Birthday joy for Wolves legend Bert Williams

Wolves legend Bert Williams has celebrated his 93rd birthday.

Bert Williams celebrating his 93rd birthday amid more than 100 cards
Bert Williams celebrating his 93rd birthday amid more than 100 cards

The goalkeeping-great marked the occasion with four friends who toasted him with a cup of tea before he cut a special cake at his home in Shifnal.

Mr Williams received over 100 cards from well-wishers and phone calls from Ron Atkinson and other football celebrities.

Sports artist Brian West painted a special card for the birthday boy showing one of his wonderful saves.

Bert, who is the oldest surviving English international footlballer, said: “Everybody has been very kind and I had a memorable day. It really lifted my spirits.”

He is due to be taken out by his family for a birthday dinner tonight before returning to his main goal of raising £150,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of his late wife Evelyn, a target which he is now within £5,500 of reaching.

The latest group of people to contribute to the fund was the Wolves Elders Club, which collected £61 with a raffle during its weekly meeting which was held at Molineux on Wednesday.

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Comments for: "Birthday joy for Wolves legend Bert Williams"


Happy Birthday Bert! Even at 93 I reckon you could still do a job between the sticks for Wolves!


He could probably do a better job than any of our defenders!


Happy Birthday to a true gentleman

georges vest

Happy Birthday Bert! You are looking young enough to still play in the 1st team! Only £5K to hit your target.. come on Wolves - how about the players sacrificing a small percentage of their salary to help one of our legends! Here's to many more birthdays to come!

Paul Tunney

Why oh why do they not give this legend a knighthood. All the work he does for charity and as youv'e stated, he is the oldest surviving English International Footballer

Jersey Wolf

Happy Birthday to THE original Grandad said you were the finest in the world.

A true Wolves legend and a true gentleman, Happy Birthday Bert.

west brom baggie boy

happy birthday bert a great sporting legend

Trevor Lloyd.

Happy Birthday Bert and many more to come , we salute you sir a real wolves legend a gentleman of the old school of football who played for the love of the game and not the greed you deserve a Knighthood and thank you for your wonderful service over the years to the people of Wolverhampton.


Happy Birthday Bert! An absolute legend and a true true gentleman. One of very few in the footballing world who has time to stop and chat with everyone. My dad's hero, 'The Cat'.

I totally agree that this legend should receive a knighthood for his services to football and his unrelentess fundraising for charity.

Come on Wolves & people of Wolverhampton, dig deep & help Bert reach his target!!


The Cat

Congrats Bert, a true gent...