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Percy Barton

Birmingham FC

7 caps, 0 goals

P 7 W 3 D 3 L 1 F 14: A 8
64% successful

1921-24

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Percival A. Barton

Name Notes

Percival A. Barton, confirmed by his death registration, and the FA Yearbook calls him P.A. Barton. His census returns calls him Percival and Percy, born in Edmonton. But born in 1893. The Midlands Electoral Roll of 1945/50 also call him Percival A..
He is NOT Percival Harry Barton, born in Edmonton August 1895, because he died within the next quarter of registrations, that is, before December 1895.
His middle name is possibly Augustus. Marriage Banns in December 1912 from Lower Edmonton had a Percy Augustus marrying Margaret McKenzie...the marriage did not take place though.
Born Early 1893 at 9 Northumberland Street, Edmonton, Middlesex [possibly registered in West Ham, March 1893 or Lambeth, June 1893].

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, the seven year-old Percival, is the fourth child of five to Henry and Louisa (née Banks), living at 25 Union Road, Edmonton. Henry is a builder.

According to the 1911 census, 18 year-old Percy is an engineer lathe hand at the gasworks. With his younger sister, Louisa, and parents and the Gill's as boarders, they live at 5 Claremont Terrace in Upper Edmonton. The census reveals that Percy is one of eleven children at that three have since died. His father is a general labourer.
According to the 1945 Midlands Electoral Roll, Percival A. was living alone at the Railway Tavern in Kyrwicks Lane, Sparkbrook in Birmingham. The electoral roll from 1950 has Percival A, and Gertrude, living at 93 Porchester Road in Aston.

Married to Gertrude Hawkes (née Payne) [no registration found].
Died October 1961, aged 68 years nk days [registered as Percival A., in Birmingham, December 1961].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1921].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in North London and played with local sides, Tottenham Thursday FC and Sultan FC. It was Birmingham FC that signed Barton in 1913, before he returned to Tottenham during WW1. He guested with Tottenham Hotspur FC. He left Birmingham in 1929 after 331 league appearances and thirteen goals, when he joined Stourbridge FC of the Birmingham & District League. He retired in 1933.
Club honours Football League Divsion Two winners 1920-21;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 414th players (417) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 126, 21 May 1921, Belgium 0 England 2, an end-of-season tour match at Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles, aged 27 years nk days.
Last match No. 142, 22 October 1924, England 3 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool, aged 31 years nk days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1921-22, 1923-24, 1924-25;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

No additional information to that above. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.27.

 

Percy Barton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 7 4 630 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.

 

Percy Barton - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
Away 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 0 1 2.25 1.00 75.0 +2
All 7 3 3 1 14 8 +6 0 1 2.00 1.143 64.3 +2

 

Percy Barton - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 0 0 1.50 1.25 50.0 =0
Friendly 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All 7 3 3 1 14 8 +6 0 1 2.00 1.143 64.3 +2

 

Percy Barton - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1921-22 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1923-24 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
BC 1924-25 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 0 0 1.50 1.25 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 0 0 1.50 1.25 50.0 =0
All 4 1 2 1 6 5 +1 0 0 1.50 1.25 50.0 =0

 

Percy Barton - Match History
 Club: Birmingham F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 7 full capsx

Age 27
1 126 21 May 1921 - Belgium 0 England 2, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Sint-Jans Molenbeek, Bruxelles Fr AW Start lh
2 127 22 October 1921 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start lh
Age 29
3 134 10 May 1923 - France 1 England 4, Stade Pershing, Paris Tour AW Start lh
- 135 21 May 1923 - Sweden 2 England 4, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW squad member
- 136 24 May 1923 - Sweden 1 England 3, Stockholms Olympiastadion, Stockholm AW
4 138 1 November 1923 - Belgium 2 England 2, Bosuil Stadion, Antwerpen Fr AD Start lh
Age 30
5 139 3 March 1924 - England 1 Wales 2, Ewood Park, Blackburn BC HL Start lh
6 140 12 April 1924 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start lh
Age 31
7 142 22 October 1924 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC HW Start lh

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