Herbert Bamlett

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Herbert Bamlett
Personal information
Date of birth (1882-03-01)1 March 1882[1]
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death October 1941 (aged 59)
Teams managed
Years Team
1914–1921 Oldham Athletic
1921–1923 Wigan Borough
1923–1926 Middlesbrough
1927–1931 Manchester United

Herbert Bamlett (1 March 1882 – October 1941) was an English football manager and referee. He was only 32 when he refereed the 1914 FA Cup Final between Liverpool and Burnley.[2]

He started in football management in the same year at Oldham Athletic during the club's halcyon days, before moving on to Wigan Borough (1921–1923), Middlesbrough (1923–1926), and then to Manchester United in April 1927, after a break.[2] He remained there until 1931, resigning in part after United lost 12 consecutive matches during the 1930–31 season.[2]

Coincidentally, in 1909 he had refereed the FA Cup fourth round (quarter-final) tie between Burnley and his future charges United – calling the game off due to heavy snow, at 1–0 to Burnley and with only 18 minutes left to play. He also refereed the 1914 match between Scotland and England.[3]

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Oldham Athletic England June 1914 May 1921 127 44 48 35 34.65
Wigan Borough England 1921 1923
Middlesbrough England August 1923 January 1926 109 30 52 27 27.52
Manchester United England April 1927 April 1931 182 57 82 43 31.32


  1. ^ "Manager Profile - Herbert Bamlett" (in Norwegian). United.no. Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Butler, Bryon (1998). 100 Seasons of League Football. England: Queen Anne Press. p. 392. ISBN 1852915951.
  3. ^ "Red Life Managers". Archived from the original on 15 October 2012.

External links

  • Herbert Bamlett management career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Biographical profile
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