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Sam/Billy Austin

Manchester City FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0: A 0
50% successful

1925

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Samuel William Austin

notes

known equally as Sam and Billy
Born 29 April 1900 allegedly in Arnold, Nottinghamshire [no registration found].
Birth notes The only evidence we can find that Austin existed was on his death registration, which confirms his birthdate. Only history books state his birthplace.  One source states his name was Sidney William, but this too has no registration.

Census Notes

Samuel William Austin is an enigma.  There is no registration in Nottinghamshire regarding him.  The 1901 census states that there was an eleven-month old Samuel Austin, born in Staffordshire and residing in Hanley, to Frederick and Martha, and 1911 census can only find a Whitwell born Samuel Austin.  We only know he existed and was born because his death registration confirmed so.

Died 2 April 1979 in Kidderminster, aged 78 years 339 days. [registered in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, June 1979].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st. 10lbs. [1925]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Had a trial with Sheffield United FC while he played with his local side, Arnold United FC.  Also played with another local side Arnold St Mary's FC, before joining Norwich City FC in October 1920.  Joined Manchester City FC in May 1924 for £2000.  Signed for Chesterfield FC in December 1931 and then Kidderminster Harriers in 1933.  Ended his career with 358 league appearances and 83 goals.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1925-26; Football League Division Two winners 1927-28;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & The Mighty Leeds website.

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 495th players (497) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
Only match No. 147, 25 October 1925, Ireland 0 England 0, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 25 years 178 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

no additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.16.

 

Sam/Billy Austin - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Sam/Billy Austin - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Sam/Billy Austin - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1925-26 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Sam/Billy Austin - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 25
1 147 24 October 1925 - Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start or

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