Billy Wedlock

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Position: Defender
Nationality: English
Born: 28/10/1880
Died: 25/01/1965

Nicknamed 'Fatty', Wedlock remains the club's most-capped player (whilst playing for the club) with 26 England caps to his name - and two goals.

A centre-half who was short and stout in stature, he was blessed with national talent.

Won the 1905/06 Second Division title with the club and then helped the club to finish runners-up in the top flight the following season (still the best-ever finish in the club's history).

Wedlock was part of the City team to compete in the 1909 FA Cup final against Manchester United, which they lost 1-0.

He made 391 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals. Bristol City was his only club in professional football.

The East End at Ashton Gate was named in his honour before its demolition in 2014. There was also a pub next to the stadium named The Wedlock, but it has also been demolished for housing.

Appearances: 391
Goals: 17