Bill Bann
Rovers apps (gls)1:1 (0)
Date of birth:15 August 1902
Place of birth:Broxburn
Height:5 ft 10½ in
Date joined:4 June 1932
Joined from:Brentford
Date left:September 1933
1 League appearances and goals only.

William Edward Bann, known as Bill Bann, was a full-back who joined Rovers from Brentford in the summer of 1932.

He played just one Football League match for The Pirates, a Division Three (South) game on 19 November 1932 against Newport County. He also managed to make two appearances in the Gloucestershire Cup before leaving to join Aldershot in 1933.

He died in London on 16 March 1973, at the age of 70.


Bill started out playing for his home town club, Broxburn United, in the Scottish Second Division, before being picked up by Tottenham Hotspur in 1923. He played twelve times in the league for Spurs and seven times for Brentford between 1930 and 1932, then had his single game for Rovers and rounded his career off by playing seven times for Aldershot during the 1933–34 season.

Most of his career in England was spent playing reserve team football; he made a total of just 27 Football League appearances in his eleven years playing south of the border.

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