Stockport, Cheshire born right winger Bert Worsley began his football career at Altrincham in 1928, playing for Cheshire League side Manchester North End in 1929 before spending some time on Bolton Wanderers books as an amateur, without making a first team appearance. He joined Leeds United in August 1932 from Manchester North End, and after two years of patiently waiting for Harry Duggan and Johnny Mahon to be unavailable, he was unlucky enough to make his Football League debut in the worst defeat in United’s history as they were annihilated 8-1 at Stoke City in the second game of the 1934-35 season. He was given his second consecutive game at Blackburn Rovers the following Saturday but then had to wait until March when he was next called upon for his third and final game at Goodison Park against Everton. Being third fiddle to Duggan and Mahon did not hold any prospects and he moved to Fulham in June 1935.
He scored 10 goals in his debut campaign for The Cottagers and figured in their successful run to the FA Cup semi final in 1936, where they lost 2-1 to Sheffield United at Molineux, Wolverhampton but he struggled with a crop of injuries during his four seasons at Craven Cottage. He still managed to score 16 goals in 113 appearances for Fulham before the Second World War interrupted his career in September 1939, and he retired prematurely in 1940.