Bella Reay

woman and footballer

Aged unknown

Issabella (Bella) Reay (1900–1979) was an English association football player between 1917–19. She played at centre forward for Blyth Spartans and England, scoring 133 goals in one season in her team's unbeaten run of 30 matches to win the Munitionettes' Cup and was the best-known player. This was at a time when women's participation in public competitive football was controversial.

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Bella Reay born in Cowpen. Centre forward for Blyth Spartans Ladies (1917-1919) and England. Bella scored 133 goals in one season and was part of the team which went on the win the Munitionettes' Cup in May 1918

Blyth Spartans AFC, Croft Park, Plessey Rd, Blyth, United Kingdom where they played