Leyland born wing half Joe Turner started his football career with hometown club Leyland in 1913 before joining Southern League Portsmouth, however his career was cut short by the advent of the First World War. On resumption he was part of their 1919-20 Southern League Championship winning team, and when Portsmouth joined The Football League in 1920 Turner played in their inaugural League fixture against Swansea Town that August, scoring 3 goals in 22 appearances during their inaugural League campaign. However he lost his place in 1921 and only played 7 more times for Pompey in 1921-22, before moving back to Lancashire to join Preston North End in the 1922 close season. He never made the Preston first team however, and retired from the professional game in 1923.
This postcard was issued to celebrate Portsmouth’s 1920 Southern League Championship win. Turner is at 2 o’clock.