The middle of three footballing brothers all of whom played for Notts County among others, Radford born winger Isaac “Ike” Waterall started his football career with junior clubs Radford Woodhouse in 1904 and Heanor United in 1905 before joining Notts County for the first time in 1906, where he made his Football League debut in a First Division match at Middlesbrough that November. He made just 6 appearances for County that season before joining Doncaster Rovers in 1907 and later the same year Rotherham County.
However he returned to Notts County in 1909 and played both sides of World War One for The Magpies, winning the Second Division Championship with them in 1913-14. However when they were relegated from the First Division in 1920, Waterall left the club after a further 185 appearances, in which he’d scored 13 times, and joined new Football League entrant Millwall, playing in their inaugural Football League fixture, a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers in August 1920. His single season at The Den saw 3 goals in 26 appearances before he joined Southern League Ebbw Vale in 1921, where they were Welsh Section Champions in 1921-22, before his retirement.
His older brother Tommy and younger brother Albert were both successful footballers over many seasons in their own rights. Tommy played for Notts County, Bradford Park Avenue, Mansfield, Leicester, Watford and Gillingham. Albert played for Notts County, Stockport County, Queen’s Park Rangers and Clapton Orient.