Bill Berry was an understudy to Vivian Woodward at centre forward for Spurs, filling in when the great man was off on his work or playing football elsewhere.
Woodward was a Director in
his last year (1909) and often went off to play
exhibition matches when he wanted, including a tour to
the USA, but the England international was persistently
consistent and Berry had but a few opportunities to get
into the first team.
As it was he played in the Southern League side and made 19 appearances and scored once v Brentford in April 1906. Berry played in the Western League side scoring 10 goals in 16 matches, as well as two goals in two London League games (both coming in a 5-1 win over Fulham away in April 1904). His debut in the Western League v Plymouth Argyle (home won 5-1 in February 1904) was a scoring one, when he notched one of the goals.
Playing for Oakhill and Sunderland Royal Rovers before signing for Sunderland, Bill spent just one season at Roker Park before coming to Tottenham in 1903.
Bill joined Manchester United in 1906 hoping for a more regular place in the first team, but was not any more successful at Old Trafford, moving on to Stockport County for a six month spell before ending his playing days.
Bill Berry died on 1st March 1943.