Brelsford Charles Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1913

Brelsford Charles Image 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1913


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Attercliffe, Sheffield born full back Charles Brelsford started his football career with Kilnhurst Town in 1910 joining Buxton in 1911, he then joined First Division club Sheffield Wednesday in 1912, making his Football League debut against Oldham Athletic in November 1912. However he only occasionally featured in the Wednesday team getting a further outing the same season against Everton the following month, then playing 5 matches, including an FA Cup tie against Wolves, in the 1913-14 season, before the suspension of peacetime football due to the onset of the First World War interrupted his career. After the War he joined South Shields in the summer of 1919 but failed to make a first team appearance on Tyneside, before joining Midland League club Castleford Town in 1922, moving to Mansfield Town in 1923, where he won the Midland League Championship in 1924 and 1925, scoring once in 120 appearances for The Stags before breaking a leg in 1926 which forced his retirement from the game.

One of four footballing brothers, older brother Bill who played for Sheffield United & younger brother Tom Brelsford also played Sheffield Wednesday, Barrow and Rotherham County. A further brother, Ben Brelsford, also played professional football in the 1920’s for a number of clubs including Barrow, Oldham Athletic and Watford.

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