14 1968 was a footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Clapton Orient and England.


Bert Bliss was an inside forward who joined Tottenham from Willenhall Swifts for £10 on April 12 1912. He had a reputation for speed, accurate passing and riffling shots on goal.

He played for Spurs between 1912 and 1922 during which time he made 215 appearances and scored 106 goals. He was a member of the team, which was promoted to the Football League First Division in 1920 and won the FA Cup in 1921. His direct play and accurate passing was a notable feature of the game and he was also instrumental in Spurs scoring the only goal of the match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He was transferred to Clapton Orient on December 22 1922. After this he played for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic which in future years became A.F.C. Bournemouth before retiring in 1926.

Bert played one game at International level for England against Scotland on April 9 1921 (two weeks before the FA Cup Final) and alongside three other Spurs players, Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell and Bert Smith.


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