Bartram, Vincent Lee ‘Vince’

Goalkeeper.

Born: Birmingham, 7 August 1968.

Career: Hagley Roman Catholic School, Halesowen & District Boys, Oldswinford, WOLVES 1985, Blackpool (loan) Oct 89, West Bromwich Albion (loan), Cheltenham Town (loan), Bournemouth in Jly 91, Arsenal Aug 94, Huddersfield Town Oct 97, Gillingham Mar 98.

Despite his inexperience he made his League debut at the start of the 1986/87 season with Wolves suffering goalkeeping crises. Having made three appearances Wolves signed Eric Nixon loan and Bartram didn’t appear in Wolves First Eleven again until late in to the 1990/91 season following an injury to Mike Stowell taking his total of first team appearances to ten. He made 125 appearances for the Reserves, help the club lift the Birmingham Cup in 1987 and two Midland Intermediate League championships in 1987 and 1988. Bartram also made two appearances in the FA Youth Cup conceding twelve goals, seven at Coventry City and five at Luton Town. He had spells on loan at BlackpoolWest Bromwich Albion and Cheltenham Town before being transferred to Bournemouth.

He went onto make 162 appearances for the Dean Court club before joining Arsenal as understudy to England goalkeeper David Seaman but in four seasons made just 11 appearances as well as making 12 appearances on loan at Huddersfield Town. He then joined Gillingham in March 1998 and was there regular stopper making 225 appearances for the Kent before a wrist injury ended his career in February 2004. Strangely enough the injury was caused by another goalkeeper who had come up field trying to score in the last minute. After football Bartram became a sales executive at a Vauxhall Dealership on the South Coast.

Football League: Appearances 356, Goals 0.

Frst Team

Debut: Cambridge United (H) 23/8/86.

FL FAC LC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1986/87 1 3 2 6
1987/88
1988/89
1989/90
1990/91 4 4
Total 5 3 10
Reserves

Debut: Rotherham United ‘R’ (a) 8/10/85.

L SC BC Oth Tot
A S G A S G A S G A S G A S G
1985/86 17 1 18
1986/87 10 4 4 18
1987/88 17 6 6 29
1988/89 22 5 2 29
1989/90 17 17
1990/91 13 13
Total 96 16 12 124