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Bert Swindells

Bert Swindells

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Occupations Athlete Football player Association football player
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1909
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Biography

Herbert "Bert" Swindells (born 1909) was an English professional footballer who first rose to prominence playing for Crewe Alexandra. He scored 126 goals for Crewe - a club record that stands to this day. In 1938 he joined but never played for Chesterfield, later moving on to play for Barrow, Chelmsford, Bradford City, Mossley and Macclesfield Town, where he was joint top-scorer in the 1946-47 season. During World War II, Swindells also played for Stockport County.
Swindells was born in Stockport and signed for Crewe in 1927. He made his first-team debut in a Third Division North game against Ashington on 6 April 1929, a game in which he also scored his first goal. He scored a further three times in the final five games of the season.
He scored 28 goals in the 1935-1936 season, including his 100th goal for the club. That season also included a benefit game against Stoke City on 20 April 1936.
In total, he made 247 appearances for Crewe. His last league appearance was in an away game at Halifax Town on 1 May 1937. He subsequently played in the Welsh Cup final replay four days later, scoring a goal in a 3-1 win over Rhyl to secure the club's second and last win the competition (Crewe were barred from the competition, not least for not being based in Wales).
Swindells was also twice manager of Macclesfield Town, from May 1949 to October 1951, and again from November 1955 to the end of the 1957-58 season.

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