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Frank Bradshaw

The Wednesday FC
 
1 cap, 3 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 11: A 1
100% successful
1908-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Frank Bradshaw [no evidence of 'Francis' can be found]
Born  31 May 1884 at 36 Sidney Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire [registered as Frank Bradshaw in Sheffield, September 1884]

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, a six year-old Frank is the youngest of eight children, to his parents, Henry William and Harriet (née Ward), living at 40 Bromley Street in Sheffield
According to the 1901 census, still at the same address as ten years ago, Frank is now a holloware buffer, living with his parents and three of his older sisters.
According to the 1911 census, Frank was now living at 68 Ashburnham Road in Northampton, as a professional footballer, with his wife, Francis. The census also reveals that they had a child that had died within its first two years.
Married to Francis Cooke [registered in Wandsworth, London, March 1908]
Died not known
Death notes Bradshaw's death is an enigma. He just does not turn up anywhere. There were two possibilities of his death, that is, his death age adding correctly to his birth year, but his probate suggests that this Bradshaw is different to the one named above, namely, those in the probate have a different widow. And absolutely nothing is found in the genealogical sites.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st 10lbs, [1912]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his junior football with the Sheffield schools between 1895 and 1897, also playing for Oxford Street Sunday School. Began playing with The Wednesday club of Sheffield as an amateur in 1904, turning professional in 1905. He scored 37 goals in 87 league appearances. He joined Herbert Chapman's Northampton Town FC of the Southern League in 1910 for £250. Transferred to Everton FC in November 1911 for £1250 and made another nineteen goals in 66 league appearances. Then joined The Arsenal FC in August 1914. He made 134 league appearances, scoring sixteen times, the latter-half of which where all in the right-back position. Retired in May 1923 to become manager of Aberdare Athletic FC for a season.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1906-07; Southern League runners-up 1910-11;
Individual honours Football League (four appearances), Southern League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 335th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
Only match No. 96, 8 June 1908, Austria 1 England 11, an East-European tour match at Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien, aged 24 years 9 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A silversmith by vocation. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.43.

 

Frank Bradshaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 1 0 1 90 3 30 min 0 0 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.

 

Frank Bradshaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 11 1 +10 0 0 11.0 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 11 1 +10 0 0 11.0 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Frank Bradshaw - Match History
 Club: The Wednesday F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 23
- 93 16 March 1908 - Wales 1 England 7, Cardiff Arms Park, Westgate Street, Cardiff, BC AW reserve
- 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD reserve
Age 24
- 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Leopoldstadt, Wien tour AW reserve
1 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien AW Start

19, 72, 85
cf
- 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Zugló, Budapest AW reserve
- 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha AW reserve
Age 25
- 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Park Avenue, Horton Park, Bradford BC HW reserve

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