Compton, William

Birth Date

5th April 1896


Bedmister, Bristol



Biographical Text

Compton played a lot of junior football in the Bristol area, notably for South Street School, Victoria Albion, the Gloucestershire Regiment and the Bristol Motor Works (Tramways).

He was invited for a trial by Bristol City in 1919 and signed a contract with them, going on to make 14 league appearances in four years.

Compton moved to Exeter City in the summer of 1924, having netted 13 goals for the Bristol City reserve team the previous season.

He proved to be an excellent signing, making his first appearance for the Grecians in a home match against Reading. He was an ever present in the team during the 1926-27 season.

However, in the 1928 close season, Compton moved back to Bristol - but this time with Bristol Rovers, where he scored 4 goals in 21 league appearances.

He later played for Bath City and also bought a business for himself in Bristol in 1930. Compton died in 1976.






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