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William Rawson

Oxford University AFC, Wanderers FC & Old Westminsters FC

one captaincy, no goals

P 2 W 0 D 1 L 1 F 3: A 5
25% successful

full appearances: two
minutes as captain:


  William Stepney Rawson
Birth Saturday, 14 October 1854 as a British Subject, born in Cape (of Good Hope) Town, Kaapkolonie.
Death Friday, 4 November 1932, in Whitchurch, Oxfordshire, aged 78 years 21 days [registered in Henley, December 1932].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Rawson attended Westminster School, representing the school at football in 1872 and 1873, becoming captain in his final year.  He then went up to Oxford University, winning a "blue" in four consecutive years, from 1874 to 1877; also appeared for Old Westminster's and Wanderers FC.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1873-74, runners-up 1876-77;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Refereed the 1876 FA Cup Final between the Wanderers and Old Etonians.
Height/Weight not known.


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Captain Career

Captain number Fifth player to captain England.
Player number One of six who became the 28th players (30) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back
Only captaincy No. 6, 3 March 1877, England 1 Scotland 3, a friendly match at The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 22 years 140 days
Distinctions Brother of Herbert.
Missed out on becoming the England's youngest captain by six days. Cuthbert Ottaway was 22 years and 134 days old.

Captain Record

Venue & Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home venue
Friendly match
1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 00.0 -1

Captain History
 Clubs: Oxford University A.F.C., Wanderers F.C., Old Westminsters A.F.C. - one captaincy (90 min)

F.A. Committee - one captaincy (90 min)x

Age 22
1 6 3 March 1877 - England 1 Scotland 3, The Surrey Cricket Ground, Kennington Fr HL second app fb