14.10.17

Stockholm 1912

A great view of Stockholm Olympic Stadium during the Great Britain v Denmark match  (04.07.12). Great Britain (aka England Amateurs) won 4-2 to take the Olympic Gold Medal.  


8.10.17

England: Clubs with most internationals 1872-1937

Up to the summer of 1937 England played 211 international matches featuring 639 players.

The leading clubs in terms of providing England internationals were:


Players
Caps
Aston Villa 
40
161
Blackburn Rovers
33
136
Everton
29
101
The Wednesday/ Sheffield Wednesday
28
137
Sheffield United
27
72
West Bromwich Albion
24
85
Derby County
23
129



Arthur Digger Brown

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Howard Vaughton

Brown and Vaughton both made their international debuts in the 13-0 win over Ireland on February 18th 1882. Brown scored 4 and Vaughton 5.

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Billy Walker

Here are the Aston Villa players who represented England during this period.
It's worth noting that John Reynolds also represented Ireland. Andrew Ducat also represented England at cricket.


Year (s)
Caps
·         Arthur Brown
1882
3
·         Howard Vaughton
1882-84
5
·         Oliver Whateley
1883
2
·         Dennis Hodgetts
1888-94
6
·         Albert Allen
1888
1
·         Charles Athersmith
1892-1900
12
·         John Devey
1892-94
2
·         John Reynolds
1894-97
5
·         Stephen Smith
1895
1
·         James Crabtree
1896-1902
11
·         George Wheldon
1897-98
4
·         Howard Spencer
1897-1905
6
·         Albert Wilkes
1901-02
5
·         William George
1902
3
·         William Garratty
1903
1
·         Joseph Bache
1903-11
7
·         William Brawn
1904
2
·         Alec Leake
1904-05
5
·         Albert Hall
1910
1
·         Harry Hampton
1913-14
4
·         Charles Wallace
1913-20
3
·         Sam Hardy
1913-20
7
·         Frank Barson
1920
1
·         Andrew Ducat
1920
3
·         Billy Walker
1920-32
18
·         Thomas Smart
1921-29
5
·         Billy Kirton
1921
1
·         Frank A Moss
1921-24
5
·         Richard York
1922-26
2
·         Thomas Mort
1924-26
3
·         George Blackburn
1924
1
·         Arthur Dorrell
1924-25
4
·         Benjamin Olney
1928
2
·         Eric Houghton
1930-32
7
·         Joe Tate
1931-32
3
·         Pongo Waring
1931-32
5
·         George Brown
1932
1
·         Joseph Beresford
1934
1
·         Thomas Gardner
1934-35
2
·         Ronald Starling
1937
1



6.10.17

die 11 besten Spieler der Schweiz 1908


Germany's first international (Switzerland's 3rd), played at the Stadion Landhof, Basel.

Switzerland

2.10.17

Guillermo Stábile at Genoa



Guillermo Stábile pictured in the colours of Genoa. 
In 2 spells with Genoa (1930-34 & 1935-36) he played in 42 championship matches scoring 16 goals, including a hat trick on his debut. However, during this period he suffered 2 leg breaks and missed the entire 1931-32 league campaign. Stábile joined Napoli for the 1934-35 season.



30.9.17

Meiklejohn, Muirhead & Mothers

Dundee People's Journal 12.07.30

Davie Meiklejohn played 563 games for Rangers and won no fewer than 12 Scottish League titles. He won 15 international caps for Scotland. 

Tommy Muirhead represented Scotland 8 times. He played 353 first team games for Rangers, winning 8 League titles. He also played for Hibernian and Boston Wonder workers.


Meiklejohn was 29 when the picture was taken, Muirhead 33. 



27.9.17

Bob Crompton - England

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Right back Bob Crompton  played 41 matches for England (1902-14) , he was captain in 22 of these games. The previous appearance record was 23 (Steve Bloomer), and Crompton's record stood from 1909-1952.
He also represented The Football League 17 times
In 1907 the imperious looking Crompton was measured at 5' 10½" and  13st. 10lbs.(1.79m, 87kg).
He was a British Home Championship winner in 1903-04, 1908-09, 1910-11 & 1912-13.

Here is a breakdown of his record:

Overall
P
W
D
L
41
27
8
6

vs. Wales
P
W
D
L
12
9
3
0

vs. Ireland
P
W
D
L
10
8
0
2

vs. Scotland
P
W
D
L
12
3
5
4

vs. Austria
P
W
D
L
3
3
0
0

vs. Hungary
P
W
D
L
3
3
0
0

vs. Bohemia
P
W
D
L
1
1
0
0