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Corinthians
 

Corinthians FC Profile

Club name Corinthians Football Club
Ground(s) -

Founded

1882 with the intention of developing a squad capable of challenging the supremacy of the Scottish national football team and Queens Park FC; formed by N. Lane Jackson, the assistant secretary of the Football Association;
amalgamated with Casuals FC in 1939 to become the Corinthian Casuals FC.
Colours White shirts, 'dark' shorts
Domestic honours The Sheriff of London's (Thomas Dewar) Charity Shield winners 1900, 1904, joint winners 1898, runners-up 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, as the FA Charity Shield runners up 1930;
European honours None
International honours None
Most capped player Bill Oakley, 12, England

"I remember how they walked on to the field, spotless in their white shirts and dark shorts.  Their hands in their pockets, sleeves hanging down.  Yet there was about them an air of casual grandeur, a haughtiness that was yet not haughty, which seemed intangible.  And how they played!" 
- An Austrian player after the Corinthians played in Vienna.

Chronologically

Most Capped
Player
No.
England Players Years Starts Subs Apps Capt Goals
223 Oakley, William John 1897-1901 12 0 12 1 0
204 Smith, Gilbert Oswald 1899-1901 7 0 7 7 5
460 Bower, Alfred George  1923-27 5 0 5 3 0
184 Henfrey, Arthur George 1892-96 4 0 4 0 1
253 Foster, Reginald Erskine 1901-02 4 0 4 1 3
442 Hegan, Kenneth Edward 1923 4 0 4 0 4
143 Holden-White, Cecil Henry 1888 2 0 2 0 0
187 Hossack, Anthony Henry 1892-94 2 0 2 0 0
214 Lodge, Lewis Vaughan 1896 2 0 2 0 0
254 Wilson, Geoffrey Plumpton 1900 2 0 2 0 1
453 Patchitt, Basil Clement Alderson 1923 2 0 2 2 0
231 Middleditch, Bernard 1897 1 0 1 0 0
257 Fry, Charles Burgess 1901 1 0 1 0 0
267 Corbett, Bertram Oswald 1901 1 0 1 0 0
449 Creek, Frederick Norman Smith 1923 1 0 1 0 1
467 Doggart, Alexander Graham 1923 1 0 1 1 0
499 Ashton, Claude Thesiger 1925 1 0 1 1 0
17 Total 1888-1925 52 0 52 16 15

Notes

See notes regarding The Corinthians Football Club

The 17 players mentioned above are those that had Corinthians FC has their principal club.  Many other players also played for the Corinthians as a secondary club while playing for another primary club, as well as the England national side.

Despite the claims of other historians, Corinthians only ever managed to field three of their players at once for an England side, against Belgium, 1 November 1923.  Captain Graham Doggart, Kenny Hegan and Alfred Bower all started.

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