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Billy Brawn

Aston Villa FC

2 appearances, 0 goals

P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 5: A 3
75% successful

1904

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name William Frederick Brawn
Born 1 August 1878 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire [registered in Wellingborough, September 1878].

Census Notes

According to the 1881 census, William F. is the only child to David and Esther (née Robinson), and they live at 48 Wood Street in Wellingborough. His father is a general labourer.

According to the 1891 census, Wm Fredk. is now the eldest of six children to their parents, now living at 6 Buckwell Green in Wellingborough. His father now a curriers labourer.

William cannot be found on the 1901 census (he should be in the Sheffield area),but the rest of his family live at 13 Harrowden Road in Wellingborough.

According to the 1911 census, William Frederick, a professional footballer for Chelsea FC, is now married to Ada with two children, Horace and Basil. They live at 81 Chelverton Road in Putney.

Married to Ada Coombs [registered in Wellingborough, June 1902].
Died 18 August 1932 at Brentford Hospital, New Brentford, London, aged 54 years 17 days [registered in Brentford, September 1932]. Living at The Kings Arm Hotel, 19 Boston Road, Brentford.
Height/Weight 6' 1", 13st. 5lbs [1910].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career playing schoolboy football in Wellingborough and then joining Wellingborough FC. He was signed by Northampton Town FC duruing the 1898-99 season and onto Sheffield United FC in January 1900. Aston Villa FC signed Brawn in December 1901, he made 96 league appearances, scoring nineteen goals, until Middlesbrough FC signed him in March 1906. Joined Chelsea FC on 21 November 1907 and after ten goals in 93 league appearances, ended his career at Brentford FC from May 1911. He retired in 1913.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1904-05;
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 290th players (293) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-right
First match No. 80, 29 February 1904, Wales 2 England 2, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 25 years 212 days.
Last match No. 81, 12 March 1904, Ireland 1 England 3, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 25 years 224 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1903-04;
Team honours British Championships winners 1903-04;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Was a Brentford licensee after leaving football until his death. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.44.

 

Billy Brawn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
2 2 2 180 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.

 

Billy Brawn - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1

 

Billy Brawn - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1903-04 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
BC All 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 0 0 2.50 1.50 75.0 +1

 

Billy Brawn - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 80 29 February 1904 - Wales 2 England 2, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start or
2 81 12 March 1904 - Ireland 1 England 3, Solitude Ground, Belfast AW Start or

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