Steve Bloomer
Steve Bloomer

Steve Bloomer

  • manufacturer murrays
  • set title footballers series j
  • period platinum
  • player steve bloomer
  • team derby county
  • year 1912
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Steve Bloomer card from Murray's Series J Footballers series. 

During his career Bloomer was a prolific goalscorer for both club and country. A quick thinking forward, he was able to shoot powerfully and accurately with either foot and his speciality was the daisy cutter – a low shot, hit with great power, speed and accuracy. In 536 First Division games he scored 317 goals and, after Jimmy Greaves, he is the second highest all-time goalscorer in the top-flight. He also scored 28 goals in 23 appearances for England. Bloomer also played baseball for Derby County Baseball Club and helped them become British champions three times in the 1890s.