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"Very fast, he had splendid command over the ball, middled with great accuracy and judgement and was, to crown it all, a remarkable good shot at goal."

 

Charlie Bambridge

Swifts FC & Corinthians FC

18 caps, 11 goals

P 18 W 9 D 3 L 6 F 67: A 34
*(actual F 64: A 29)

58% successful

1879-87

disciplined: none
captaincies:
two
minutes played:
1533

Profile

Full name Edward Charles Bambridge
Born 30 July 1858 in Windsor, Berkshire [registered in Windsor, Berkshire, September 1858].

Census Notes

According to the 1861 census, two year-old Edward Chas. is living with his parents, William and Sophia (née Thorrington), and four older siblings, at 3 Sheet Street, New Windsor. His father is a photographer.

According to the 1871 census, twelve year-old Edward Charles, was living at Kings Road, Adelaide Place in New Windsor with his parents and brother, Arthur.

According to the 1881 census, all brothers (George, Ernest, Edward and Arthur) living together at 22 Spencer Road in Battersea, London. Edward C. was an Insurance Clerk for Lloyds. They had two servants.

According to the 1891 census, Edward C. is now married to Kathleen S.. They have two servants, and Edward is an underwriter, living at Boveney, Thornlaw Road in Lambeth.

According to the 1901 census, still married and an underwriter at Lloyds, living with four children, Rupert Charles Feredrick, Godfrey Charles, Oliver Charles and Kathleen, along with four servants at 9 Cecil Lodge, Gresham Road, Limpsfield in Surrey

According to the 1911 census, Edward Charles and his wife, and four children, now only two servants were all living at 121 North Side, in Clapham Common, Battersea. Still an underwriter.
The Kelly's Directory of 1918 stated that Bambridge was living at 22 Merton Hall Road in Wimbledon. The London Electoral Rolls from 1919 to 1921 also stated that Bambridge was living at the same address. 

Married to Kathleen Sylvia Bailey, on 26 April 1890 at Streatham Common Immanuel, Lambeth [registered in Wandsworth, June 1890].
Died 8 November 1935, aged 77 years 101 days [registered in Surrey NE, December 1935].
Height/Weight not known

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) He was educated at St Mark's School in Windsor and then Malvern College and began his football career there. From there he went onto play for numerous clubs including Swifts FC, Windsor Home Park FC, Streatham FC, Upton Park FC, Clapham Rovers FC and was also part of the Corinthians team (1886-89); also represented Surrey FA, Berkshire FA and London.
Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The first attempt to form a league in southern England to rival the Football League came from a proposal by Charlie Bambridge in 1890. His idea failed to generate a positive response due to the powerful Old Boys' network of clubs from the public schools - then dominant in the south.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of eight who became the 62nd players (69) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left/Inside-right, half-back;
First match No. 9, 5 April 1879, England 5 Scotland 4, friendly match at Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London, aged 20 years 249 days, .
Last match No. 31, 19 March 1887, England 2 Scotland 3, a British Championship match at Leamington Street, Blackburn, aged 28 years 232 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84, 1884,-85, 1885-86, 1887-88;
Team honours British Championship winners 1885-86;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Arthur Bambridge was the younger brother of Charlie Bambridge and EH Bambridge. One of the elder brothers, George, was the Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Beyond England

Earned his living as a Lloyd's underwriter, but Lloyd's went broke in 1909; Member of the FA Committee 1883-86 and an original member of the Corinthians committee in 1882. Becoming the Corinthians honorary secretary 1923-32. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.21/22.

 

Charlie Bambridge - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
19 18 11 1533 11 138 min 4 Two 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.

 

Charlie Bambridge - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 5 2 2 30 15 +15 0 4 3.333 1.667 66.7 +3
Away 9 4 1 4 37 19 +18 1 2 4.111 2.111 50.0 =0
All 18 9 3 6 67 34 +33 1 6 3.722 1.889 58.3 +3

 

Charlie Bambridge - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 11 6 3 2 35 9 +26 1 4 3.182 0.818 68.2 +4
Friendly 7 3 0 4 32 25 +7 0 2 4.571 3.571 42.9 -1
All 18 9 3 6 67 34 +33 1 6 3.722 1.889 58.3 +3

 

Charlie Bambridge - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1884-85 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1885-86 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 0 0 2.00 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 1886-87 3 2 0 1 13 3 +10 0 2 4.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC All 11 6 3 2 35 9 +26 1 4 3.182 0.818 68.2 +4
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 11 6 3 2 35 9 +26 1 4 3.182 0.818 68.2 +4
All 11 6 3 2 35 9 +26 1 4 3.182 0.818 68.2 +4

 

Charlie Bambridge - Match History
 Club: Swifts F.C. - 13 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 18 full capsx

Age 20
1 9 5 April 1879 - England 5 Scotland 4, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Start
 
48, 83
il
Age 21
2 10 13 March 1880 - Scotland 5 England 4, Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow Fr AL Start
 
37-42, 88/89
il
- 11 15 March 1880 - Wales 2 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW withdrew injured
Age 22
3 13 12 March 1881 - England 1 Scotland 6, Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HL Start 64 il
Age 23
4 14 18 February 1882 - Ireland 0 England 13, Knock Ground, Bloomfield, Belfast Fr AW Captain
nk
or
5 15 11 March 1882 - Scotland 5 England 1, Hampden Park, Hampden Terrace, Glasgow Fr AL Start il
6 16 13 March 1882 - Wales 5 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AL Start off 3 hb
0-0 when withdrawn
Age 24
7 17 3 February 1883 - England 5 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London Fr HW Start
42/43
ol
Age 25
8 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start off 75
nk
il
9 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow AL Start il
10 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start ol
Age 26
11 23 28 February 1885 - England 4 Ireland 0, Manchester Football Ground, Whalley Range, Manchester BC HW Start 44 ol
12 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1, Leamington Road, Blackburn HD Start ol
13 25 21 March 1885 - England 1 Scotland 1, The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London HD Start 57 ol
 Club: Swifts F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 27
14 27 27 March 1886 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Crosshill, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
15 28 29 March 1886 - Wales 1 England 3, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham AW Start ol
Age 28
16 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Highfield, Sheffield BC HW Captain ol
17 30 26 February 1887 - England 4 Wales 0, The Surrey Cricket Ground, The Oval, Kennington, London HW Start ol
18 31 19 March 1887 - England 2 Scotland 3, Leamington Road, Blackburn HL Start ol

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