Wolves legend Bert Williams in hospital after fall

Wolves legend Bert Williams has been taken to hospital after falling and fracturing his spine.

Former Wolves goalkeeper Bert Williams and Gordon Banks share a joke at the Croft Residential Home in Finchfield
Former Wolves goalkeeper Bert Williams with Gordon Banks at the Croft Residential Home in Finchfield

The ex-goalkeeper was admitted to New Cross Hospital yesterday morning after a fall at Croft Residential Home in Finchfield where he lives.

His daughter Ann Crawshaw said: "He was trying to get out of his chair at the home when he fell.

"He was taken to New Cross Hospital's A&E department and thankfully he was alright through the night."

Mr Williams, England’s oldest living international at 93, starred for the club in the glory years and helped win the League and the FA Cup.

He played for England more than 20 times and made 420 appearances for Wolves after joining the club in 1945.

Comments for: "Wolves legend Bert Williams in hospital after fall"

DAVID L CROYDON

HI THEREBERT,

THE BEST KEEPER I HAVE EVER SEEN PLAY, HE HAS BEEN COMPARED WITH THE RUSSIAN GOALKEEPER LEV YASHIN BUT THE "CAT" IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE BEST OF THE BEST GET WELL SOON BERT GOD BLESS MATE DAVID

Yamyamsam

I first saw bert Williams play in 1952, I was only a kid on the cow shed end but my outstanding memory was his ability to let the ball roll onto his arms from the ground whilst keeping his legs straight ,the crowd loved him for his skill and his acrobatic style, a true legend . Get well soon

spanish ray

I agree fully with David L Croydon.Get .Hope you have a speedy recovery,look forward to seeing you up and about once more,Ray.

Alfred Camilleri

So sorry to hear the news about Bert fall. m

May he recover to continue enjoying his lovelky family. You were a credit to Wolves and England in your playing days and you are still that today. Was so happy to meet Bert a few years ago at Molineux during the book signing of WOLVES: The Glory Years by David Instone. Met him a few days later before a match at Molineux and he stopped to say hello. A real gentleman Bert and may you have a quick recovery.

Buck Rogers

Too young to have seen him play, but met him a couple of times a true gentleman, absolute legend. Get well soon Bert.

Bloxwich Saddler

God bless you Bert and get well soon. My dad saw you at Cardiff 1944 for England when still a Saddler and he said Bert was THE BEST,! Get well soon Bert.

David White

Bert was my hero, when I was a youngster. I saw him in action many many times back in the 50's Wishing him a speedy recovery

saddler1933

Get well soon Bert... we still remember you at Walsall too!

d

Get well soon Bert , a true gentleman , never saw you play but still from the stories I have heard from those who have , you were a top keeper, God Bless

S.E. Clarkson

Get well soon Bert. One of the few Black Country heros left. A credit to Coseley.

Stearmans overhead kick

God! Give us a break PLEASE!! Waggy.,Stobart,And now not Bert,within a month, Wishing the cat a a speedy recovery.

Edinburgh Wulfrunian.

Re picture, above---------two GREAT 'keepers. I wish them both well.I hope Bert gets well soon.

coling

wonderful keeper & gentleman-RIP