Clubs played for: Manchester City, Manchester United, Preston North End, Port Vale (1902-1912)
Birthplace: Leyland, Lancashire
Position: Inside right
Biography: Moved across Manchester after he was made available for transfer after being banned, following an illegal payments scandal. Won the League title during his first season at United, only missing two games. Bannister played less regularly the next season, before losing his inside right berth altogether. He took a move closer to home by signing for Preston North End in October 1909. He was the landlord of the Ship Inn in his native Leyland for a number of years.
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