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Tom Baddeley

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 appearances, 5 goals against
two clean sheets

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 11: A 5
70% successful

1903-04

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name Thomas Baddeley
Born 2 November 1874 in Bycars, near Burslem, Staffordshire [registered in Wolstanton, Staffordshire, December 1874].

According to the 1881 census, Baddeley was at school, living at 84 Rose Street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The fifth of six children, living with only their mother.

According to the 1891 census, Baddeley was now a baker, still living at 84 Rose Street. Now the fourth of seven children, living with only their mother, who is now a widow.

According to the 1901 census, Baddeley was now officially registered as a Professional Footballer, he, alongside fellow Footballer and Scot, George Fleming, were boarding with Alfred and Harriet Munn at 38 Clifton Street, Wolverhampton.

According to the 1911 census, Baddeley had married Phoebe Anne, with one son, Sydney, living at Rose Cottage, in the Bycars Road in Burslem.  Evidently, another son, Thomas, had died the year previously, aged just three years old. Tom was working as a Potters Turner.

Married: to Phoebe Anne Blackham [registered in Wolstanton, November 1904].
Died: 24 September 1946 in Stoke, aged 71 years 326 days [registered in Stoke, September 1946]. Buried at Burslem cemetery (left).
Height/Weight: 5' 9", 12st. 2lbs [1903].

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Burslem Swifts FC and joined Burslem Port Vale FC in 1892. After 62 league appearances, in which he dropped from the Football League to the Midland League, he was signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1897, where he appeared in another 296 league matches. Baddeley moved to newly-formed Bradford FC in May 1907 and was made captain for the 1908-09 season, he made nine league appearances. Then finally joined Stoke FC of the Birmingham & District League, in 1910. He retired in May 1911, but not before playing a few games for rivals, Whitfield Colliery FC.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (four appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 278th player (278) to appear for England. 32nd goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 77, 14 February 1903, England 4 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Molineux, Wolverhampton, aged 28 years 104 days.
Last match No. 82, 9 April 1904, Scotland 0 England 1, a British Championship match at Celtic Park, Kerrydale Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, aged 29 years 158 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1902-03, 1903-04;
Team honours British Championships shared 1902-03, winners 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.17.

 

Tom Baddeley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 450 5 90 5 2 40% 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.

 

Tom Baddeley - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
All - British Championship 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 0 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2

 

Tom Baddeley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1902-03 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1903-04 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 0 1 2.00 1.00 83.3 +2
All 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 0 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 0 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2
All 5 3 1 1 11 5 +6 0 2 2.20 1.00 70.0 +2

 

Tom Baddeley - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full capsx

Age 28
1 77 14 February 1903 - England 4 Ireland 0, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start gk
2 79 4 April 1903 - England 1 Scotland 2, Bramall Lane, Sheffield HL Start gk
Age 29
3 80 29 February 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start gk
4 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast AW Start gk
5 82 9 April 1904 - Scotland 0 England 1, Celtic Park, Glasgow AW Start gk

Notes

Inscription on his Gravestone

in
loving memory of
Tom
beloved son of
Thomas & Annie BADDELEY
of Rose Cottage, Bycars Rd Burslem,
who died Jan 14th 1910,
aged 3 years & 5 months.
"moments fleeting pleasure and
light and life are gone".
also of the above
Thomas BADDELEY,
who died Sept 24th 1946,
aged 71 years
at rest.
also Phoebe Ann BADDELEY,
beloved wife of the above
who died 13th March 1951,
aged 76 years.
reunited.

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