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England Captains - Francis Sparks

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Francis Sparks Profile

Full name Francis John Sparks
Popular name Francis Sparks
Born  4 July 1855 in Billericay, near North Benfleet, Essex
Died 13 February 1934

Club Career while Captain

Club(s) Clapham Rovers FC
Distinctions -

England Career as Captain

Captain number 9th player to captain England.
Player number 68th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham; aged 24 years 254 days.
Last match No. 11, 15 March 1880, Wales 2 England 3, a friendly match at Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham; aged 24 years 254 days.
Major tournaments None.
Team honours None.
Individual honours 3 full caps for England, 3 goals.
Distinctions

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Francis Sparks - Captain's Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.000 2.000 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.000 2.000 100.0 +1

 

Francis Sparks - Captain's Record  - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Friendlies 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.000 2.000 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.000 2.000 100.0 +1

 

Francis Sparks - Captain History
Club:  Clapham Rovers FC - 1 captaincy
Selector: F.A. Committee headed by Charles Alcock  - 1 captaincy
Cap No. Opponent Date Venue Type F A Res. Details Shirt
1 11 Wales 15-Mar-1880 Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham F 3 2 AW Start
3rd app
F

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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