UK time is: 08:33:37
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bert Williams Passes Away


Former Walsall, Wolves and England legend Bert Williams today passed away at the age of 93.

'The Cat' was born in Bilston on 31st January 1920. Bert joined Walsall in 1937. During 8 years with the club during the World War, Williams made just 25 appearances for the Saddlers before joining Wolves in 1945.

It was at Wolves that Bert is highly recognised where he won the League Championship and FA Cup but he will always be fondly remembered by the Saddlers faithful.

Williams won his first full cap for England against France in May, 1949 and his performance against Italy will always be remembered as the the Italian newspapers nicknamed him 'Il Gatone' (The Cat). Williams was in the England side that famously lost to USA in the 1950 World Cup Finals.

In total he made 24 appearances for England.

In 2002, Bert lost his wife to Alzheimer's and raised over 150,000 for the charity. For his charity work and his footballing career, Bert was given a MBE by the Queen.

Bert was given honorary presidency of The Walsall Supporters Trust former players Association.

Everyone at Vital Walsall sends our deepest condolences to his family.

Rest In Peace Bert xxx





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Kev Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 19 2014

Time: 5:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Walsall Articles

Stats: Yeovil v Walsall (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Youth Game Postponed (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Hiwula Praises Walsall Supporters (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Yeovil v Walsall - Preview (Tuesday March 3 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Leyton Orient (Monday March 2 2015)

Match Officials v Yeovil (Monday March 2 2015)

Smith Says Fans Affected Side (Saturday February 28 2015)

Walsall 0-2 Leyton Orient - Report (Saturday February 28 2015)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Yeovil 0 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 0 - 2 Leyton Orient
Preston 1 - 0 Walsall
Bradford 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 0 - 1 Port Vale
Walsall 3 - 2 Rochdale

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Port Vale 34 13 6 15 -4 45
14. Fleetwood 34 12 9 13 -4 45
15. Rochdale 32 13 5 14 13 44
16. Walsall 34 11 11 12 -2 44
17. Scunthorpe 33 12 8 13 -3 44
18. Notts County 32 11 7 14 -6 40
19. Crewe 34 11 6 17 -27 39

Breaking League News

Dickov disappointed after conceding late equaliser
Doncaster : 04/03/2015 08:00:00
Player of the Month - Feb Nomination (McLeod)
Crawley : 04/03/2015 06:00:01
Manager of the Month - Feb Nomination (Clough)
Sheff Utd : 04/03/2015 06:00:01
Manager of the Month - Feb Nomination (Page)
Port Vale : 04/03/2015 06:00:01
Manager of the Month - Feb Nomination (Grayson)
Preston : 04/03/2015 06:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

JPT Final - Whose Going To Win?
Suggested By:  Andy
Walsall! (Stupid Question) 43%
Bristol City 57%