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Arthur Bridgett

Sunderland AFC
 
11 appearances, 3 goals

P 11 W 10 D 1 L 0 F 56: A 8
95% successful
1905-09

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
990

Profile

Full name George Arthur Bridgett
Born  11 October 1882 in Forsbrook, Staffordshire. [registered as George Arthur in Cheadle, December 1882].
Attended St. Peter's School, Stoke

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, George Arthur is the third of five children to Edwin and Annie Bridgett, living at 8 Commercial Buildings in Kirkham Street in Penkhull, Stoke-Upon-Trent. His father is a stone mason.
According to the 1901 census, George A. the oldest of the five children living with his widowed mother. He is an upholsterer living at 82 London Road in Stoke-Upon-Trent. His mother is a furniture dealer.
According to the 1911 census, his brother Edwin and sister Mary are living in the Whitburn area of South Shields. Arthur Bridgett, a professional footballer, is residing in the Engsleigh Palace Hotel, Gordon Street in London.
Married to Gertrude M. Forrester [registered in Stoke on Trent, March 1918].
Died 26 July 1954 at Newcastle-under-Lyme, age 71 years 289 days [registered in Newcastle L., September 1954].
Height/Weight 5' 8¾", 12st 0lbs, [1903], 5' 8½", 11st 8lbs, [1905]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Sunderland AFC Player Profiles & FindMyPast.co.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Played his junior football with the Stoke school sides, namely St Peter's, before joining Burslem Park FC and Trentham FC. Joined Stoke FC as an amateur in October 1902.  Within months and after seven league appearances, he had signed professional forms with Sunderland AFC, where he remained for over ten years, becoming the club captain, making 320 league appearances, scoring 108 goals.  Left the Wearside club to take up management with first South Shields AFC as player-manager on 10 July 1912 for £175, and then North Shields FC. Guested for Port Vale FC during the war years, whom he signed for again in November 1923, featuring for the club in the Football League as a 41 year-old, he scored seven goals in fourteen league appearances.  Left the Valiants in February 1924 and joined the Sandbach Ramblers.
Club honours Staffordshire Junior Cup runners-up 1901-02;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances).
Distinctions Bridgett made a religious commitment in never playing on a Good Friday or Christmas Day.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & South Shields FC local history.

England Career

Player number 311th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 85, 1 April 1905, England 1 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at The Sports Arena, Crystal Palace Park, Penge, London, aged 23 years 89 days.
Last match No. 104, 1 June 1909, Austria 1 England 8, an East-European tour match at Hohe Warte Stadion, Döbling, Wien, aged 27 years 150 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1904-05, 1907-08, 1908-09;
Team honours British Championship winners 1904-05, 1908-09, shared 1907-08,
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

nothing available, but his census report revealed him to being an upholsterer. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.45./FindMyPast.co.uk

 

Arthur Bridgett - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
12 11 4 11 990 3 330 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.

 

Arthur Bridgett - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 7 0 +7 0 3 2.33 0.00 100.0 +3
Away 8 7 1 0 49 8 +41 0 2 6.125 1.00 93.8 +7
All 11 10 1 0 56 8 +48 0 5 5.091 0.727 95.4 +10

 

Arthur Bridgett - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
British Championship 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 0 3 2.00 0.25 87.5 +3
Friendly 7 7 0 0 48 7 +41 0 2 6.857 1.00 100.0 +7
All 11 10 1 0 56 8 +48 0 5 5.091 0.727 95.4 +10

 

Arthur Bridgett - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1904-05 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1907-08 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1908-09 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 0 2 3.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 0 3 2.00 0.25 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 0 3 2.00 0.25 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 0 3 2.00 0.25 87.5 +3

 

Arthur Bridgett - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 11 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 11 full capsx

Age 23
1 85 1 April 1905 - England 1 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace BC HW Start ol
Age 26
2 94 4 April 1908 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start ol
3 95 6 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 6, Cricketer Platz, Wien Fr AW Start 85 ol
4 96 8 June 1908 - Austria 1 England 11, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien tour AW Start 73 ol
5 97 10 June 1908 - Hungary 0 England 7, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth AW Start ol
6 98 13 June 1908 - Bohemia 0 England 4, Stadión Letná,  Praha AW Start ol
Age 27
7 99 13 February 1909 - England 4 Ireland 0, Horton Park Avenue, Bradford BC HW Start ol
8 100 15 March 1909 - England 2 Wales 0, City Ground, Nottingham HW Start ol
- 101 3 April 1909 - England 2 Scotland 0, Sports Arena, Crystal Palace HW reserve
9 102 29 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 4, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth tour AW Start ol
10 103 31 May 1909 - Hungary 2 England 8, Millenáris Sportpálya, Buda-pesth AW Start ol
11 104 1 June 1909 - Austria 1 England 8, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AW Start ol

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