|Full name||William Atherton Balmer|
|Date of birth||29 July 1875|
|Place of birth||West Derby, England|
|Date of death||February 1961(aged 85)|
|Place of death||Huddersfield, England|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Billy Balmer (29 July 1875 – February 1961) was an English footballer who played for Everton, as well as the English national side. His brother Bob played alongside him for Everton and his nephew was Jack Balmer.
Balmer was a tough-tackling full-back. He joined Everton in 1897 from South Shore and went on to play 331 games, scoring one goal. His brother Bob – four years his junior – also played for Everton. His nephew, Jack, attained fame with local rivals Liverpool.
His only England appearance came in a 1–1 draw with Ireland in 1905.
Balmer spent the 1909–10 and 1910–11 seasons in the Southern League with Croydon Common, making 64 appearances and scoring four goals. In 1912, 35-year-old Balmer joined Chester in the Lancashire Combination, but he left after just two games as he was deemed to be too slow and past his best.
- "England Players – Billy Balmer". www.englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "Croydon Common FC – Biographies – William Balmer" (PDF). Retrieved 7 February 2016.
- Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885–1997. Yore Publications. p. 36. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.
- Billy Balmer at Englandstats.com
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