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Teddy Brayshaw

Wednesday FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 7: A 0
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Full name Edward Brayshaw
Born winter, after 20 November, 1863, at 13 Hawley Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Sheffield, December 1863]

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, Edward is the youngest of four children to widowed mother Martha, living at 29 Spital Street, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield. His father, Richard, was a detective police officer and died in 1867.

According to the 1881 census, Edward, alongside his older bother Alban Carlton, have remained with their mother at 29 Spital Street.

According to the 1891 census, Edward is now married to Clara with two children, Robert and Clara. Edward is a publican in 16 Charles Street, Sheffield. With one servant.

There is no evidence of any of the Brayshaw family in the 1901 census.

Married: to Clara Heginbotham [registered in Sheffield, December 1884].
Died: 20 November 1908 in an asylum in Wadsley, aged 45 years nk days [registered in Wortley, December 1908]. He had been in the asylum for twelve months leading up to his death.
Funeral took place on 25 November, from 36 Rock Street, his sister's home. He is buried in with his father in Burngreave Cemetery, in Sheffield (left, provided by David Yates), although his name does not appear on the inscription, his internment entry confirms him so.
Height/Weight: not known

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began at All Saints FC, then Walkley FC in Sheffield, joining Wednesday FC in Sheffield in 1884. Brayshaw, along with several other Wednesday players, joined the Lockwood Brother's team in simply for their cup run in 1886-87, after Wednesday failed to apply in time to enter. The Lockwood Bros team got to the fifth round and took West Bromwich Albion FC to a replay. He became the club captain, but retired through injury in 1891, he played in nineteen FA Cup matches. He gave up because the small bones in his foot kept breaking following repeated kicking. He attempted to return to football in 1892/93 with Grimsby Town FC, making a couple of League appearances. But the same foot injury curtailed him for good this time.
Club honours Football Alliance champions 1889-90; FA Cup runners-up 1889-90.
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 134th players (137) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half, although a right-back at club level
Only match No. 29, 17 March 1884, England 7 Ireland 0, a British Championship match at Bramall Lane, Little Sheffield, Sheffield, aged 23 years.
Major tournaments British Championship 1886-87;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Brayshaw became a Sheffield licensee, namely the Rifleman's Canteen in Charles Street, becoming the Empire Hotel c.1907, retiring in 1907 because of ill-health. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.44/45.

England Tragedy

Edward Brayshaw, aged 50, is at present lying in the Firvale Workhouse Hospital, suffering from the effects of a self-inflicted wound. He has recently been an inmate of the Workhouse, and a day or two ago he was found in the lavatory with his throat cut. The weapon he had used was a table knife. He is now making favourable progress. Brayshaw was a well known footballer." - Sheffield Evening Telegraph - 6 July 1907


Teddy Brayshaw - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Capt. Disc.
2 1 1 90 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.


Teddy Brayshaw - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Teddy Brayshaw - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1886-86 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 0 1 7.00 0.00 100.0 +1


Teddy Brayshaw - Match History
 Club: Wednesday F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 29 5 February 1887 - England 7 Ireland 0, Bramall Lane, Sheffield BC HW Start ch

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 0 full capx

Age 26
- 40 5 April 1890 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD reserve