Born: 20th January 1874, Cradley Heath, Worcestershire
Died: 16th April 1938, Derby aged 64
Positions whilst with England: Centre Forward &
- Football's first Superstar! Bloomer was the most prolific scorer of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. He managed to net 352 times in 598 appearances for his two club teams Derby and Middlesbrough. He also scored 28 England goals in 23 caps, most of them coming in the early part of his England career which stretched over a then record breaking twelve years.
After his playing career was over he moved to Germany to take up a coaching position but was interned into a World War One prisoner of war camp where he spent most of the war. He died in Derby in April 1938.
- An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
- England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)