Monkwearmouth, Sunderland born outside or inside right and centre forward Bill Berry began his football career with Oakhill in 1900 and played for Sunderland Royal Rovers in 1901 before spending on the books of hometown professional club Sunderland without making the first eleven. He joined Southern League Tottenham Hotspur in 1903. After three seasons at White Hart Lane he signed for First Division Manchester United in 1906, making his Football League debut at Sheffield Wednesday in November that year, making a further 8 appearances during the remainder of the season.
Berry scored his only goal for Manchester United the following season in a 3-0 win over Sunderland in March 1908, Berry making 3 appearances over a four week spell during the run in to United’s League Championship triumph, but he remained on the fringe at Old Trafford and made only one further appearance the following season before joining Second Division club Stockport County in February 1909. After a run in The Hatters’ team between then and the end of the season, scoring 3 times in 12 matches, he again returned to the fringes appearing only twice more in 1909-10 before re-joining non league Sunderland Royal Rovers in 1910, ending his professional career.